THE SWISH WAS NOT ABLE TO GAIN ENOUGH MOMENTUM IN TERMS OF SALES INSPITE OF BEING A GOOD ENGINEERING PACKAGE AND WAS DISCONTINUED
The Swish was last updated in 2015 with minor cosmetic changes and a metal front fender after Suzuki received repeated complaints from owners who faced problems with the plastic unit. However, when Government of India introduced the BS-IV emission norms from April 1, 2017, the Swish wasn’t updated by Suzuki and was silently discontinued in the wake of the BS-IV norms. On the other hand, all the manufacturers updated their vehicles with BS-IV engines and Always Headlamps On (AHO) feature to comply with the new norms. In fact, even Suzuki updated the Gixxer series and Hayate EP motorcycles and the Access and the Let’s scooters. As per our sources, the dealerships have not received any Swish since last 4-5 months. The scooter suffered from low fuel economy and the all-plastic body was also a bit of a concern for customers. Also, the more or less equally priced Access was considered a better option by buyers.
The Swish was powered by a 125cc engine which developed 8.7PS of power @ 7000rpm and a peak torque of 9.8Nm @ 5000rpm. The scooter had telescopic forks at the front and a swing-arm type monoshock unit at the rear. Braking duties were handled by 120mm drum brakes at the front and the rear. The wheels were shod with 90/100 – 10 tyres both at the front and the rear. It also featured an analogue-digital instrument console, which displayed dual trip meters and oil-change indicator in addition to the conventional speedo, odo and other safety indicators. The scooter weighed 110kg, got 20litres of under seat storage capacity and 6 litres of fuel tank capacity.
The Swish was priced at Rs 52,642 (ex-showroom, Delhi) and took on the likes of the Honda Activa 125 and the Mahindra Gusto 125.