Suzuki Burgman unveiled
Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL) has revealed the Suzuki Burgman maxi-scooter at the Auto Expo 2018. Internationally, the Suzuki Burgman is accessible in a wide range of engine sizes from 125 cc to 638 cc. For India though, Suzuki will only introduce the Burgman with new 125 cc engine shared with Suzuki’s bestselling Access 125 scooter. The Suzuki Burgman will be the first of its kind maxi-scooter boasting of a big, bulky size, 14-inch wheels and loaded with a range of features.
The Suzuki Burgman runs on telescopic front suspension with a rear twin shocks, large underseat storage, front windshield, front disc brake and a lightweight, easy to manoeuver chassis. The Suzuki Burgman also features two front storage compartments with 7-litre capacity. One is lockable with the ignition key, while the other is push-open for easy access. The lower lockable storing bay has a 12V DC outlet for charging electronic devices.
The Suzuki Burgman 125 has a fuel tank capacity of 10.5 litres, and a kerb weight of 162 kg. The Burgman 125 is powered by a single-cylinder, liquid-cooled 125 cc engine which creates 10.7 bhp at 8,000 rpm and highest torque of 10 Nm at 6,000 rpm. Suzuki rights a fuel economy of 40 kmpl from the fuel-injected engine of the Burgman 125. The maxi scooter is probable to be launched towards the end of 2018, or even early 2019, and prices are likely to be around Rs.70, 000-75,000 (ex-showroom).
Braking will be controlled by a hydraulic disc brake on the 12 inch front wheel and a drum brake on the 10 inch back tire. Both alloy wheels are shod with tubeless tyres. Telescopic front suspension is standard while the rear receives a monoshock unit. The scooter weighs a light 110 kilograms, and gets 160 mm of ground clearance.
While Suzuki will reveal prices of the Burgman Street 125 during the official launch later this year, expect to pay about Rs.80,000 for this flagship offering from the Japanese company. Suzuki sells the Burgman maxi-scooter in many markets around the globe, and the scooter is available with various engine capacities up to 650 cc. The Burgman brand refers to touring scooters that offer its rider wind protection, a relaxed riding position and adequate performance – highlights seen even on the version that will soon go on sale in India, one of the world’s biggest automatic scooter markets.