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The Launch of Suzuki Burgman Street

The Suzuki Burgman Street was showcased in Delhi at the 2018 Auto Expo and is finally going to be launched in India on 19th July. It will be positioned as a premium model. India is all set to receive the maxi-scooter but in 124 cc variant, unlike other countries where it is available in 200, 400 and650 cc variants. It will be India’s first maxi-scooter after the Kinetic Blaze that failed to attract the domestic market. Suzuki dealerships have already begun accepting the bookings for this vehicle for a token amount of Rs 5000.

The vehicle should be able to fill the criteria of having a proper, step-through maxi-scooter since it will have various design cues like its elder sibling, the Suzuki Burgman 200. It will be equipped with a front apron and a bulky design. The design of the vehicle will largely be based on the larger-capacity international models. In terms of the features, the vehicle will get LED headlamps, an LED tail lamp, an extra-long seat, a 12V charging socket, and a multi-function key slot. It will also get a digital instrument cluster derived from the Suzuki Gixxer. The Burgman Street is going to be the first scooter from Suzuki to feature an all-digital display. It will be likely to feature a huge amount of under-seat storage space, given its bulky size. It will also be equipped with a huge front apron. It will feature electric start, low fuel and oil indicator, fuel gauge, pillion footrest, alloy wheels, and tubeless tyres. The rear half of the scooter is likely to feel smaller than the front section.

The vehicle will have a dimension of 1870x 655x 1260 mm. In terms of specifications, the scooter will be sharing its engine with the Suzuki Access 125. The power of the scooter will be the same air-cooled, 124.3cc, single-cylinder SOHC engine as the Suzuki Access 125. It will make about 10.2Nm of torque at 5000rpm and 8.7PS of power at 7000rpm. It will be mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The telescopic front forks and the hydraulic monoshock unit at the back will handle the suspension duties. Braking will be handled by rear drum brake and front disc brake. It is expected that the scooter will come with the Combined Braking System (CBS). The state of tune is believed to be identical to the Suzuki Access 125.

The vehicle has rightly created a buzz among the enthusiasts, courtesy to its maxi-scooter styling. It may not be a proper maxi-scooter but will definitely serve the purpose. The styling and certain features of this scooter will mostly copy that of the Burgman 200 as the bulky design and front apron are the same as the Burgman 200 model.

The official price of the scooter is not yet revealed but it is likely to be in the range between Rs 60000 and Rs 70000. This vehicle will be competing against the other scooters like the Aprilia SR 125, the Honda Grazia, Honda Activa 125 and the TVS Ntorq. With just two weeks left to welcome this new scooter, let us keep our fingers crossed!  

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