2023 Suzuki Avenis launched in the Philippines for P77,900
Can this sporty compact scooter disrupt the local market?
Suzuki Philippines has launched the 2023 Avenis, a “muscular sporty scooter” that adds to the brand’s growing range of automatic motorcycles. The Avenis is being positioned as a rugged, practical ride with a unique look and advanced tech features.
The Suzuki Avenis first launched in its home market of India in late 2021. It’s also now being sold in the UK market as of last month. What the local market gets is virtually the same model, carrying a sporty and aerodynamic design with sharp edges and muscular body panels.
In terms of equipment, the Avenis gets a striking LED headlight paired with distinctive split-type LED taillights. It also gets a two-tone seat cover, a sleek meter visor, and an edgy muffler end cap design. Meanwhile, the pillion rider benefits from an easy-to-grip, lightweight, aluminum split grab rail. Suzuki finished off the design with a 3D Avenis emblem to evoke a premium-like look.
The Avenis rides on a 12-inch front wheel wrapped in a 90/90-12 54J tire, with the rear getting a 10-inch wheel shod in a 90/90-10 53J tire. It features front telescopic forks with rear hydraulic shock absorbers. It stops with a disc brake up front with a drum brake at the rear. ABS is not present, unfortunately, but a CBS setup should be more than enough to stop this scooter on a dime.
Powering the Suzuki Avenis is the same power plant as the Burgman Street—an all-aluminum four-stroke, single cylinder, 125cc fuel-injected engine with Suzuki Eco Performance. It punches out 8.58 hp at 6,750 RPM and 10 Nm of torque at 5,500 RPM. The engine pairs with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Suzuki says top speed is rated at 115 km/h with a claimed fuel efficiency rating of 54 km/L.
The Suzuki Avenis also features budget-friendly tech, including a fully digital instrument panel that displays all your usual riding information. The display shows your speed, RPM range, fuel consumption, engine temperature, and more. It even has a dual trip meter, an oil change indicator, and an eco drive indicator.
Other notable features include a one-liter front glove box with a USB port, a 21.8-liter under-seat compartment, and a side stand safety switch for added protection. The fuel tank cap is also conveniently located behind the pillion, unlike most other scooters in the market.
The 2023 Suzuki Avenis is available now for P77,900. Three colors are available, including Pearl Mirage White/Metallic Matte Fibroin Gray, Metallic Matte Black/Glass Sparkle Black, and Pearl Bronze Orange/Glass Sparkle Black.
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