The Suzuki 125cc scooter gets an update. What has changed in the new version, we find out in this Suzuki Access 125 review.
Indians sure like their scooters and a testament of the same is the fact that the highest-selling two-wheelers in the country are scooters. The fellow Japanese automaker launched the next generation of its highest-selling scooter in India- the Honda Activa 6G. Suzuki Motorcycles India has also confirmed that the Access 125 is its highest selling product. We will now look at what this scooter has to offer.
Suzuki Access 125 is available in five variants (including two special editions) and the prices for the base model starts at Rs. 70,500 (ex-showroom). The base model gets a dual-drum brake setup with CBS whereas the mid variant gets drum brakes with alloy wheels. The top-spec trim gets discs. The top-end Disc variant comes with a price tag of Rs. 73,100.
|Model||Prices (Ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Drum with Alloy Wheels||Rs. 72,200|
|Special Edition Drum (Alloy wheels)||Rs 73,900|
|Special Edition Disc||Rs 74,800|
The Access 125 is a tad short on features compared to its rivals. The scooter gets a digital and analogue instrument cluster but other than that, there isn’t much on offer. It gets LED headlamps, easy start system, external fuel inlet, multi-function digital meter, one push central lock system, front pocket, long seat & long floorboard, convenient luggage hooks, large storage space and USB socket (only in the special edition).
In October 2020, Access 125 also gets connected bike tech with the Bluetooth console and Suzuki Ride connect app. You can pair your smartphone to access a variety of features such as text alert, call alert, turn-by-turn navigation, WhatsApp alert, over speed warning, phone battery level display, estimated time of arrival alerts, and many more features.
Engine and Specifications
The 124cc motor is a very refined engine. Suzuki’s engineering team has presented us with a motor that offers rapid mid-range acceleration and solid pick up. The air-cooled motor delivers 8.7 PS of power and 10 Nm of torque. It gets a 5.0-litre fuel tank, which gives a decent riding range. The transition from the carbureted version to fuel injection (BS6) led to a slight drop (0.2Nm) in torque.
|Engine Displacement||124 cc|
|Engine Type||FI, Single Cylinder, 4-Cycle, 2 Valve, SOHC|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||5.0 litres|
|Reserve Fuel Capacity||1 litre|
|Ground Clearance||160 mm|
The Suzuki Access 125 gets a fuel economy of 52.45kmpl. This comes as a courtesy of the company’s SEP (Suzuki Eco Performance) technology. To get better fuel efficiency figures, you need to ride at economical speeds, maintain your vehicle and keep a check on tyre pressure.
Braking and Handling
There are five variants of the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer- Drum, Drum Alloy, Disc, Special Edition Drum Alloy and Special Edition Disc. The Drum variants are offered with dual drum brakes setup whereas the Disc ones get disc brakes on the front wheels.
|Drum with Alloy Wheels||Drum||Drum|
|Special Edition Drum (Alloy wheels)||Drum||Drum|
|Special Edition Disc||Disc||Drum|
Tyres and Wheels
The scooter comes with 12-inch alloy wheel at the front and 10 inch rear alloy wheels. The wheels are wrapped in 90/90 and 100/90 tyres at the front and the rear, respectively.
|Wheels||Front- 12 inches/ Rear- 10 inches|
Suzuki Access 125 is available in a variety of interesting shades. The standard variants are offered in Pearl Suzuki Deep Blue, Pearl Mirage White, Glass Sparkle Black, Metallic Matte Platinum Silver, Metallic Matte Fibroin Gray and Metallic Matte Bordeaux Red.
On the other hand, the special edition Access 125 colour options include Metallic Dark Greenish Blue, Metallic Matte Black, Metallic Matte Bordeaux Red and Pearl Mirage White.
Also Read: Yamaha Fascino 125 Review
Access 125 rivals the likes of Honda Maestro edge, Honda Activa 125, TVS Jupiter, amongst others.
- Refreshed design
- Good mid-range pickup
- Refined ride
- Lack of features