Ather 450X vs Suzuki Access 125 BS6: Performance Numbers Compared
This tussle of electrics vs ICE was long overdue.Who do you think will win?
The feud between electrics and ICE has come down to a decider between the best scooters in their respective segments -- the Ather 450X and the Suzuki Access 125. Who do you think will win the game of numbers?
You’d probably expect the 450X to bolt off the line, considering its instant torque delivery. But in reality, it’s a tad slower to 40kmph than the Access.
However, it keeps pulling till 80kmph from there and maintains a small gap between itself and the Access. However, the 450X is electronically limited to 90kmph, so the Access is bound to catch up on a long stretch.
The instant torque delivery from the ICE motor makes weaving through traffic or simply overtaking an absolute breeze. The 450X is a whole one second quicker than the Access, which is mighty impressive!
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The Ather’s braking numbers may be much better than the Access, but there's a catch. The former’s brakes are too reactive, where the front locks up quite easily. So you could rely more on the rear. This may get a little bit unnerving for new or novice riders.
The range on the 450X is impressive. But it obviously has its downside if you’re planning on going for a long ride. Fast chargers are currently only available within city limits, so crossing states or cities isn't feasible. On the bright side, you have more than enough juice for daily commutes. Ather’s fast chargers are quite useful as well for small and quick top-ups.
Yes, the Access 125 is more convenient to fuel up, but with the ever-increasing fuel prices, it’s only going to get more difficult for the average customer.