Suzuki has finally taken the wraps off the electric Burgman, listing the scooter on its Japanese website. Now with the Indian market widely accepting electric mobility and mainstream manufacturers like Bajaj and TVS on the bandwagon, it won’t be long before the e-Burgman makes its way to our country. So, before it is launched here, let us tell you all that you need to know about the Suzuki e-Burgman.
The e-Burgman looks no different than the Burgman Street 125 available in India. It borrows the same bodywork and styling although with a change in paint scheme that makes it a tad more futuristic. This includes a white body with blue highlights on the upper and side panels. The electric Burgman also continues to sport the full-LED headlamp, short visor and LED tail lamp. That said, even the step-up seat is the same as the petrol-powered version. However, the only difference in its styling is at the rear. The section now looks much more open without the exhaust, shorter tail and electric motor.
Even the specs of the motorcycle have been revealed, but at present are anything but impressive. The electric scooter comes with a 4.0kW motor. Now this is slightly smaller than the TVS iQube’s 4.4kW motor but on par with the Bajaj Chetak electric. But, the max torque is rated at 18Nm which is a tad lesser than the Chetak’s 20Nm.
However, the most surprising is its range. The Suzuki e-Burgman is said to offer just 44km in a single full charge. And that is only possible if the scooter is ridden under 60kmph. Now this output is far from impressive for a scooter that is expected to be used for intercity commutes. Its range is not spectacular even when you consider its rivals that offer upwards of 90kms of range in the real world. However, Suzuki is still in the process of testing the electric scooter and we can expect the full-fledged version to offer credible amount of range.
Features and hardware
Now, Suzuki hasn’t divulged details of the hardware and features the e-Burgman comes with. But, with the images, we know it comes with telescopic forks and a disc brake at the front. The rear rides on dual-shocks unlike the Burgman Street 125 that uses a monoshock. As for features, we can expect it to come with connectivity as standard along with ride modes and a TFT screen as well.
To put things in perspective, the Suzuki Burgman Street 125 is priced at Rs 94,672, ex-showroom. On the other hand, the e-Burgman’s direct rivals- the TVS iQube and Bajaj Chetak are priced between Rs 1.11 lakh to Rs 1.25 lakh. We can expect the e-Burgman to be priced around the same range and be launched sometime by the end of this year.