Suzuki has pulled the covers off the newest model in its lineup of entry-level maxi-scooters, the Burgman Street 125EX, in the European market. Similar to the Burgman Street that’s currently available in the local market, the Street 125EX is an affordable, no-frills commuter, with practicality and efficiency in mind. What sets it apart from the rest of the scooters in the 125cc range is its maxi-scooter styling.
Showcased alongside the other 125cc scooters at Intermot in Cologne, Germany, the Burgman Street 125EX is a compact premium scooter with a maxi-scooter design, but in a package that’s accessible to first-time riders. Just like the bigger maxi-scooters which we’re familiar with, we find sporty bodywork complete with sharp angular edges and a rather aggressive fascia. A full set of LED lights up front, at the back, and on the turn-signals provide a confidence-inspiring ride after dusk.
Of course, a maxi-scooter, no matter the displacement, wouldn’t be complete without convenient amenities. The Burgman Street 125EX has plenty of these, such as a USB charger, ample under-seat storage, and a compartment on the front apron for you to store your valuables. Adding to the suite of premium features is a fully digital instrument panel, roomy floorboard, long seat that’s comfortable for two-up riding, and a tall, albeit non-adjustable windscreen.
Moving onto the most important part, performance, the Suzuki Burgman Street 125EX impresses with its 125cc engine. Promising utmost fuel efficiency and adequate performance, it feature’s the Japanese manufacturer’s proprietary Suzuki Eco Performance Alpha (SEP-A) engine. The first model in Suzuki’s model range to feature the enhanced Alpha engine, the company claims that this technology is designed to keep emissions at a minimum and optimize performance for maximum fuel efficiency.
Digging into it a little bit deeper, the new engine works hand-in-hand with Suzuki’s Engine Auo Stop-Start system (EASS) for even more efficiency, and is mated to a Silent Starter System. In total, Suzuki claims an impressive efficiency rating of 52.6 kilometers per liter, or 124 miles per gallon. Although Suzuki has yet to reveal the official pricing of the scooter, expect it to be a rather affordable option in the entry-level maxi-scooter game. It’s set to hit showrooms in the Spring of 2023.