For the year 2020, Suzuki has updated its Access 125 to BS6. They still have to work on making the Gixxer twins BS6 compliant. In between all this internationally Suzuki has been launching a new scooter in Taiwan. They have introduced the Suzuki Saluto 125 in their market. The scooter is a blend of retro and modern design. Read our report where we break down the Design, Price, Specifications and Features of the Suzuki Saluto 125
Suzuki Saluto Design
First, let’s talk about the design of this all-new scooter. The design starts from the front which has hints of the retro looks. We see some hinds of the design from the Vespa. The Apron gets a raised platform in line with the headlight, The wheel fender has a sharp shape and the telescopic forks of the vehicle are snugly integrated in it.
The footboard of the vehicle is flat and extends and merges in the body. The body of the scooter is well sculpted. This is where the modern part of the scooter starts. The body has pseudo air vents and also the rear end of the body is a bit raised. The seat seems to be made of premium metal. To maintain the balance of the retro and modern the mirror and grab handle has a chrome paint scheme.
Suzuki Saluto 125 Price
The Suzuki Saluto 125 was launched in Taiwan and was priced at NTD 78,000. This is approximately equal to Rs 1,84,000. This cost is too much for a 125cc scooter. If Suzuki brings this scooter to India then it has to price it reasonably. The vehicle will compete with Vespa’s SXL 125, VXL 125 and Elegante 125 and the likes.
The scooter is powered with a 125cc engine. This a single-cylinder engine which makes a power of 9.4 bhp and a torque of 10 nm. This is paired with a CVT. If this scooter comes to india it will share its engine with the Suzuki Access 125. The claimed efficiency is 51.7 Km/l This all due to the Suzuki Eco Performance.
The scooter gets a semi-digital instrument cluster which has an analogue speedometer. The speedometer shows a range of information with fuel gauge and trip meter. The scooter gets keyless start which is found in premium bikes. Also, there is a lot of Italian design which will be seen in the form of the low seat, dual-tone cables and anti-slip footboard.
Saluto 125 Colours
The Suzuki Saluto 125 gets a range of colours including Milano White, Tuscany Gray, Emerald Green, Venice Red and Sicilian Black. This makes the scooter a bit more premium. It might also get a few matte coloured shades.