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Mega 125cc Scooter Comparison Part 2: The Sensible One


Which has the most floorboard space, the largest underseat space, the most features, the best fuel efficiency and is the most affordable? All the answers here

Part 2 of our mega 125cc scooter comparison is here as in this section we determine which one of these makes sure that it is just as sensible as it is fun. In our first part, the Suzuki Burgman Street 125 had just edged out the TVS NTorq 125 with the king of family scooters, the Suzuki Access 125 down in fourth. Here’s a small recap of the standings:

 

Acceleration

Braking

Lap time

Overall

Suzuki Burgman Street 125

5

2

6

13

TVS NTorq 125

3

4

5

12

Vespa Racing Sixties 125

1

6

4

11

Suzuki Access 125

6

1

3

10

Yamaha RayZR 125

4

3

2

9

Aprilia Storm

2

5

1

8

The action resumes here as we find out which one of these has the most floorboard space:

Floorboard Test

 

Points earned this round

Suzuki Burgman Street 125

6

Suzuki Access 125

5

TVS NTorq 125

4

Vespa Racing Sixties 125

3

Yamaha RayZR 125

2

Aprilia Storm

1

The maxi-styling of the Burgman means that most riders will find it easy to stretch their legs out even when there’s a medium sized suitcase on board. It outdid its sensible cousin here as well. It was a bit tricky to choose between the NTorq and the Vespa 125 Racing Sixties. While you could easily load the luggage onto the floor of both scooters, the NTorq has the edge over the Italian scooter as there is just a bit more space to place your feet there as well. It is a tedious task of placing the suitcase on the Yamaha RayZR 125 and you cannot even try to place one on the Aprilia.

Underseat Storage Test

 

Kilos of potatoes stored

Points earned this round

Suzuki Burgman Street 125

10kg

6

Suzuki Access 125

8kg

5

TVS NTorq 125

8kg

5

Vespa Racing Sixties 125

8kg

5

Yamaha RayZR 125

8kg

5

Aprilia Storm

6kg

1

Unsurprisingly, the Burgman once again stood head and shoulders above the rest, its boot gobbling up 10 kilos of potatoes while the Aprilia Storm 125 could only manage a measly six. The rest of the scooters could accommodate 8kg each, which was quite a remarkable surprise for the Vespa. The Italian scooter might have a relatively slimmer seat but the underseat well is pretty deep.

Rough Road Test

 

Points earned this round

TVS NTorq 125

6

Suzuki Burgman Street

5

Yamaha RayZR 125

4

Suzuki Access 125

3

Aprilia Storm

2

Vespa Racing Sixties 125

1

The Suzukis are softly sprung, which while being comfy for the most part, but with a pillion makes the ride quite wallowy. On both the Burgman and the Access, our pillion carrying a jug of water, was tossed up in the air spilling over water. The surprise element was the TVS NTorq, which despite running a firmer suspension tune, was pliant and composed over all bumps. As for Aprilia and Vespa? We already knew how firm and harsh their ride quality is.

Features Test

In recent times, manufacturers have loaded their 125cc scooters with modern and convenient features. But which one is the most feature rich scooter amongst them all? For that, we devised a small list of essential features and gave each scooter a point if they had them. At the end here’s how they stack:

Scooters

LED headlight

Digital console

Remote fuel filler cap

Smartphone connectivity

Underseat light

USB charger

Start/stop tech

Points earned

Suzuki Access 125

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

6

TVS NTorq 125

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

6

Suzuki Burgman Street 125

1

1

 

1

1

1

 

5

Vespa Racing Sixties 125

1

1

   

1

1

 

4

Yamaha RayZR 125

 

1

       

1

2

Aprilia Storm

 

1

         

1

There’s nothing to choose between the Access and the NTorq here, both scooters simply offering nearly every feature in this list and hence picking one over the other was impossible.

Fuel Efficiency Test

 

City fuel efficiency

Points earned this round

Yamaha RayZR 125

66.23kmpl

6

Suzuki Burgman Street

55.88kmpl

5

Suzuki Access 125

52.45kmpl

4

TVS NTorq 125

51.54kmpl

3

Aprilia Storm

50.08kmpl

2

Vespa Racing Sixties 125

47.75kmpl

1

Ultimately, we are still comparing scooters and factors like fuel efficiency play a crucial role in the purchasing decision. Here’s where the lightweight Yamaha RayZR 125 shines the most, almost extracting 10kmpl more than the Suzukis.

Price (Top Variants Only)

 

Top variant price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Points earned this round

Yamaha RayZR 125

Rs 74,330

6

TVS NTorq 125

Rs 77,865

5

Suzuki Access 125

Rs 78,600

4

Suzuki Burgman Street

Rs 84,600

3

Aprilia Storm

Rs 92,601

2

Vespa Racing Sixties 125

Rs 1.20 lakh

1

For this comparison, we are taking the top variants of each scooter. These are the most feature loaded, safest and in some cases, the most stylish options. Even here, the frugal Yamaha scooter emerges top of the pile, undercutting its nearest rival by nearly Rs 3,500.

Overall Winner: Suzuki Burgman Street 125

 

Performance tests

Floorboard space

Underseat storage space

Rough road

Features

Fuel efficiency

Price

Overall

Suzuki Burgman Street 125

13

6

6

5

5

5

3

43

TVS NTorq 125

12

4

5

6

6

3

5

41

Suzuki Access 125

10

5

5

3

6

4

4

37

Yamaha RayZR 125

9

2

5

4

2

6

6

34

Vespa Racing Sixties 125

11

3

5

1

4

1

1

26

Aprilia Storm

8

1

1

2

1

2

2

17

After spending the better part of a week evaluating these scooters, it comes as no surprise that the Suzuki Burgman Street 125 is the most fun and sensible choice in the 125cc scooter space. While the TVS NTorq 125 does run it quite close in the fun aspect, the overall sensibility of the Burgman just gives it an edge. And hence it is our pick of the lot.

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