Suzuki Burgman Street to be launched at auto expo 2018
Suzuki has developed a premium scooter for India, and it’s called the Burgman Street. The Burgman is a nameplate associated with Suzuki’s flagship scooter family and, currently, Suzuki produces one in 125, 200, 250, 400 and 600cc guises for international markets. This is the first time the Burgman brand will come to India and it will also cultivate the Burgman Street scooter indigenously to cater to the premium scooter section. Engine details are unclear at the moment and the Burgman Street could share the 125cc motor from the Access 125. However, there is also a possibility that it could feature a new 150-cc engine developed precisely for the application. Presently, the only other 150cc scooters on sale are the Aprilia SR150 and the Vespa 150.
The Burgman Street will be the first maxi-scooter to go on sale in India since the Kinetic Blaze.
It will be a feature-rich scooter and is expected to offer, among other things, a fully digital instrument cluster, a telescopic fork, a disc brake at the front-end, a multi-function key slot, substantial underseat storage, a 12V tubeless tyres, charging socket and an LED tail-lamp. The Burgman range, internationally, has focused on comfort more than a sporty intent and the Street is expected to do the same in our market. The images suggest that the Burgman Street will not be running very fat tyres but the rim size at the rear does appear to be quite large and could be a 14-inch unit, so far only seen on the Aprilia SR 150.
Typical of the Burgman family, the Street, too, will be extravagantly styled and we assume to see a unique front-end thanks to a large apron and a rare windscreen. The seat, going by Burgman family traits, should be wide and comfortable with a pronounced step between the rider and pillion pads. The Street also seems to share its mirrors with the Suzuki Gixxer and the exhaust, too, seems to have a trendy shroud. We expect the Suzuki Burgman Street to be priced around the Rs.70, 000 mark where it will compete with the Aprilia SR150.