The 125-cc scooter segment has witnessed a lot of new entrants in the last one year and the latest offering comes from Suzuki. Priced at Rs. 68,000 and available in one version, this small capacity maxi scooter is based on the Access 125 and promises to deliver a premium experience for customers. We rode the scooter for a few days in and around NCR and you can watch our verdict in the video below – click the Play button right now!
What is it?
The Burgman is the largest scooter in the 125-cc segment and makes use of the Access in terms of its underpinnings. The Burgman range of scooters are quite popular internationally but get larger engine options, as big as 650 cc! However for the Indian market, Suzuki has played it safe and utilised the reliable engine from the Access 125. It locks horns with rivals, such as the TVS NTorq and the Honda Grazia.
Is it more powerful?
No. There are no mechanical updates and the engine continues to put out 8.7 PS of power and 10.2 Nm of torque. The engine itself is known for its punchy performance for city usage and given the road, the little Burgman does hit the 100 km/h mark. Suzuki claims an economy of over 50 kmpl as per global test standards, which means it’s safe to assume 40+ for typical city rides. This combined with the large 5.6-litre tank gives it a real world range of over 200 km.
This is one area where the Burgman scores high. From combined braking system to LED lights with DRLs, the Burgman also gets storage spaces up front – the right one can accommodate a one-litre bottle while the left compartment is where you phone gets placed. The under-seat space is excellent and we like the Gixxer-inspired LCD display. Practical touches include the generous pillion grab rail and XXL sized seat!
At Rs. 68,000 (ex-showroom Delhi), the Burgman is about Rs. 4000 more expensive than the Honda Grazia and a good Rs. 8,000 dearer than the Ntorq. This is a large amount for this segment but this new Suzuki cannot be ignored for its sheer size, road presence, comfort levels and the excellent 125-cc motor that offers best-in-segment performance-fuel economy combination.