Suzuki Burgman Road EX assessment: worth, options, mileage – Introduction

A brand new variant of Suzuki’s maxi-style scooter will get a bigger rear wheel and extra.

The Suzuki Burgman Road stays one of the crucial standard 125cc scooters available on the market, and with good motive. It’s a dependable, sensible and handsome scooter from a reputed title. Now, in a bid to additional widen its attraction, Suzuki has launched the brand new EX variant, which will get some notable adjustments over the remainder of the vary. Let’s check out what these are.

Suzuki Burgman Road EX: exterior

Bigger rear wheel aids dealing with.

Aside from the brand new badging, you’ll be capable of inform it’s the brand new Burgman EX by trying on the rear wheel. It has a 12-inch rear wheel, rather than the 10-incher on the remainder of the Burgman (and Entry/Avenis) vary. This not solely adjustments some driving traits, but additionally helps the scooter’s aesthetics. Whereas the Burgman with the 10-inch rear wheel appeared too small and thin on the again, this new EX seems far more proportionate. The bigger rear tyre has additionally led to some minor variations within the dimensions and weight. The EX weighs 1kg extra (at 111kg) and has a 25mm longer wheelbase, though it’s 5mm narrower than the usual Burgman.

Suzuki Burgman Road EX: journey and dealing with

Begin driving and also you’ll straightaway discover some variations over the usual Burgman. The very first thing you discover is that this new scooter feels firmer on the rear than the remainder of the Burgman vary. Whereas Suzuki says it hasn’t made any adjustments to the suspension set-up, the scooter does really feel firmer than we recall and that’s in all probability been completed to take care of the additional unsprung mass of the larger wheel and tyre. The journey isn’t jarring by any stretch, however it’s much less forgiving than we’d like, particularly should you journey on poor roads. What’s good is that the journey improves as speeds rise and bigger riders or people who often journey two-up in all probability gained’t discover this to be as a lot of a difficulty.

Whereas the bigger wheel might have compromised the journey to a sure extent, what it has helped is the dealing with. The Burgman Road EX feels extra composed round corners, and it has misplaced the marginally skittish feeling of the usual model. Braking has improved too, with the EX taking up 2 metres lower than the usual Burgman to return to a halt from 60kph.

Suzuki Burgman Road EX: efficiency

Nevertheless, the EX’s efficiency stays kind of on par with the run-of-the-mill Burgman. It continues to be powered by the identical 124cc, two-valve, single-cylinder engine that does responsibility in the remainder of the vary. The EX places out 0.1hp much less (8.6hp) at a barely decrease RPM, whereas the torque is identical, at 10Nm.

In our efficiency exams, the EX took 7.01sec to achieve 60kph in comparison with the 7.03sec of the 10-inch Burgman. However in roll-on acceleration, the EX is significantly faster within the 20-50kph run, taking 3.76sec in comparison with the 4.2sec of the usual Burgman.

Suzuki Burgman Road EX: gasoline effectivity

Efficiency isn’t an enormous enchancment, and gasoline financial system too is sort of comparable. Suzuki has outfitted the Burgman Road EX with its new SEP-alpha tech, which, together with the brand new auto begin/cease function, makes the EX a extra refined expertise in comparison with the remainder of the vary. The auto begin/cease system works seamlessly, because it shuts the scooter down inside a number of seconds of coming to a halt, and begins it up immediately as quickly as you twist the throttle. What’s additionally good is that you simply get the choice to change off the system, do you have to select. Nevertheless, the start-stop button replaces the engine kill swap on the remainder of the Burgman vary.

EX will get auto begin/cease tech.

In our gasoline effectivity check, the EX returned 62.6kpl on the freeway, with that determine dropping barely to 60kpl within the metropolis.

Aside from the brand new gasoline saving tech, the EX additionally will get a silent starter function that isn’t accessible on the remainder of the Burgman vary but. Different options the EX carries ahead are an LCD show, Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port within the glovebox and an LED headlamp.

Suzuki Burgman Road EX: verdict

Priced at Rs 1.12 lakh, the Burgman Road EX prices a considerable Rs 22,400 greater than the usual Burgman and Rs 19,000 greater than the Trip Join model. At this worth, it does come throughout as being costly for what it provides. Positive, it does get some extra options and the start-stop system works easily in site visitors, however the efficiency stays near-identical and so does the general design, barring the rear wheel, after all. So, until you really need the quietness of the silent begin system and the comfort of the start-stop expertise, you’d see extra worth in choosing one of many different variants from the line-up and saving your self some money.

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