Suzuki Swish 125 – Review
No doubt that Suzuki Access 125 is a competent scooter in terms of performance but then a combination of factors like bland designing, poor marketing and a lack of overall buzz around it put brakes on the sales figures. Suzuki aims to go for an image makeover for its scooter portfolio with Swish 125 which looks youthful, trendy and more visually appealing.
On first impression:
It has a very desirable, trendy design.
Since it shares the same engine and almost other tech specifications of its elder sibling, Access performance should not be a worrying factor.
When parked next to each other Swish looks like an young, stylish kid in the block and Access a matured, mid aged. It would definitely appeal to the younger generation.
Swish is wrapped with ABS plastic/ fibre body panels which is not just light weight but also adds to the ‘cool’ quotient. And yes, they also would be a cheaper to replace, if need arises. The flowing lines of Swish along with the V-shaped front silhouette oozes youthfulness with a you-can-love-me-at-first-sight appeal. Multi-reflector light nested in an arched wide design adds a sporty character to the scooter.
The integrated turn indicators on either side of the front panel with a V-shaped groove in the front adds to the trendiness of the scooter.
The rear of the scooter blends well with the body. The wavy stretched tail gate is nested pretty well and wraps around the rear.
A blue-backlit instrument cluster is practical, easy to read and the blue color adds to the bright auro.
The ignition point also unlocks the under-seat storage. It also sports a cap for the key opening.
The under seat storage is decent enough to hold your helmet and odd things. The fuel lid is also nested over here.
Suzuki Swish colours
Swish is available in 5 colours – Triton blue, flint grey, pearl mirage white,pearl mira red, sparkle black.
Engine, Performance of Suzuki Swish
Under the skin of Swish is a 124 cc, 4 stroke, single cylinder OHC engine plucked from Access 125. So not surprisingly, it delivers 8.5 bhp @ 7,000 rpm and a max torque of 9.8 Nm @ 5,000 rpm very similar again to Access 125. The CVT auto gearbox is also the same shared by the earlier sibling. Though it shares the same heart of Access 125, thanks to its slightly lower body weight it is very peppy to ride. It handles well on road and sprightly. It gives a decent 40-42 Kmpl. Seating is pretty good with upright riding position.
The final word
Swish 125 is stylish, trendy and with a dash of youthful auro around it. Add to it a good performance and handling, Suzuki definitely now has a product to march ahead in the scooter segment but then it all depends now how good they would be at marketing the Swish into the customer’s mindset. Priced at Rs 46,000 to Rs 50,000 (ex-showroom price) depends on whichever city you live, it is worth giving a test drive if you are planning to buy one.