Suzuki Two Wheelers has unveiled the Burgman Street at the Auto Expo. It’s a brand new 125 cc automatic scooter that brings back maxi-scooters to India. The last such maxi-scooter in India was the Kinetic Blaze 165, which was discontinued a few years back. The Burgman Street 125 will be launched later this year, and features styling cues that give it good street presence and a relaxed riding position.
The scooter will offer LED headlamps, a feature that is become commonplace among pricier automatic scooters. The kicked out floorboard is meant to give the rider a relaxed riding position, and the large fairing up front adds to the touring appeal of the Burgman Street.
The scooter will be powered by a 125cc four stroke engine producing about 10 Bhp of peak power and 10 Nm of peak torque. This air cooled engine – likely to borrowed from Suzuki’s current range of automatic scooters – is expected to use a carburetor and will be paired to a CVT automatic gearbox.
Braking will be handled by a hydraulic disc brake on the 12 inch front wheel and a drum brake on the 10 inch rear wheel. Both alloy wheels are shod with tubeless tyres. Telescopic front suspension is standard while the rear receives a monoshock unit. The scooter weighs a light 110 kilograms, and gets 160 mm of ground clearance.
While Suzuki will reveal prices of the Burgman Street 125 during the official launch later this year, expect to pay about Rs. 80,000 for this flagship offering from the Japanese company. Suzuki sells the Burgman maxi-scooter in many markets around the globe, and the scooter is available with various engine capacities up to 650 cc. The Burgman brand refers to touring scooters that offer its rider wind protection, a relaxed riding position and adequate performance – highlights seen even on the version that will soon go on sale in India, one of the world’s biggest automatic scooter markets.