The feature is available in the new variants of both scooters
- The Suzuki Burgman Street with smartphone connectivity is Rs 3,500 dearer than the standard variant.
- On the other hand, the Suzuki Access 125 with this feature is available in two variants: drum and disc, both with alloy wheels.
- The new variants of the Access 125 are dearer by Rs 3,800 compared to the regular Special Edition variants.
- The new console features turn-by-turn navigation, call/message alerts and overspeed warning, among other things.
New variants of the Suzuki Access 125 and the Burgman Street have been launched with Bluetooth-enabled smartphone-compatible instrument clusters, called Suzuki Ride Connect. Our analysis was spot-on when the brand released the teaser earlier. The ex-showroom Delhi prices of the new variants with the Suzuki Ride Connect feature and their premium over the regular variants are as follows:
The Suzuki Ride Connect comes with a host of features to make the two scooters more practical. It gets turn-by-turn navigation, call/ SMS/ WhatsApp alerts, Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) updates, phone battery level indicator and overspeeding alert. Using the dedicated Suzuki Ride Connect app (available only on Android at the moment), one can also access features such as trip sharing and last parked location. The IOS version of the app will be released some time later. Suzuki's survey revealed that 90 percent of its customers were using Android, hence the brand prioritised its platform first. The new Suzuki Access 125 variant also gets an LED DRL for better aesthetics.
These features are a welcome addition for the two scooters and will help them compete better in the 125cc scooter segment. In terms of rivals, the new Suzuki Access 125 variant will go up against the Honda Activa 125, Hero Destini 125 and the Yamaha Fascino 125, whereas the Suzuki Burgman Street with smartphone connectivity will rival the TVS NTorq 125, Yamaha RayZR 125, Hero Maestro Edge 125 and Vespa SXL 125.