Suzuki boost scooter range: Two new twist-and-go commuters set to go on sale in October 2022

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Suzuki are attempting to cash in on the continuing popularity of 125cc scooters brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, by adding two new models to their range.  

Called the Avenis 125 and Address 125, both are based around a new 124cc, air-cooled, SOHC four-stroke single which meets all the current regulations, and produces a claimed 8.6bhp at 6750rpm plus 7.4lbft at 5500rpm.

The two learner-friendly machines help bolster a frankly dwindling scooter line-up, which previously consisted of just the £6999 Burgman 400.

Suzuki Address 125

Alongside a fresh engine, Suzuki are claiming an impressive 148.6mpg, which will be a welcome addition as fuel prices continue to skyrocket.

The Japanese firm are putting this figure down to their new Suzuki’s Eco Performance (SEP) technology, whereby an Eco light is illuminated on the dash when the optimum balance between fuel economy and performance is reached.

The Avenis is an all-new model intended to compete with the hugely successful Honda Forza 125 and Yamaha NMAX 125. Both were updated last year, with the NMAX sitting as the second best-selling bike of the year so far, with 1292 registrations to June 2022.

Suzuki Avenis 125

Slightly longer, wider, and taller than the Address, the Avenis is distinguished by sharp, angular styling, LED headlights and taillights plus two-tone graphics.

There’s also full LCD digital instrument display, plus plenty of under seat storage, a storage pocket and extra handy compartments upfront. 

The more conservative, traditional Address 125, meanwhile, is a reinterpretation of Suzuki’s long-lived commuter Address 110. With more curvy styling, it features a novel, rounded LED headlight, a plush well-padded seat, and broad footboards.

Again, there’s also spacious storage with dual utility hooks up front plus an extra pocket which houses a USB socket. Prices have yet to be announced but both machines go on sale in October.

Dan Sutherland

By Dan Sutherland

News Editor, sportsbike nut, and racing fan.