Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL) launched the updated Swish 125 scooter late last week. We take a quick look at it to see what’s changed and what’s not.
Like we reported earlier, the new Swish 125 gets a host of new colour schemes, along with some new features. The scooter is now available in silver, black, white and red colours and has quirky new graphics. A highlight of the updated Swish is the all-new instrument console, which houses a digital readout. This displays the odometer, fuel gauge, two trip-meters, along with an oil change indicator and a clock, which is a handy addition. The Swish also gets a new headlight cowl design, replete with blue-lens pilot lights, and a new multi-reflector headlight, that offers improved illumination for better night-time visibility. While the older Swish had fibre mudguard at the front, the new one gets a robust steel fender. Maintenance free batteries, tubeless tyres and telescopic suspension are carried over to the new model. The new Swish comes with about 20 litres of underseat storage.
Mechanically, the updated Suzuki Swish 125 is identical to its predecessor. It continues to be powered by the same powerful 124cc single cylinder engine that also does duty on the Suzuki Access. The update provides the Swish a much-needed refresh, the first major one since its launch in 2012, keeping it relevant amongst competitors in the segment, primarily the Honda Activa 125. We though feel that Suzuki may have missed a trick here by not offering a front disc brake, something that’s becoming increasingly common in premium scooters.
The new Suzuki Swish 125 retails at a price of about Rs. 51,661 (ex-showroom Delhi), nearly Rs. 4000 more than the outgoing version.