Suzuki Access 125: Body Shot
Performance, styling, quality
Stiff ride quality, pricey
A very potent 125cc scooter, the Suzuki Access is the sportiest and quickest of the class.
Honda revived the scooter segment in India and soon scooter segment started to showcase tremendous growth in terms of sales and every manufacturer wanted a pie of the action. Suzuki India started their scooter operations with the Access scooter. While other manufacturers were concentrating on the 110cc segment, Suzuki commenced their scooter journey with a 125cc offering. Initial sales were slow but gladly for the Japanese manufacturer sales picked up and it was selling decent number of units as consumers opted for it owing to the long waiting period of the Honda Activa.
The styling of the Access isn’t path braking and it follows the typical automatic scooter styling. Although thanks to its smooth lines it does have an endearing disposition, the featureless front end, the flat u-shaped taillights, the tubular grab rails and the chrome Heat shield on the exhaust make it look rather bland and dated. Suzuki needs to add a dash of fresh colours and some snazzy graphics to hike up its visual appeal quotient. The instrument console is a standard analogue unit that is easy to read. Quality of switches is impressive and the Access is a solidly put together scooter. The riding posture is upright but we felt the padding of the seats to be too soft and the scooter feels a bit cramped for tall riders.
Powering the Suzuki Access is a 124cc displacement motor. The air-cooled, single pot mill produces 8.6PS of power and peak torque rating of 9.8Nm. Performance of the scooter isn’t brisk as the Suzuki motor feels a bit lazy but once the revs climb it has a strong mid range. While it isn’t very punch the engine is extremely refined and one can hardly feel any vibes seeping through. Handling of the Access is average as one needs to push into corners. Suspension responsibilities are handled by telescopic front forks and coil spring unit at the back. Ride quality is good but on large pot holes the rider could feel a strong jolt to the back. Under seat storage is 20 litres which is higher than most of its rivals. The Suzuki mileage isn’t the most fuel efficient scooter in the market as the mileage is around 45kmpl which is decent for a 125cc scooter. At Rs 55,538 is good value for a 125cc scooter and it isn’t surprising that it has dominated proceeding in this segment but with competition planning new launches an update should be on cards soon.
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By Anonymous on 27 Mar 2014We have a 5 year old Access 125 purchased in Pune and being used in Bangalore currently.We gave the scooter for servicing today morning. As per the technician the cost of replacing clutch related parts including belt is Rs. 3000/-. What worries me is, how can a rubber belt in that cost over Rs. 1000/- It is almost same as the cost a bike tyre....Read More...
By Anand Nagouda on 27 Mar 2014We have a 5 year old Access 125 purchased in Pune and being used in Bangalore currently.We gave the scooter for servicing today morning at Meghdoot, Bangalore. As per the technician the cost of replacing clutch related parts including belt is Rs. 3000/-. What worries me is, how can a rubber belt in that cost over Rs. 1000/- It is almost same as...Read More...