In an exclusive report, we can reveal that the best-selling 125 scooter in the country will receive important updates this year
Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL) made a phenomenal start to 2019 with a massive YoY sales growth of 39.6 per cent in January as 63,209 units were sold against 45,287 units during the same month last year. As has often been the case, the major contribution did come from Access 125 as 54,524 units were retailed.
The 44 per cent YoY sales increase did help Access to beat TVS’ top-selling Jupiter for the first time by 3,224 units. The Japanese manufacturer is wary of the significance of the Access for its domestic sales and the best-selling 125 scooter in the country is due an update this year around the festive season. We can exclusively reveal that the 2019 Suzuki Access will adorn a new set of alloy wheels and LED headlamp.
For improved practicality, the upcoming Access will also receive a Jupiter-styled fuel filler cap on the rear. Suzuki might bring fuel injection technology into the mix and it could result in a slight hike in performance changes but no concrete information on it is available yet.
Suzuki launched the Combined Braking System (CBS) on Access 125 only in June 2018 and it aids in maintaining a good balance between front and rear brake forces amidst reducing braking distances. Suzuki also sells the Access in a special edition with Metallic Sonic Silver finish, leather seat cover and chrome touches among other premium updates.
The regular Suzuki Access is offered in six paint schemes namely Pearl Suzuki Deep Blue No.2, Candy Sonoma Red, Metallic Matt Fibroin Gray, Glass Sparkle Black, Pearl Mirage White and Metallic Sonic Silver. The Access has its retro-inspired styling as a major USP and we may get subtle graphical updates in the 2019 version.
It is powered by a 124 cc single-cylinder, four-stroke, air-cooled engine which is good enough to pump out a maximum power output of 8.7 PS of power at 7,000 rpm and 10.2 Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm. It is connected to a CVT transmission. The Access uses telescopic front forks and swing arm unit at the rear for suspension duties.