Suzuki may introduce a new Burgman variant with a 180 cc engine, claims Indonesian motoring website, Iwanbanaran. Enthusiasts would know that Suzuki already has 125 cc, 200 cc, 400 cc and 650 cc variants of the Burgman family. In fact, the two-wheeler brand showcased the 650 cc version, alongside the India-spec Burgman Street (125 cc) at the 2018 Auto Expo.
The Suzuki Burgman 180 will be developed by Suzuki Motor Japan before it is sent out for testing in the target markets. The details of this project are very limited. However, the source website suggests that the upcoming Burgman 180 may draw styling cues from the Burgman 400. The Japanese two-wheeler brand does not have a 180 cc motor in its portfolio, and thus, the upcoming Burgman 180 will use an all-new engine.
The 180 cc mill should use a single-cylinder, air-cooled layout. The stricter environment laws will bring features like fuel injection technology as standard fitment. A 180 cc Suzuki will most likely arrive in the Indian market, given the government’s aggressive plans of mass electrification of all two-wheelers under the 150 cc of displacement.
Hardware specifications on the current Burgman Street 125 are solid, and the 180 cc variant, if launched, should carry the same features. Thus, expect to see telescopic front forks, LED headlight and taillight, digital instrument console, large boot-space and a glovebox. Braking department will most likely retain the front disc, rear drum layout from the Burgman Street 125, although the 180 cc variant will require the safety net of ABS in our market. The product is yet to be confirmed by Suzuki Motor Japan, and we do not expect to see the production-spec model soon.
In other updates, Suzuki Motorcycle India expanded its product portfolio with the launch of the Gixxer 250. The quarter-litre naked roadster aims to take on the Yamaha FZ25 in our market. The next product that is likely to arrive from the stables of Suzuki Motorcycle India is the Intruder 250. The quarter-litre cruiser is expected to debut at the 2020 Auto Expo, although we are yet to hear any further details from Suzuki Motorcycle India. The upcoming model will share its engine and other hardware with the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 and the Gixxer 250.