Suzuki Motorcycle India Ltd. has announced its transition from BS4 to BS6 regulations starting from the new year. The first Suzuki two wheeler to be compatible with the new emission norms will be its popular Access 125 automatic scooters.
Details of the 2020 Suzuki Access 125 BS6 scooter has been revealed ahead of its official launch in January. In addition to the emission updates to the engine, the premium scooter also receives a host of new features.
First things first. As expected, the new Access receives electronic fuel injection system. The 124 cc air-cooled engine which is matched to a CVT dishes out 8.7 hp and 10 Nm of torque. Compared to the BS4 version, the new engine produces 0.2 Nm less torque at higher rpm. However, the electronic fuel injection system should make for crisper throttle response which would come handy in urban traffic.
The 2020 Access benefits from Eco Assist Illumination, a green light guide to help the rider optimize his/her throttle usage for good fuel efficiency. The updated scooter also sports LED headlamp for improved illumination and an external fuel filler cap.
At launch, Suzuki will also introduce a special edition with limited production run. This variant will feature beige seat cover, retro-style circular chrome rear view mirror housings, standard USB charging port and black finished front fork and alloy wheels.
There are no other mechanical changes made on the 2020 Suzuki Access 125 BS6. The scooter continues to employ front telescopic fork, swing arm-mounted coil spring at the rear, 12-inch front wheel with 90/90 tubeless tyre and 10-inch rear unit with 90/100 tyre (both are tubeless and alloy rims are optional).
Standard braking equipment comprises drum at either end with mandatory Combi Braking System (CBS) but one can also specify the 125 cc scooter with front disc brake.
The Suzuki Access 125 is currently available in three variants (drum brakes, drum brakes with alloy wheels, front disc with alloy wheels) with a starting prices ranging from INR 58,323 to INR 61,292 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Expect the BS6 version to be pricier by around INR 7,000 owing to the addition of EFI.
The Suzuki Access 125 will continue to fighting it out with the likes of Activa 125 BS6, Vespa, Aprilia SR 125, the newly revealed Yamaha Ray ZR 125, etc.