Honda’s Activa has been a very successful model in the Indian market, and no other scooter has been able to match it in terms of sales volumes. In the 125cc segment, Honda hasn’t been able to make an impact in the same way the Suzuki Access 125 has for a long time. Suzuki had added another feather in its cap by launching its first maxi-scooter in India: the Burgman Street. It was introduced in 2018, and was placed above the Access 125 and shares much of its mechanical components with its sibling.
Packed neatly within the frame is a 124cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 8.6bhp and 10.2Nm of torque. The Suzuki Burgman Street 125 is BSVI-compliant.
The Burgman Street is a very stylish looking scooter, although it does look a little bulky at first. However, there are details that make it stand out from the crowd. It’s the first maxi-styled scooter to have made it to Indian shores.
At the front, it boasts of a huge apron that has a large LED headlamp incorporated with the indicators positioned on either side. It also gets a visor in the front, which isn’t of much use actually. Viewed in side profile, it looks nice and sporty. The wheels, however, look very small on the scooter, given its heft. At the rear, it gets a stylish LED tail light, a chunky exhaust and a solid grab handle. It shows the speedometer, fuel gauge and a clock.
There are also tell-tale lights visible. The switchgear finish is not bad at all. In terms of dimensions, the Burgman Street 125 is 1880mm in length, 675mm in width and 1140mm in height. The motor is the same one that does duty on the Access 125. Power delivery is good, and the mid-range is strong. Even the low-end is quite impressive.
The scooter pulls quite well, all the way up to a top speed of 95kph. The exhaust note is nice and punchy. The engine is very refined, but once you start pushing it harder, the vibrations tend to filter through. The engine is at its best below 70kph.
At 108kgs, the scooter’s weight is light and nimble. The ground clearance, on the other hand, is 160mm, while the scooter has a wheelbase of 1265mm and a seat height of 780mm.
In terms of mileage, the scooter is capable of returning 42kmpl by ARAI, in BSVI guise.
Getting on to the Burgman is an easy affair. And the seating position is nice an upright, like on most scooters, making it rather comfortable. The large foot board is very spacious for the rider’s limbs. The seat is well-cushioned, and is nice and wide. The pillion’s foot pegs are set too much in the front. The suspension setup too, is from the Access 125.
The scooter feels nice and stable in a straight line. The front suspension soak in the bumps well, but the rear tends to feel a bit firm. And the scooter is very flickable. While the MRF tyres may look weedy, they’re actually quite grippy.
The performance from the brakes is reassuring. At the front, the scooter rides on telescopic suspension, while the rear gets a hydraulic type shock-absorber. As far as the chassis is concerned, it is built around a underbone frame. The Burgman Street runs on 90/90-12 tyres at the front and 90/100-10 tyres at the rear.
The scooter comes loaded with a slew of features like fuel-injection, integrated engine start and kill switch with Suzuki easy start system, multi-function full digital meter, LED headlight and position lights, standard body-mounted windscreen, DC socket in glovebox for easy charging, LED tail light, dual luggage hooks and front disc brake.
Matte Fibroin Grey is certainly a colour that is bound to be a favourite among young riders.
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Prices and Variants
The Suzuki Burgman Street 125 is available in one variant: Burgman Street 125 Standard for ₹ 69,208 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
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