Suzuki launches Burgman Street and Skydrive Crossover

Published October 27, 2020, 4:05 PM

by Inigo Roces

Owing to the growing popularity of scooters as a means of transport, Suzuki Motorcycles Philippines is expanding its two-wheeled offerings with the addition of two new models: the Burgman Street and Skydrive Crossover.

Burgman Street

For its first offering, Suzuki is keen to ride the growing popularity of maxi-scooters in the country with the Burgman Street. It is the newest and smallest member of the Burgman maxi-scooter family, designed with sophistication, comfort, and practicality in mind.

The European-style scooter comes with more sophisticated features like an all-LED headlight, position lamps, and tail lamp behind.

It fitted with a body-mounted windscreen paired with an elevated seat for a better view of the road. It also has a fully-flat floorboard to make operating the scooter more comfortable whether riders are on sneakers or heels. Riders can also opt to rest their feet higher up on the slanted portion, touring-style.

Like the larger Burgman, it also comes with an upward-angled muffler for sporty and premium look. Chrome accents are also fitted in the body panels.

For utility, the Burgman Street features a 21-liter underseat compartment for storing personal belongings. Over in the front shield, there’s a two-liter glove box with lid on the left side and an open compartment on the right. It comes with a standard DC power outlet and can be fitted with an optional USB charger for the phone. There are dual utility hooks onboard; one on the front shield, and a foldable hook under the seat for added convenience.

Starting your journey is easy with the integrated engine start and kill switch. It also comes with one-push central locking.

Easily its most unique trait is the use of an all aluminum four-stroke, fuel-injected, single cylinder, 125cc engine. This new-generation Suzuki Eco Performance (SEP) engine is designed to be powerful yet still fuel-efficient, capable of achieving 53.50km/L (based on the World Motorcycle Test Cycle). The Burgman street produces 8.7 PS at 6,750 rpm, while max torque is at 10 Nm at 5,500 rpm.

Bringing it to a stop is a combined brake system which controls both front and rear brakes with just one lever.

All the important info can be seen in its fully-digital instrument panel. It integrates a digital clock, fuel gauge, as well as oil change indicator. There’s also a dual trip meter built-in.

The Burgman Street comes in Metallic Matte Fibroin Gray and Glass Sparkle Black and is priced at just PhP 76,900. The new model will be available in showrooms this November.

Skydrive Crossover

Building on the success of the Skydrive model line, Suzuki expands the lineup with the most rugged member yet, the Skydrive Crossover.

Now offered alongside the original Skydrive, and new Skydrive Sport, the Skydrive Crossover tackles a segment the original two had not, the country’s varaible road conditions. It serves as an automatic alternative to the Raider J Crossover.

Built on the already proven Skydrive Sport platform, the Crossover takes it further with semi-block tires designed to offer better grip on both paved and unpaved roads. It’s paired with a high ground clearance of 150mm to more easily ride over obstacles. It is also fitted with a sport touring handle bar to better take on the rougher roads while offering an easy and relaxed riding position. It’s paired with a large floorboard, and low seat height of 740mm.

Riders can see vital trip info on its full-digital instrument panel which includes a trip-meter, digital clock, speedometer and battery voltage indicator.

Powering the Skydrive Crossover is a 113cc engine certified with Suzuki Eco Performance (SEP). This features fuel injection technology to deliver maximum power and optimum fuel-efficiency.

Serving as the final touches are decals that add a more aggressive, sporty and adventurous impression. Its colored brake caliper and rear single-sided suspension also add some aesthetic contrast.

The Skydrive Crossover is available in four colors: Daytona Yellow, Pearl Ash Blue, Strong Red, and Solid Black. It’s priced at PhP 69,900 and will be available in showrooms in November 2020.