2016 Suzuki Access 125 Launched in India is the mid-life refresh with several styling revisions, added features and minor mechanical updates
Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL) has launched the new Access 125 in the two-wheeler market at a price of Rs 53,887 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The mid-life refresh of the Access made its first public appearance at the Auto Expo 2016 in early February in Greater Noida.
It is built on a lighter platform and comprises of several styling revisions and added features along with minor mechanical updates. For instance, the new Suzuki Access comes equipped with optional DC socket, single push starter, larger turn indicators and grab rail, new mudguard and chrome exhaust system, revisions to apron, new part-analog and part-digital instrument cluster and a 3D signature emblem.
The 2016 Suzuki Access measures about 1,780 mm in length, 650 mm in width and 1,125 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 1,250 mm. Suzuki started its journey in the domestic market with the commencing of Access’ production in 2007 locally. Whilst many updates have been infused over the years, the new changes are the most substantial of the lot.
The scooter sits on five-spoke 12-inch alloy wheels and the stopping power is dealt by front disc brakes. The telescopic forks and swing-arm type suspension do their respective comforting duties at the front and back. With the addition of the new colour scheme, the Access 125 is now being offered in five colours namely Candy Sonoma Red, Pearl Mirage White, Metallic Matt Fibroin Gray, Glass Sparkle Black and Pearl Suzuki Deep Blue.
Powering the Access is the same 125cc, four-stroke, OHC, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine but it’s been revised to return a better fuel efficiency of 64 kmpl and better performance. The Suzuki Eco Performance (SEP) technology in the updated scooter will help the motor to churn out a maximum power output of 8.5 bhp at 7,000 rpm and 10.2 Nm of peak torque at 5,000 rpm
The Access 125 will compete against the likes of Honda Activa 125, Mahindra Rodeo RZ and Honda Aviator in the 125cc category of the Indian two-wheeler space.