With the April 1, 2019 deadline less than a week away, Suzuki Motorcycle India has announced the launch of the CBS-equipped version of the Access 125 Drum Brake. The disc brake CBS version, as regular readers would already know, was launched in India last year.
With the addition of CBS, the Suzuki Access 125 drum variant would operate both brakes only by pressing left brake lever. The CBS tech is aimed to reduce the brake distance and keep a balance between front and rear stopping forces for enhanced safety. The Suzuki Access 125 drum brake CBS variant has been priced at INR 56,667 (ex-showroom Delhi), and it is available across Suzuki dealerships in the country.
Speaking about the launch of the Access 125 drum brake CBS variant Devashish Handa, Vice President, Sales, Marketing & After-Sales, SMIPL said:
Suzuki Motorcycle is committed to improving and innovating its products for better riding experience and introduction of CBS to Access125 drum variant is a step further to fulfilling this promise. Suzuki now has standardized its complete range of scooters with this safety feature. We are confident that with the new enhancements, we will be able further add to the riding experience provided by our products.
Apart from the addition of CBS, everything remains identical to the non-CBS model. Engine specifications include a 125cc single cylinder, air-cooled engine that puts out 8.7 PS of power at 7,000 rpm and 10.2 Nm of peak torque at 5,000 rpm.
Suzuki Access, which is the brand's bread and butter product, shows no signs of slowing. In January, Access 125 was the second highest sold scooters in the country. The Access 125 replaced the TVS Jupiter as the second best-selling scooter in the Indian market. Suzuki sold 54,524 units of the Access 125 in January, as against TVS Jupiter's 51,300 units during the same period. The TVS Jupiter (48,688 units sold) reclaimed the second spot in February 2019 although the Access 125 (48,265 units sold) wasn't too far behind on the third spot.