After the initial announcement at the Auto Expo last month, Suzuki Motocycles India has now silently launched the Swish 125 automatic scooter in India with a price tag of INR 45,431(ex-showroom Delhi). Swish 125 is the second scooter model from Suzuki bikes after Suzuki Access. Suzuki motorcycles are rolling out Swish 125 to all the Suzuki show rooms across India. There was not much hype created by Suzuki before rolling its Swish 125 scooter into the Indian Suzuki showrooms.
Visually, the Swish looks like a younger and sportier scooter, compared to the slightly-dowdy looking Access 125. The graphics and paint scheme also attenuate this youthful image, and should prove popular with the college-going generation. Suzuki is initially doing a soft launch, in select cities, and the full launch is tentatively scheduled around the end of March.
The front features clear lens head lamp and vertical turn indicators with black coloured rear view mirrors. The instrument cluster of Swish 125 is all-analogue which features blue background dials with red needles. The rear features large tail lamp with integrated blinkers. It also features silver rear grab rail which further enhances the overall looks of the scooter.
Powered by the same 125 cc, air-cooled, single cylinder, 4-stroke petrol engine as on the Access, the Swish 125 has a maximum power of 8.7 PS @ 7,000 rpm and 9.8 Nm @ 5,000 Nm of torque – decent enough for the urban two-wheeler commuter. The scooter also features CVT, telescopic front shock-absorber with drum brakes in both wheels. The fuel tank and under-seat storage capacity of 6 litres and 20 litres, respectively, is the same as the Access 125.
5 Shades available in Suzuki Swish 125 –
- Metallic Triton Blue
- Pearl Mirage White
- Sparkle Black
- Pearl Mira Red
- Metallic Flint Grey
In terms of competition, the Suzuki Swish 125 will lock horns with the Mahindra Rodeo and Duro apart from its own Access. So far, Suzuki Motorcycles have maintained a very conservative approach in terms of its offerings in the Indian two-wheeler commuter market, preferring to take one step at a time. With the Swish 125, Suzuki hopes to attract young urban buyers who want a bit of style and power from their scooters.
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(Special thanks to Pai Sales Pvt. Ltd., Mangalore for the pictures)