2023 Suzuki Access – A detailed look at Suzuki’s best-selling scooter in India
Article by Drivio | 25th Feb 23
Consistently ranking as the best-selling 125cc scooter of India, the Suzuki Access is a no-brainers choice for many people, owing to its simple design and reliable mechanicals.
- Suzuki Access is now available in three versions – Standard Edition, Special Edition and Ride Connect Edition.
- All the variants of the Suzuki Access are offered with a smooth, refined and peppy, single-cylinder 124cc engine.
- The Access is priced between Rs 77,900 - Rs 87,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi) across its variant line-up.
When Suzuki started its individualistic innings in the Indian market with Access, the two-wheeler-buying audience of the country accepted it with open arms. Suzuki’s global image as a maker of reliable products, along with promising specifications and the safe design of the Access, made it an instant success.
Now, the Suzuki Access consistently ranks as one of the highest-selling scooters in India and is the most popular scooter in the 125cc category. We take a comprehensive look at all aspects that make the Suzuki Access so much popular among scooter buyers in India.
2023 Suzuki Access: Design & Features
The current version of the Suzuki Access came out in 2016, and since then, it has received only a few new features and color schemes, with the basic design remaining unchanged. The overall design of the Suzuki Access looks conventional and safe in its all-metal body approach, which makes it a preferred option by a more mature scooter-buying audience.
At the front, the Suzuki Access has a trapezoidal all-LED headlamp, which has rounded edges and is surrounded by chrome garnish. The front apron, which has a protruding panel in the middle, comes with vertically-aligned housings for halogen clear lens turn indicators and inverted L-shaped daytime running LEDs. The front apron and the front fender of the Access are made of metal.
The side profile of the Suzuki Access also looks simple, with embossed 3D logos on the side full-metal panels, which comes with a prominent curve flowing through it. The inner body panels are available in an all-black theme in some color options and a brown-coloured theme in other colors.
Towards the rear, the Access is adorned with an alloy pillion grab rail, an external fuel filler cap and a simple-looking tail lamp cluster with clear lens turn indicators. Except for the base-spec variant of the Standard version, which comes with steel wheels, all the other variants have been equipped with alloy wheels.
The Standard Edition and Special Edition of the Suzuki Access have been equipped with an analogue speedometer and a small LCD panel for fuel gauge, odometer and trip meter. However, in the top-spec Ride Connect Edition, the Access is offered with a fully-digital instrument console, fully loaded with all the possible information while on the go.
It is also compatible with Bluetooth connectivity, which allows the rider to attend to incoming calls and messages and see turn-by-turn navigation, over-speed warning and ETA updates.
2023 Suzuki Access: Engine & Specs
All the variants of the Suzuki Access are offered with a four-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled, fuel-injected, 124cc engine as standard. One of the most reliable and powerful engines in its category, this engine produces 8.7 PS of peak power and 10 Nm of peak torque outputs.
|Engine||124cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled, fuel-injected|
|Maximum power||8.7 PS @ 6,750 rpm|
|Maximum torque||10 Nm @ 5,500 rpm|
2023 Suzuki Access: Chassis
When it comes to the mechanical setup under its skin, the Suzuki Access comes standard with a suspension setup comprising telescopic forks at the front and a unit swing-arm with a single-sided coil spring at the rear. Except for the base-spec variant in the Standard Edition, which comes with a 12-inch steel wheel at the front and a 10-inch steel wheel at the rear.
Other Access variants come with 12-inch front alloy and 10-inch rear alloy. Suzuki offers the options of both drum and disc brakes for the front wheel, while the rear wheel is offered with a drum brake as standard.
|Front suspension||Telescopic forks|
|Rear suspension||Unit swing-arm with single-sided coil spring|
|Front brake||Disc / Drum|
2023 Suzuki Access: Dimensions
The Suzuki Access measures 1870mm long, 690mm wide and 1160mm tall while having a wheelbase of 1265mm and a seat height of 773mm. Given its low kerb weight of 104 kg, the Suzuki Access claims an impressive power-to-weight ratio, thus making it quick in its rideability.
|Kerb weight||104 kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||5 litter|
2023 Suzuki Access: Variants & Price
There are three different versions of Suzuki Access being offered in the Indian two-wheeler market - Standard Edition, Special Edition and Ride Connect Edition.
The Standard Edition is the base-spec version, which comes with an analogue instrument console. It is offered in three different variants – front drum brake with steel wheels (Rs 77,900 ex-showroom, Delhi), front drum brake with alloy wheels (Rs 79,600 ex-showroom, Delhi) and front disc brake with alloy wheels (Rs 81,600 ex-showroom, Delhi).
All three variants of this version are available in four color options, namely Metallic Matte Platinum Silver, Pearl Mirage White, Metallic Dark Greenish Blue and Metallic Matte Black.
Then comes the mid-spec Special Edition version, which is based on the Standard Edition with front disc brake and alloy wheels. It gets a couple of cosmetic add-ons, including chrome round rear-view mirrors and a tan/brown coloured seat. Available in four color options – Metallic Dark Greenish Blue, Solid Ice Green with Pearl Mirage White, Metallic Matte Black and Pearl Mirage White, this version is priced at Rs 83,300 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The top-spec Ride Connect Edition is available with a Bluetooth-enabled fully-digital instrument console instead of the analogue unit. It is offered in two variants – front drum brake with alloy wheels (Rs 85,500 ex-showroom, Delhi) and front disc brake with alloy wheels (Rs 87,500 ex-showroom, Delhi). This range-topping version is available in color options like Solid Ice Green with Pearl Mirage White, Glossy Grey, Metallic Royal Bronze, Metallic Matte Black, Pearl Mirage White and Matte Blue.
The Suzuki Access might not be the most feature-rich and technically-advanced scooter in the market right now. However, the Access is much loved for its simplistic approach in its design and performance, both of which make it an easy, practical and reliable scooter to own.