Suzuki Address 110

Paul Taylor
By Paul Taylor
platinum_paul Production editor. Worked in bike industry for 15 years, gets fatter and slower every year. Unhealthy obsession with Honda C90s, top boxes and small bikes.

Less than £2,000 new and returning 145mpg: the ultimate commuter weapon

Suzuki Address 110 – the in-betweener

In the UK 50cc and 125’s are always going be popular to a certain extent due to our licencing laws. Machines like this little Suzuki Address 110 are a bit of a strange capacity. It’s neither here, nor there but it’s not alone. There’s the more expensive Honda Vision 110 for instance but I’m still not 100% sure why there’s a need for this inbetweener.

This little Suzuki costs £1799 on the road and for that you’re getting an ideal commuter focussed scooter from a name you can trust. The Address features a fuel efficient four stroke engine, decent storage space and although you’re hardly likely to show off about it to your mates it does look fairly pleasing on the eye.

Car drivers will probably be more impressed at its fuel-efficient nature, how does 145mpg sound? The Suzuki has a tank range of 165 miles from the 5.2 litre fuel tank. One of my regular journeys is nine miles each way, so theoretically I can commute for nine days without having to fill it up, not that it’ll cost much to fill anyway. Less than six quid will brim the tank so it’s a fair bit cheaper than most other modes of transport and a damn site more convenient than public transport.

The capacity may be a strange one, after all anybody who can ride one of these could also ride a 125 but even so the Address is nippy and you’ll see just over 60mph on the analogue clock, that’s on the flat. Providing you’re prepared to wait for a while. It will get up there eventually though and can hold its own on the faster roads but around town is where this scooter is more at home. The air-cooled 113cc engine isn’t slow but at times a 125cc would have been more useful. Having said that though, if you mainly need a scooter for nipping around town and doing rides of 10 to 15 miles it will do the job well enough.

Remember this is a relatively cheap scooter, built primarily as no frills transport, so styling is basic but the build quality is as good as you’d expect for a scooter in this price bracket from a well known manufacturer. You might not drool over it but you’re getting a reliable, cheap to run scooter that blends in with the crowd and doesn’t draw unwanted attention to itself. Equipment wise it’s not packing many goodies, the Address 110 comes with an analogue dash that includes a fuel gauge, it also has a parking light and an anti-theft cover for the ignition switch. Underseat storage is fairly roomy (25 litres) and there’s also an open storage space behind the legshields.

The suspension is surprisingly plush, I tried riding flat out over speed humps and the front forks and single rear shock soaked up the bumps nicely. I’ve ridden plenty of more expensive scooters with suspension nowhere near as good. Like many cheaper end commuters the Address has a drum rear brake and a disc up front, the brakes are pretty good though, plenty of feel through the front lever and enough bite at the rear. Used together they work perfectly, as do the standard fitment IRC tyres. They were grippy enough and gave me confidence in the wet, so no complaints there. In fact as a package it all works together quite well.

Less than £2,000 can give you a good range of sub 125cc machines to choose from, so there’s plenty of choice but the Address 110 is certainly a contender. It may not be flash or fast but at £1799 it’s not a bad choice for the commuter on a budget.

Three colours available: Black, Grey, WhiteThree colours available: Black, Grey, WhiteThree colours available: Black, Grey, White


The world needs more vehicles like the Suzuki Address 110.

It may not be the most glamorous or exciting thing on two wheels, but in a cost conscious, time precious society, it’s just what’s needed to get the country moving.

From 17-year-olds starting college to shift workers and urban commuters, machines like the £1,799 Suzuki have something to offer almost anyone. Which is probably why writing about the Address is akin to writing about a fridge, in the nicest possible way.

I don’t really know who made my fridge. I chose the one that I liked the look of, that was in stock, affordable and from a name I recognised. Sure, there will be tricker fridges out there, but I’m not bothered. It keeps my stuff cold and doesn’t break down. That’s all I’m bothered about. And so it is with the Address.

It’s an appliance, pure and simple. Its job is to get one to from point A to point B cheaply, and with the minimum of fuss and to that end, it’s 10 out of 10 to Suzuki.

