As promised Suzuki has launched its gearless scooter Swish 125 on February 17, 2012 without much media hype. The second scooter model by the Suzuki Motors, Swish 125 cc was first unwrapped at New Delhi Auto Expo 2012 beginning of this year. The scooter was rolled out to the Suzuki dealerships across the country.
Swish 125 is the second model after Suzuki Access, which claims a good market share after Activa and Aviator. In fact in the 125cc segment Access has not much competition and is a leader.
Suzuki Swish 125 runs on the same 125 cc 4-stroke air-cooled engine that Access does (generates 8.58 bhp power and 9 Nm torque) and it’s power and torque figures are exactly same as that of its predecessor, yet the Swish looks much different and peppier than the boring Access. The aerodynamic design appeals to all and the colors are bright and attractive especially to woo the college goers. The scooter has stylish front headlights and elegant taillights, and it features a trendy silencer cover and built in turn indicators in the front. The CVT (continuously variable transmission) system delivers power and torque to wheels directly and makes the scooter a convenient navigator on the Indian roads. While the power mill can heat up the road the telescopic forks make ride comfortable.
The scooter was scheduled for a March 2012 launch, but the scooter company gave in a pleasant surprise by launching the Swish a month before than scheduled time. The scooter comes with a price tag of Rs. 45,431 (Ex-showroom Delhi). The auto company hopes that the Swish can relieve some burden off its other successful model Access. Access comes with a long waiting period and Swish can reduce that pressure by being available readily without waiting period. But all said, its surprising to see a company having two models in the same segment, only Suzuki can explain the reason/strategy behind this.