Suzuki Motorcycle India has taken a big step in the scooter segment of the country by launching maxi-scooter styled Burgman Street 125 on Thursday. Although the concept of maxi-scooter is popular among the South East Asian countries, it has not found many takers in India when Kinetic launched Blaze way back in 2006 and discontinued eventually.
The Burgman Street is the only maxi-scooter available in India and Suzuki Motorcycle India has priced the premium scooter Rs 68,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Though there are no direct rivals owing to its unique maxi-scooter design, the Burgman Street pose challenge to popular 125cc scooters like the Honda Grazia priced at Rs 63,994 (disc brake variant), TVS Ntorq 125, which costs Rs 59,687 and Aprilia's SR 125 retailing at Rs 66,957 (all prices, ex-showroom, Delhi).
Suzuki Burgman Street- Design
The Burgman Street is definitely a head-turner owing to its flamboyant design. The large and thick front apron cannot go unnoticed in the first glance of the scooter. The front apron houses LED headlamps, position lamps and turn indicators. Suzuki claims the body mounted windscreen fixed at the front is functional and it reduces the wind blast. The Burgman Street has a flexible outstretched foot position to provide relaxed riding position. The scooter also has a wide stance and wider seating arrangement that will ensure a comfortable ride for both rider and pillion.
Suzuki Burgman Street- Features
The new Suzuki scooter is loaded with a multifunction, fully-digital instrument panel with a digital clock, fuel gauge, oil change indicator and a dual trip meter. Tubeless tires, front disk brake, 12V charging socket and multi-function key slot are the other premium bits.
The Burgman Street also scores on utility aspects, with a convenient lid equipped front pocket and an under-seat storage capacity of 21.5-litres. The scooter also has a fuel tank capacity of 10.5-litres.
Suzuki Burgman Street- Engine
Suzuki has opted to go for tried and tested 125cc mill borrowed from the Access 125 to the Burgman Street as well. The air-cooled single-cylinder BS-IV compliant engine develops 8.6hp at 6,500rpm and 10.2Nm at 5,000rpm. The mill comes mated to CVT.
Suzuki Burgman Street- Cycle parts
The Burgman Street 125 is employed with a telescopic fork up front and a hydraulic type at the rear. The scooter runs on a 90/90-12 tire at the front and a 90/100-10 one at the rear. The scooter gets the combi-brake system as standard.
Suzuki Burgman Street- Colours
The new Burgman Street is offered in three colour options- Metallic Mat Fibroin Gray, Glass sparkle black and Pearl Mirage White
The Burgman name
The Burgman nameplate is not new in Suzuki's portfolio. It already sells Burgman branded maxi-scooters in 125cc, 200cc, 250cc, 400cc and 600cc guises in the international markets. This is the first time Suzuki introducing the Burgman series in India.