The Aprilia SR 125 is the newer kid in the block. Although it resembles its big cousin, the SR150 in appearance, things are a bit different underneath. The motor is from the Vespa SXL 125, but it has been retuned to churn out a bit less power at 9.5bhp and 6250rpm. The CVT too, has been redone to suit the scooter’s nature. As the SR 125 wasn’t meant to be a fast scooter, the CVT has been configured to churn out better fuel efficiency. In order to differentiate the SR125 from the 150cc one, Piaggio has given it different colours, new seat and grab rails that look more like an afterthought. The remaining features like 14-inch wheels shod with Vee Rubber tyres, double-barrel headlight, instrument cluster and the brake setup have been carried forward from the SR150. The suspension too - non-adjustable telescopic at the front and monoshock at the rear - are from its more expensive sibling.
The Access 125 is known for its no nonsense approach. The design isn’t enticing enough, but there are a few things that makes the Access 125 the highest seller in the segment. To begin with, it is the lightest in the class, thanks to the lighter chassis. The body panels aren’t bulky like some of its rivals, and that saves weight too. The 125cc motor is from the older iteration, but boasts of similar specs as the SR150 - 8.4bhp and 10.2Nm. But this one has the patented Suzuki Eco Performance (SEP). Unlike the Aprilia, the Access 125 has some usable features. One push central lock system, front storage pocket, charging unit, dual luggage hooks and the easy start system are the most important ones. The ride is taken care of by telescopic and monoshock at the front and rear, respectively. This scooter runs on 12-inch front and 10-inch rear wheels, just like all the other traditional scooters in the market. Suzuki is giving their customers the options to choose between a drum and disc brake setup. If the former is chosen, there’s no other option but to purchase the steel wheels variant.