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Suzuki Introduces New 125-CC Scooters Starting Rs 2.21 Lakh: Top Features, USPs

Suzuki has launched two new 125cc scooters in Taiwan – the Swish 125 and Saluto 125. During this yearly makeover, both receive a facelift as well as some other changes.

Pricing

Swish is priced at NT$82,800 (approx. INR 2.21 lakh) and Saluto is offered at NT$83,800 (approx. INR 2.24 lakh). In spite of the similarities in their internals, they differ in their appearances. The Swish adopts a futuristic design language, while the Saluto stays true to its old-school retro style.

2022 Suzuki Swish 125cc

It has a sporty design with several cuts, creases, and faux air intakes to give it a sporty appearance.

Some of its styling may remind you of Suzuki’s flagship motorcycle, the Hayabusa.

  • Exterior

There is a single-pod LED headlamp cluster mounted on the front apron that comes with integrated LED DRLs and bulb turn indicators.

There are three dual-tone color schemes inspired by Hayabusa, including Black/Gold, Silver/Red, and Blue/Silver.

  • Features

It has a loaded features list including:

  • USB charging port
  • Fully digital instrument cluster
  • Anti-skid footboard
  • Front glove box

2022 Suzuki Saluto 125cc

Salutos feature a retro design reminiscent of Vespa scooters. It features sleek body panels which lend it a very neat look.

  • Exterior

On the front it gets a rounded LED headlamp cluster with chrome or blacked-out bezel depending on the colour option.

It is offered in two paint schemes namely Luca Green and Genoa Red.

The apron features turn indicators with integrated LED DRLs.

Other external features include:

  • Circular rearview mirrors
  • Flat seat
  • Air scoops on side panels
  • Chunky single-piece grab rail for the pillion
  • Anti-skid strips on the footboard

Despite an old school design, the features list is anything but.

  • Features

Here’s what buyers can expect:

  • Full LED lighting
  • Hazard lamp
  • Semi-digital instrument cluster
  • Keyless ignition system
  • Keyless locking/unlocking mechanism
  • USB charging port
  • Multi-function switch for the seat and fuel lid

Notably, both the Saluto and the Swish lack any form of connectivity tech.

Engine And Hardware Specs

Both scooters are powered by a new 124cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine with Suzuki Eco Performance (SEP) technology.

The single-cylinder air-cooled motor generates 8.67 bhp power and 9.6 Nm of peak torque.

Suspension duties on both are handled by conventional telescopic forks at front and a mono-shock at rear.

For braking or stopping, the scooters make use of a disc brake at front and a drum brake at rear.

India Arrival?

Suzuki offers three scooters in the 125cc category in India- the Access, Burgman Street, and Avenis.

Therefore the two new scooters are unlikely to be offered in India since Suzuki’s current portfolio already has the Avenis 125 as its sporty-scooter offering.

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