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Access 125

Launched in 2007, The Suzuki Access 125 was the first 125cc scooter in India. Over the years, Suzuki updated the Access with minor cosmetic changes to remain competitive in the premium scooter segment. Now, the company has launched the 2016 Suzuki Access 125 with an all new design and a modified powertrain. We take it for a spin to see how well it performs in the real world.

Styling & Build Quality

Access 125

The new Access has a stylish design that is very pleasing on the eye. The scooter is noticeable different from the previous generation Access 125. The scooter has a retro-looking square headlamp that resembles the headlamp design of the Yamaha Fascino. The plastic quality of the front panel is quite good. The front panel houses the body mounted turn signal indicators. Yamaha and Vespa brought the retro themed scooter design to the Indian market. Suzuki has done the same with the new Access 125.

Access 125

The scooter’s side panels also follow the retro design with curved elements. The rear tail lamp design is all and integrates seamlessly with the overall design.  The exhaust gets a chrome cover that looks quite good. The New Access 125 has different size tyres for the front and rear wheels –the Front tyre is bigger than the rear. The deluxe variants come with disc brakes and alloy wheels. The standard variant misses out on these features. 

Ergonomics

Access 125

The Suzuki Access 125 offers the typical riding position of scooters-Tall and upright. The soft seat cushion means that the rider and the pillion can sit comfortably. Compared to the previous generation model, the new Access 125 has a longer, wider seat and a longer footboard.

Performance

Access 125

Although the new Access 125 is powered by the same engine, the 125cc gets crucial modifications that deliver a punchier ride. The Engine is tuned with Suzuki’s SEP (Suzuki Eco Performance) technology that makes the engine lighter and more frugal. As a result, the engine now churns out 8.58 bhp at 7000 rpm and 10.2 Nm of torque at 5000 rpm.  This is an excess of 0.5 Nm when compared to the previous-gen engine. Because the torque is delivered at lower revs, the engine packs a punch in the mid-range, which makes city riding a breeze. One can easily reach speeds up to 80 Kmph, after which the engine starts to slightly run out of breath.

Dynamics

Access 125

The Access 125’s compact dimensions make it an agile scooter. It is easy to hustle the scooter through heavy traffic with ease. It handles well too, feeling surefooted when cornering.  The Access 125 soaks up most of the road bumps well.  However, some of the larger speed bumps can be felt through the telescopic suspension.

Braking

Access 125

The Access 125 comes with drum brakes as standard. The MRF tyres along with the standard brakes offer good braking performance and the scooter comes to a standstill without any hassle. The Access also comes with an optional disc brake in case you require more stopping power.     

Features

Access 125

The instrument cluster on the new Access 125 is all now. It now gets a semi-digital instrument cluster with a white background. The tripmeter, odometer and fuel gauge are displayed on the digital screen whereas the speedometer is analogue. The system also includes a service reminder. The Access 125 also comes with optional disc brake and alloy wheels.

Final Word

The 2016 Suzuki Access 125 is priced at Rs. 59,222 (On-road Delhi). The Access has always been a good scooter and now Suzuki has made the scooter even better.  The supple ride and the effortless low-end performance make a compelling argument to own the Access 125. 

KEYTECH SPECS
Engine Air-cooled, 4-stroke single cylinder
Power 8.6 bhp @ 7000 rpm
Torque 10.2 Nm @ 5000 rpm
Chassis Type Underbone type
Brakes Front: Drum (120 mm)
Rear: Drum (120 mm)
Suspension Front: Telescopic, Coil Spring, Oil Damped
Rear: Swing Arm Type, Coil Spring, Oil Damped
Kerb Weight 102
Fuel Tank Capacity 5.6
Price
Ex-Showroom Delhi
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