Suzuki Burgman Street premium maxi-scooter launch soon, will challenge Honda Grazia

Suzuki Burgman Street premium maxi-scooter launch soon, will challenge Honda Grazia

Suzuki will unveil an all-new maxi-scooter at the 2018 Indian Auto Expo. The first spyshots of this scooter have hit the interweb, and from the looks of it, it’ll be called the Burgman Street. The engine that this scooter will use remains a mystery for now.

While Suzuki has the tried and tested 125cc four stroke motor that it can borrow from the Access 125, there’s been talk about a new 150cc motor. If Suzuki indeed puts a 150cc motor into the Burgman Street, the new scooter will be one of he most powerful scooters on sale in the country, joining the likes of the Aprilia SR150 and the Piaggio Vespa VX150.

Suzuki sells a wide range of Burgman maxi-scooters globally, with engine capacities ranging between 125cc and 650cc. For the Indian market though, a low -cost version is likely. This explains the skinnier tyres on the scooter captured in the spyshot. However, in terms of features on offer, the Burgman Street is likely to be quite loaded. From a semi-fairing to telescopic front forks to taller wheels and a mobile charging point, a lot is likely to be on offer.

If Suzuki goes with a 150cc motor on the Burgman Street, it’ll have to eventually add ABS as new government regulations mandate ABS for all two wheelers with engine capacities of over 125cc. A 125cc engine means that Suzuki can get away by adding CBS or a combi-braking system, which is already seen on a range of Honda automatic scooters sold here. We’ll know more such details after the actual at the Expo.

The Burgman Street maxi-scooter will be joined by another motorcycles that Suzuki will unveil at the Auto Expo. The motorcycle will be imported through the completely knocked down (CKD) kit route, and will be assembled here. It’ll be a high-end sportsbike. While some media outlets suggest that the new bike will be the V-Strom 650 to take on the Kawasaki Versys 650, others suggest that it’ll be the GSX-S750 – a Kawasaki Z900 rival.