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Suzuki Avenis Road Test Review: Photo Gallery

Modified On Feb 22, 2022 11:17 AM By Team Bikedekho for Suzuki Avenis

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Let's find out if it's worth paying Rs 87,000 for Suzuki's sporty 125cc offering

The sporty-looking Suzuki Avenis was launched to cater to the needs of the younger audience in the fast-growing 125cc segment. Recently, we got a chance to put the scooter through its paces, and here's our review, in detailed images.

Let's start with the design. The Suzuki Avenis looks sharp and sporty, no doubt. However, some of the elements, such as the external fuel filler cap, pillion grab rails, tail section, and the placement of the headlight and indicators, are reminiscent of its primary rival, the TVS NTorq 125.

The fascia has an LED headlight and a small windscreen. Moving to the side, you'll see that the scooter gets edgy side body panels, a stubby exhaust, the 'Avenis' badge, and a single-piece step-up seat. The shape of the seat might make taller riders feel a little cramped.

The tail section of the Avenis is lean, mounting twin triangular-shaped LED taillights.

On the features front, the Avenis comes equipped with an engine kill switch, side stand engine cutoff, and a digital instrument cluster (derived from the Access and the Burgman) that displays call/SMS alerts, overspeeding alerts, and turn-by-turn navigation. The scooter also gets two apron-mounted cubby holes; the one on the left comes with a lid and a USB charging port, while the one on the right can hold a 1-litre water bottle. Even the boot space at 21.8 litres, is generous enough. These additions make it fairly practical for a sporty scooter.

Powering the Avenis is the Suzuki Burgman Street-derived 124cc air-cooled engine that makes 8.7PS and 10Nm, 0.68PS and 0.5Nm less than the standard NTorq 125. This 124cc motor on the Avenis is well-refined, complemented by a sedate exhaust note, ensuring a peaceful riding experience. At low speeds, vibrations are well contained, but it's when you rev the scooter and try to extract the most out of it (over 100 kmph) that you feel minor vibes from the footboard.

Moving to the power delivery. The motor is eager, and perhaps one of the quickest 125cc scooters we have tested so far, thanks to its light 106kg kerb weight. The Avenis goes from 0-40kmph in 3.38 seconds, while it takes 7.82 seconds and 14.20 seconds to hit the 60kmph and 80kmph mark, respectively.

Not only does the 125cc motor offer good punch, but it's fuel-efficient too. In our test, we extracted 52.04kmpl in the city and 56.21kmpl on the highway.

Riding the Avenis in bumper-to-bumper traffic and congested areas won't be a task at all, thanks to it being lightweight and agile.

The ride is taken care of by a telescopic fork at the front and a monoshock at the rear. This setup is well-tuned as the Avenis stays composed over broken roads and undulations, maintaining ride comfort.

For braking, it gets a front disc and a rear drum, further assisted by CBS (combined braking system). While this hardware offers decent stopping power, the brake bite and feedback could have been better.

The Avenis is offered in four colours (Green, Red, White, and Black) and two variants: Ride Connect Edition (Rs 86,700) and Race Edition (Rs 87,000), both ex-showroom Delhi. We think Suzuki should've priced the Avenis more aggressively, considering it only costs Rs 400 less than the range-topping Race XP variant of the TVS Ntorq 125, which features segment-first riding modes.

All in all, the Suzuki Avenis is a good package of performance and practicality. However, the only thing that might put you off is its styling, considering it looks much like its arch-rival, the TVS NTorq 125.

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