Suzuki India Adds CBS to Best Selling Scooter

MUMBAI, Mich.–Suzuki Motorcycle India has introduced a Combined Braking System (CBS) to its popular Access 125 scooter as part of the industry’s mandate to have CBS on all scooters by March 31.

Suzuki Access 125

The shift has added about Rs690 ($10.00) to the cost of the Access 125, which carries a price tag of about Rs 56, 667 or about $800.00.

The new safety regulations require CBS on all two-wheelers below 125 cc and ABS for everything with a larger displacement. The Access 125 already gets CBS on the disc brake variant, which was introduced last year and has received positive feedback from the customers, according to the company.

The CBS system distributes braking equally between the front and rear brakes when the rider presses just the left brake lever. The Access 125 has been the highest selling 125cc scooter in India. In fact, it is also the highest selling Suzuki in the country. This scooter is equipped with a digital instrument cluster, one-press lock system, and a mobile charging point.

The Access 125 competes with the Honda Activa 125, Hero Destini 125 and the TVS NTorq 125.

Honda, another big player in the scooter segment has also made the change and provides an animatic here showing how the system works.

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David Kiley is Chief of Content for The BRAKE Report. Kiley is an award-winning business journalist and author, having covered the auto industry for USA Today, Businessweek, AOL/Huffington Post, as well as written articles for Automobile and Popular Mechanics.