Suzuki Motorcycle India made a big leap into the country’s scooter segment by releasing the Burgman Street 125 maxi-scooter on Thursday. Although the maxi-scooter concept is popular among Southeast Asian countries, it doesn’t didn’t find many takers in India when Kinetic launched Blaze in 2006 and eventually shut down.
The Burgman Street is the only maxi-scooter available in India and Suzuki Motorcycle India has set the price of the premium scooter at 68,000 rupees (ex-showroom, Delhi). While there are no direct rivals due to its unique maxi-scooter design, the Burgman Street poses a challenge to popular 125cc scooters like the Honda Grazia priced at Rs 63,994 (disc brake variant) , the TVS Ntorq 125, which costs Rs 59,687 and the SR 125 from Aprilia. retail at Rs 66,957 (all prices, ex-showroom, Delhi).
Suzuki Burgman Street – Design
Burgman Street definitely turns heads because of its flamboyant design. The wide and thick front apron cannot go unnoticed at the first glance of the scooter. The front apron houses LED headlights, parking lights and turn signals. Suzuki claims that the body-mounted, front-mounted windshield is functional and reduces wind blast. The Burgman Street has a flexible extended foot position to provide a relaxed riding position. The scooter also has a wide stance and wider seating arrangement which will ensure a comfortable ride for rider and passenger.
Suzuki Burgman Street – Specifications
The new Suzuki scooter features a fully digital multi-function instrument panel with a digital clock, fuel gauge, oil change indicator and dual trip odometer. Tubeless tires, front disc brake, 12V charging socket, and multi-function wrench slot are the other premium bits.
The Burgman Street scores points on utility aspects as well, with a front pocket fitted with a convenient cover and under-seat storage capacity of 21.5 liters. The scooter also has a fuel tank capacity of 10.5 liters.
Suzuki Burgman Street – Engine
Suzuki also opted for a proven 125cc mill borrowed from the Access 125 at Burgman Street. The air-cooled single cylinder engine conforming to the BS-IV standard develops 8.6 hp at 6500 rpm and 10.2 Nm at 5000 rpm. The mill is coupled to CVT.
Suzuki Burgman Street Parts – Cycle
The Burgman Street 125 is used with a telescopic fork at the front and a hydraulic type at the rear. The scooter rides with a 90 / 90-12 tire in the front and a 90 / 100-10 in the rear. The scooter is equipped with the combined braking system as standard.
Suzuki Burgman Street – Colors
The new Burgman Street is offered in three color options: matte metallic fiber gray, gloss black in glass and pearly white mirage
The name Burgman
The Burgman nameplate is not new to Suzuki’s portfolio. It already sells Burgman brand maxi-scooters in 125cc, 200cc, 250cc, 400cc and 600cc versions in international markets. This is the first time that Suzuki presents the Burgman series in India.