HayabusaIn this day and age, scooters have to do a lot to stand out from the rest of the pack. It’s especially challenging in Taiwan, where there are more scooters than any other area on Earth. So, it goes without saying that motorcycle brands tend to get creative, at least on that side of the world.
To that end, Suzuki has launched a new version of the Swish 125, a sporty little scooter with Hayabusa-inspired styling and some attractive features. You’d be hard pressed to see the resemblance until the Swish and Hayabusa sit next to each other, but lo and behold, that’s exactly what Suzuki did.
The Swish is a looker with its striking LED headlight and Hayabusa-like front fascia. The color scheme is lifted straight out of the sportbike as well, featuring a predominantly black design with warm yellow accents.
Powering the Swish is a Suzuki Eco Performance (SEP) engine that generates 8.5 hp and 9.6 Nm of torque. This scooter won’t give you the same level of excitement that you would get with the Hayabusa, but we bet the Swish performs just fine as a daily rider. The Swish rides on telescopic forks at the front and dual springs at the rear. It gets a disc brake on the front wheel, with a drum brake providing stopping power for the rear wheel.
Other notable features you’ll find on the Swish 125 include a sporty stepped-up single-piece seat with a pillion grab rail, a USB charging port for juicing up gadgets on the go, and a digital instrument cluster. Completing the look are welcome additions like arrowhead-shaped mirrors and striking blacked-out wheels.
All in all, it seems like the Suzuki Swish 125 would make for a formidable option in the crowded local scooter market. It has all the right features to help it stand out, and the fact it’s made by Suzuki would likely turn many heads. Unfortunately, it looks like the Swish will only be available in Taiwan for now. The scooter is available there now at a price of NT 82,200 or around ₱150,000.