After being showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo, the new and updated Suzuki Access 125 has been launched in India, priced at Rs. 53,887/-.
Suzuki has been updating its products slowly but surely, the Gixxer twins got a rear disc brake option while the full-faired SF also gets fuel-injection (although sales are yet start). The Hayate got an update too but that won’t move sales anyways so let’s talk about their scooters. Suzuki has three scooters – Swish, Access and Let’s, the most popular one being the Access as it’s a metal bodied scooter with decent amount of performance. The Suzuki Access has been long due for an update and it’s finally here.
First showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo and revealed via brochure just prior to the biennial event, the 2016 Suzuki Access has been launched, priced at Rs. 53,887/- (ex-showroom, Delhi). This isn’t a facelift but a comprehensive update to the popular Japanese scooter as it is now underpinned by an all new platform, more equipment and fresher styling which has a tinge of retro to it.
The Suzuki Access is a heavy scooter but has now dropped 10 kgs, now weighing just 102 kgs. To reduce weight, Suzuki has also reduced fuel tank capacity from 6.0-litre to 5.6-litres while the front sports a 90/90/12 tyre and the rear rides on 90/100/10 tyre, the rubber being tubeless. The seat height is 780 mm but the under-seat storage has increased to 21-litres. The Suzuki Access 125 gets the option of a front disc brake and alloy wheels, it also gets a DC socket. The new cluster is easier to read and the digital display also has a service due indicator.
Powering the Suzuki Access is a reworked 125cc engine for improved output, 8.7 PS and 10.2 Nm. The powerplant has Suzuki Eco Performance (SEP) for improved mileage. To rival the Honda Activa 125 and the soon to be launched Mahindra Gusto 125, the new Suzuki Access 125 will co-exist with the old model with the Japanese major gradually discontinuing the first gen scooter.
2016 Suzuki Access 125
– Gets new design, platform and an updated engine
– Produces more power and torque, gets SEP for higher fuel efficiency
– To co-exist with the old Access, at least for the time being
– The 2016 Suzuki Access 125 is 10 kgs lighter