How Different Is The BS6 Suzuki Access 125 From The BS4 Model?

We list down all the differences between the two versions of India’s highest-selling 125cc scooter

Access BS4 vs BS6

The launch of the first BS6-compliant product from Suzuki had to be none other than its most popular scooter, the Access 125. First launched way back in 2007, the humble Access is India’s highest-selling 125cc scooter. And now with the BS6-compliant version, Suzuki has ensured that the 13-year-old remains properly future-proof too. So how different is it compared to the BS4 model?

BS6 version features a fuel-injected engine but no compromise on the peak power:

The BS6 Suzuki Access 125 comes with fuel injection for cleaner emissions. But unlike most of the other BS6-compliant two-wheelers, the Access 125 does not witness any drop in power. In fact, the 124cc single-cylinder air-cooled motor makes the same 8.7PS of power 250rpm earlier, at 6750rpm.

That said, the peak torque has gone down slightly, from 10.2Nm to 10Nm at 5500rpm, which is 500rpm later than the BS4 model. The addition of fuel injection should ensure better throttle response compared to the carburetted BS4-compliant scooter.

Gets better features than the BS4 model:

BS6 access headlamp

The BS6 Suzuki Access comes with a standard LED headlamp and external fuel filler across all variants. The LED headlamp should offer better illumination than the halogen headlamp in the BS4 scooter. Interestingly, the external fuel filler comes with a lock slot on the lid itself. That means you’ll have to get off the scooter, take the key out, and then slot it into the fuel lid to open it. We’d have liked if the fuel lid could be opened via the key slot on the apron itself. Another interesting aspect of the BS6 scooter is that even though the fuel filler has been relocated, the underseat storage capacity remains unchanged, at 21.8 litres.

Nevertheless, it is still generous compared to its rivals in the segment. Additionally, there’s a small storage compartment on the apron too, which is also available in the BS4 scooter. Both versions get hooks on the apron and below the seat for added practicality.

BS6 access console

The BS6 iteration also comes with a redesigned instrument cluster with a new Eco Assist Illumination. There’s a light band around the speedometer, which turns green when ridden with a sensitive throttle. This feature is offered in all the variants except the most affordable drum brake variant with steel wheels. Other features like dual tripmeters, oil change reminder and fuel gauge have been retained in the BS6 version as well. Both scooters also come with Suzuki Easy Start System, ensuring the engine cranks at a single touch of the starter button. An apron-mounted USB charging port is available as an option in both the BS4 and BS6 versions. However, Suzuki offers it as standard fitment across both the BS4 and BS6 versions of the Special Edition variant.

Not too expensive compared to the BS4 model:

Access spl edition

Like the BS4-compliant Access 125, the BS6 iteration also comes with two major variants: Standard and Special Edition. These two models are broken down into several sub-variants and the price list is as follows:


BS6 Suzuki Access 125

BS4 Suzuki Access 125

The price premium for the BS6 model

Access 125 Drum (steel wheels)

Rs 64,800

Rs 58,323

Rs 6,477

Access 125 Drum (cast alloy wheels)

Rs 66,800

Rs 59,999

Rs 6,801

Access 125 Disc (cast alloy wheels)

Rs 67,800

Rs 61,292

Rs 6,508

Access 125 Drum Special Edition (cast alloy wheels)

Rs 68,500

Rs 62,004

Rs 6,496

Access 125 Disc Special Edition (cast alloy wheels)

Rs 69,500

Rs 62,892

Rs 6,608

On an average, the BS6 version costs around Rs 6,500 more than the BS4 counterpart, which isn’t all that expensive considering you not only get fuel injection as standard but also a LED headlamp and external fuel filler.

Same underpinnings in both versions:

Access BS6 drum

The BS6, as well as the BS4-compliant Access 125, continue to use telescopic front fork and a single shock absorber at the rear. The two models also ride on the same 12-inch front and 10-inch rear wheels wrapped with 90/90 section rubber up front and 90/100 at the rear. Brakes include either a front disc or drum brakes on both ends, with a standard combined braking system.

Slight changes in the dimensions too:

At 690mm, the overall width of the Access 125 is 35mm more than the BS4 model. However, the overall length (1870mm), height (1160mm), wheelbase (1265mm), ground clearance (160mm) and seat height (773mm) have remained unchanged. The BS6 scooter is slightly heavier too, as it weighs 104kg for the drum brake equipped variant with steel wheels, and 103kg for the disc/drum variants with alloy wheels. Comparatively, all the variants of the BS4 Access 125 weigh 101kg kerb.

The increase in weight in the BS6-compliant model is likely due to the addition of fuel injection. That said, the fuel tank capacity in the BS6 version is slightly smaller, at 5 litres as opposed to 5.6 litres in the BS4 scooter.

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