I was in market for an automatic scooter, with stop and go city traffic, a scooter was more suited for me for the daily office commutes. I wanted a scooter with better front suspension, and after couple of test drives, decided on all new suzuki access 125. The whole test drive and buying experience was great, the people at midas suzuki, malakpet, hyderabad treated me well, they were informative and helpful. On 28th august, 2016 took the delivery and have been using suzuki access for my daily commutes ever since.
From day one, i was impressed with the ride quality of the scooter, coming from a 150cc bike, i thought there would be lots of adjustments to be made to ride it comfortably, but to my surprise, a little change in seating position and posture was all it took. I never felt need for power on the scooter, as it zipped through traffic with ease. It is quite manoeuvrable, and tractable on the city roads as well. The most impressive thing of all about the scooter for me is it's balance, i have ridden few other scooters in the past, but access 125 is the most balanced scooter that i, personally have ever rode.
Initially, looks were the first thing that attracted me towards the access 125, for me suzuki have taken few cues from vespa in design aspects, in a good way that is, the modern retro looks were quite attractive for me, the scooter is neutral in design, suiting both the genders. As far as performance is concerned, like i said, i never felt need for more power, it's really zippy and the rubber band effect which is evident in any cvt scooter, is minimal in this one, so i am happy with it. As far as fuel economy is concerned, with my aggressive riding and in city start stop traffic i am getting around 40 kmpl, which i must say isn't satisfactory, particularly keeping in mind the 64 kmpl claim that suzuki made. With light hand on accelerator you may fetch around 45-50.
I have had mixed bag of experiences when it comes to servicing of the vehicle, as we all know, expecting a lot from any authorised service centre will leave you disappointed. But there are occasions where the works in job card were not taken care of, and i had to remind them about it when i go to get the vehicle. The speedometer on the scooter wasn't working properly, as it will not show the actual speed in the console, when raised a complaint, i was told the speedometer sensor was at fault and the whole console has to be changed. But the standard procedure required a company technician to come and check it to give it a green signal for replacement, which took quite some time, and required few calls from my side to the service centre and few mails and tweets to suzuki customer care which went to deaf ears. Barring these, the experiences with service were quite like other service companies' service centre.
Very comfortable to ride, zippy; in fact in the official bikewale head to head comparisons this scoot gave aprilia sr150 run for its money, balance, looks, long seat and lots of storage space. Almost forgot to mention it's brakes, mine is a disc brake variant, and it stops like a dream for a scooter!
Mileage not up to company claims, paint quality is not up to suzuki's standards.
Overall i am very satisfied with the scooter, it's a wholesome package for city commuting from suzuki.