Adding on to its scooter lineup, Suzuki has entered the sports scooter segment with the all-new Avenis. This new 125cc scooter is aimed at the younger generation of customers with a sporty and cool appeal. It is powered by the same engine as its siblings — the Access 125 and Burgman Street, along with four colour options including a special ‘Race Edition’ as well. Let’s dive deep into what the Avenis gets.
When it comes to the styling of the new Avenis, Suzuki has nailed the sporty look with the muscular frame and edgy design with sharp and clean cuts that flow from front to end. The dual-tone paint schemes add to the sporty appeal of the scooter. What one would notice though is that the overall structure of the scooter is very similar to the TVS Ntorq, although it manages to be distinct with the LED headlamps, dual-LED tail light set up and the edgy cuts on the body. The bike also features simple yet effective body graphics on the front end. The Suzuki Avenis gets an external fuel cap placed on the rear of the scooter just above the taillights, which surely makes refuelling easy as compared to the integrated ones under the seat. The scooter gets a disc brake set up on the front, with a drum brake set up at the rear and alloy wheels on both ends.
The Suzuki Avenis gets the same engine as seen on the Suzuki Access 125 and Suzuki Burgman Street — the 125cc FI engine that produces 8.5bhp at 6750rpm and 10Nm at 5500rpm rpm. This engine comes mated to a CVT and the Avenis gets telescopic suspension at the front along with a swing arm type suspension at the rear.
Apart from the design, the features section is where the Suzuki Avenis packs. The Avenis gets a fully-digital instrument cluster, which is not only used for notification alerts but also features turn by turn navigation, which has become a modern-day necessity. The scooter gets a USB charging socket in the front box, a side stand interlock that cuts off the engine if the stand is down, an engine kill switch and an easy start system that enables the rider to start the scooter with just one push instead of press holding the start button. It gets 21.8-litre under seat storage as well.
Along with four paint schemes to choose Suzuki Avenis gets Race Edition that gets Suzukis’s race-inspired colour and body graphics. The Avenis rivals the likes of Aprilia SR 125 and TVS Ntorq. The Suzuki Avenis priced at Rs 86,700 is Rs 20,000 less than the Aprilia SR 125 which is priced at Rs 1.07 lakh, however the most affordable in this segment remains the TVS Ntorq priced at Rs 73,270.