Suzuki has developed a premium scooter for India, and it’s called the Burgman Street. The Burgman is a nameplate associated with Suzuki’s flagship scooter family and, currently, Suzuki produces one in 125, 200, 250, 400 and 600cc guises for international markets. This is the first time the Burgman brand will come to India and it will also develop the Burgman Street scooter indigenously to cater to the premium scooter segment. Engine details are unclear at the moment and the Burgman Street could share the 125cc motor from the Access 125. However, there is also a possibility that it could feature a new 150cc engine developed specifically for the application. Currently, the only other 150cc scooters on sale are the Aprilia SR150 and the Vespa 150.
The Burgman Street will be the first maxi-scooter to go on sale in India since the Kinetic Blaze. It will be a feature-rich scooter and is expected to offer, among other things, a fully digital instrument cluster, a telescopic fork, a disc brake at the front-end, a multi-function key slot, generous underseat storage, a 12V charging socket, tubeless tyres and an LED tail-lamp. The Burgman range, internationally, has focused on comfort more than a sporty intent and the Street is expected to do the same in our market. The images suggest that the Burgman Street won’t be running excessively fat tyres but the rim size at the rear does appear to be quite large and could be a 14-inch unit, so far only seen on the Aprilia SR 150.
Typical of the Burgman family, the Street, too, will be elaborately styled and we expect to see a unique front-end thanks to a large apron and an unusual windscreen. The seat, going by Burgman family traits, should be wide and comfortable with a pronounced step between the rider and pillion pads.The Street also appears to share its mirrors with the Suzuki Gixxer and the exhaust, too, appears to have a stylish shroud.
We expect the Suzuki Burgman Street to be priced around the Rs 70,000 mark where it will compete with the Aprilia SR150.
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