Suzuki revamps the Access 125 with refreshed styling, additional equipment and minor improvements in the powertrain.
Suzuki two-wheelers division has launched the new Access 125 in India. Showcased first at the Delhi Auto Expo earlier this year, the new scooter is priced at Rs 53,887 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Updates are mainly cosmetic in nature while it also gets a few functional additions.
Launched in 2007, the Suzuki Access has been in the market for quite a while, meaning a mid-life update of the scooter was long due. Visual tweaks on the new Access include a chrome-surround over the headlamp cluster, a new digital instrument cluster, 3D emblem logo, LED tailamp, alloy wheels and new exterior colour options. Apart from that, the new Access 125 also gets a wider seat with increased under-seat storage (21 litres) and an optional DC socket for charging mobile phone. Suzuki will also be offering front disc brake as an optional extra on the scooter at a later stage.
Powering the new Access is the same 124cc single-cylinder engine, although it has been tweaked to deliver more performance and increased fuel efficiency. The power output remains unchanged at 8.58bhp but, the torque has been upped to 10.2Nm (vs 9.8Nm) in the new model. The engine is mated to a CVT transmission. Suzuki claims that the new Access feels zippier to ride than before but that does not come at expense of fuel economy - it's claimed to be 20 per cent more fuel efficient than the outgoing model.
The new Suzuki Access 125 will primarily compete against the Honda Activa 125 in the market. Soon the Japanese duo will be joined by another competitor in the shape of the new Mahindra Gusto 125.
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