Suzuki launches 2018 Burgman Street scooter at Rs 68,000

by Firoze Irani 19 Jul 2018

Suzuki Motorcycle India today officially launched its Burgman Street scooter in India at Rs 68,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

The Suzuki Burgman Street uses maxi-scooter styling inspired by the larger Burgman range sold in global markets. It’s also the first made-in-India Suzuki scooter to feature an LED headlight and an all-digital instrument console. In terms of features, this flagship Suzuki scooter has been equipped with a multi-function key slot, large under-seat storage, a 12V charging socket (which is likely to be an optional extra), a cubbyhole below the handlebar and an LED tail-lamp.

Powering the two-wheeler is the Access 125-sourced, 124.3cc motor producing 8.7hp at 7,500rpm and 10.2Nm of torque at 5,000rpm. Other mechanicals of the Burgman Street are also shared with its 125cc sibling. Braking hardware consists of a disc brake unit at the front and a drum unit at the rear. Since the Burgman Street is an all-new product, CBS is standard.

With a kerb weight of 108kg, the Burgman Street weighs 7kg more than the Access 125, which sits at 101kg. While the bodywork on the Burgman Street is made of fibre, the Access 125 gets a metal front apron.

Given that the Burgman uses the same engine as the lighter Access, it is likely this seven percent weight increase could impact the new scooter's performance and fuel efficiency.   

The Suzuki Access 125, on which the Street is based, retails for Rs 59,118 (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the CBS variant. The Burgman Street will compete against the Honda Grazia, priced at Rs 63,994 (disc brake variant), and the TVS NTorq 125, which costs Rs 59,687. There's also the sporty Aprilia SR 125 that costs Rs 66,957 (all prices, ex-showroom, Delhi).

Suzuki Motorcycle India has been performing impressively in the past few years. In FY2018, the manufacturer sold a total of 501,203 units, recording year-on-year growth of 43 percent and a two-wheeler market share of 2.48 percent, up from 1.99 percent in FY2017. In the ongoing fiscal’s first quarter (April-June 2018), the company has sold 152,110 units, which marks 39 percent growth, to gain a market share of 2.68 percent. Given its new plans to set up a new plant and augment production, expect more action from this Suzuki on two wheels.

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