Scooter scuffle: Suzuki Burgman Street vs. Burgman Street 125 EX

The locally-offered Suzuki Burgman lineup consists of the Burgman 400, Burgman Street, and Burgman Street 125 EX

Scooter scuffle: Suzuki Burgman Street vs. Burgman Street 125 EX

The Burgman moniker has been one of Suzuki’s most popular models of scooters, both here and abroad. The said nameplate has allowed riders to choose from its offerings of motorcycles that best suit their lifestyles, budget, and riding needs.

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  • HowHow much is the Suzuki Burgman Street? much is the Suzuki Burgman 400?

    The Suzuki Burgman Street is priced at P83,400.
  • How much is the Suzuki Burgman Street 125 EX?

    The Suzuki Burgman Street 125 EX is priced at P92,400. .
  • On that note, we take a quick look at the Suzuki Burgman Street and the Suzuki Burgman Street 125 EX, to help motorcycle buyers make a better decision in choosing which scooter to bring home.

    Suzuki Burgman Street

    As the name implies, the smaller Suzuki Burgman Street is a motorcycle better suited for riding in the metro. And while it may be smaller than its sibling (the Burgman 400) in terms of stature, its tinier dimensions can prove to be better when navigating the tight and narrow city streets.

    Suzuki Burgman Street

    The front end of the Suzuki Burgman Street is slapped with a decent-sized windshield, which protects the rider from the elements. Below it is a single headlamp flanked by front-facing signal lights mounted on the front fairings.

    It also gets a front fender that looks virtually identical to the Suzuki Burgman 400 but has reflectors on its sides. Under it is a classic-looking 12-inch wheel shod in 90/90 tubeless tire as well as a telescopic front fork.

    To the sides of the Suzuki Burgman Street are fashionable fairings that flaunt the same amount of cuts and contours as its bigger bro. Also noticeable from this angle is the motorcycle’s wide step board, step bars for the pillion rider, its single grab bar, and likewise sporty tailpipe.

    At the rear, the Suzuki Burgman Street packs a wide cluster of lights that combine the stop lamp and its two turn signals. The reflector is placed at the bottom part of the rear fender, under the number plate holder.

    Here, the Suzuki Burgman Street’s 10-inch wheel with 90/100 tubeless tires is housed. The motorcycle’s hydraulic rear suspension is also located in this part of the motorcycle.

    Powering the Suzuki Burgman Street is a fuel-efficient 124 cubic centimeter (cc) engine paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). According to brand, the scooter clocks in at 53.50 kilometers per liter based on World Motorcycle Test Cycle standards.

    For its brakes, the Suzuki Burgman Street gets a disc brake at the front and a drub brake at the rear.

    Some of the noteworthy features offered by the Suzuki Burgman Street are its two-liter lidded glove box (optionally available with a USB charger), 21-liter underseat compartment, and fully digital instrument panel.

    The Suzuki Burgman Street is currently offered with an P83,400 price tag.

    Suzuki Burgman Street 125 EX

    Those who want a more stylish city scooter can check out the “executive” variant of the Suzuki Burgman Street.

    Suzuki Burgman Street 125 EX

    Named the Suzuki Burgman Street 125 EX, it notably shares major similarities to the standard small-displacement scooter. On that note, it also wears a reasonably sized windshield that sits atop the automatic motorcycle's cowling. It also gets a similar headlamp and two turn signals at the front fairing.

    Like the regular model, the Suzuki Burgman Street 125 EX also has a classy-looking 12-inch wheel wrapped in 90/90 tubeless tires with a telescopic front fork under the front fender with reflectors.

    The side profile of the Suzuki Burgman Street 125 EX is highlighted by sexy, smooth-flowing lines that give the motorcycle a graceful appearance. However, it gets a new sticker that reveals what type of engine is cradled in the middle of the scooter.

    Nevertheless, its would-be owners can expect the same features found on the flanks of the standard Suzuki Burgman Street.

    Changes can be seen at the back as the Suzuki Burgman Street 125 EX gets a 12-inch magwheel with 100/80 tubeless tires. Everything else at the scooter’s rear is virtually identical when compared to the base model.

    Power, as we’ve mentioned earlier, comes from a new engine. Per Suzuki, the Burgman Street 125 EX has a SEP (Suzuki Eco Performance)-Alpha engine, with 125cc and paired with a CVT.

    Other than that, the Suzuki Burgman Street 125 EX also offers flashier exterior appointments befitting of its “executive class” branding.

    At the time of writing, the Philippine-market Suzuki Burgman 400 is priced at P92,400.

    Final thoughts

    Choosing between the Suzuki Burgman Street and the Burgman Street 125 EX is going to boil down to a matter of preference. While they both share the same underpinnings, one is flashier than the other with a handful of new features that can slightly affect the motorcycle’s performance.

    Nevertheless, both motorcycles can definitely get the job done and take their owners from point A to point B.

    Photos from Suzuki Philippines

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