I’ve spent the last month doing my 16 mile daily commute on the Address 110, as well as being on the Isle of Man for TT week, and it has performed impeccably. Not only is it the quickest vehicle from door-to-door, it’s cheap too.  Only cycling is cheaper. Taking the Address on a three year Suzuki finance deal and including fuel, servicing (every 2500 miles) and insurance (I am 40) I worked out that it’d cost me just under £100 per month to commute. That’s cheaper than a bus pass in many major cities. Small scooters like these are credit card purchases to many. Appliances, designed for everyday living.

For urban riding, the Suzuki has got plenty of zip and with virtually no weight to carry around, it’ll accelerate briskly up to 50mph. Top speed is not what the Address and its ilk are all about, but on the dual carriageway I did see over 70 showing on an occasion or two, although that did involve both the wind and the road incline being in our favour. Have them against you and you might well struggle to top 50. Importantly though, it can keep up with traffic on the open road but try to overtake and you’ll be running out of steam. From experience, 125s will offer slightly more performance but if your commute involves faster roads you might want to think about investing in a 250.

Having cycled to work many times, I feel much less vulnerable aboard a scooter than I do my bicycle. The Address has a nice upright riding position that gives good visibility; it is agile and stops well enough. The IRC tyres are perfectly fine in the dry, if a little lacking feedback in the wet, although the choice of skinny 14” wheels limit the choice of replacement options from the bigger brands.

Control wise, it’s as simple a twist and go as you can get. There is a kickstarter, but with an electric starter it is basically redundant. The analogue speedo is easy to read, as is the fuel gauge, which you wouldn’t always expect on an entry level scooter. Otherwise the instrumentation is as basic as basic can be. The seat lifts up to reveal a standard space for a full faced helmet (or bag of shopping) and there’s a neat rack/passenger grab rail at the back. There’s also a bag hook down by the rider’s legs and some trays like you’d find on a car dashboard, although they are a little shallow for my liking.

Basic as it gets but clear and simple to understand

Mechanically, it’s also a basic package. There’s no water cooling for the fuel-injected 113cc engine, one of the reasons why the Address 110 weighs in at a featherweight 97kg ready to go, a good 30kg lighter than the trendier 125s from Honda and Yamaha, and feels physically small compared to other scooters on the market. Weather protection is surprisingly good on the open road and the simplicity and lack of weight make it a joy to ride in traffic. The 1.1 gallon tank is smaller than most of many other scooters but will easily do over 100 miles, though bigger would be nicer.

Suzuki claims that the Address will return 145mpg, although manufacturer figures are obtained in controlled environments and are rarely achievable in the real world. In the near 300 miles I spent with the Address, I was able to return an average of just under 120mpg, which included a significant amount of time spent on the stop on dual carriageways.

Sure, there are fancier scooters out there and a few gadgets that I’d like to have. I would really have appreciated a small clock for my daily commute. A lockable glovebox with a USB charging port would be nice, and I’d have liked grippier tyres, if I’m being honest.

Suzuki offers a range of official accessories for the Address, some of which are worth a look for the serious commuter. Key among these options are a windscreen and 30 litre top box to improve practicality. Heated grips are also an option, as well as some handguards which we are hoping are really effective – as they certainly don’t do anything for the looks. Neither, for that matter, does the ‘Body Graphic Kit’ which is an affront to retinas everywhere. I mean, Suzuki, really, what were you thinking? It wasn’t cool in the 1990s and it certainly ain’t cool today.

Minus the (optional) garish graphics I’m a fan of the Address 110’s inoffensive lines and grown up colour choices. It’s certainly a massive improvement on the old Address 125, which was a scooter that was pretty hard love in pretty much every way.

Many commuters are price driven but still want the reassurance that they are buying quality. With the Suzuki you get a brand name and all the reassurances that brings with it. There are manufacturer backed finance deals and you know that there is a certain build quality attached to a Japanese brand. There will also be a dealership in your local town for servicing and knowledge that parts will still be available in years to come. You might be able to buy cheaper scooters from brands you’ve never heard of but, in the long run, there’s a good chance that initial saving will be a false economy.

Sure 125 models like Honda’s best selling PCX125 and Yamaha’s new NMAX are more sophisticated, but also significantly more expensive. For those of us who can do without a pointless water dispenser on our fridge, the Address 110 (and its main rival the Honda Vision 110) can more than do the job.

You could consider that the Address is as dull and boring as it is ever possible to make a motor vehicle, and you’d probably be right, or you could take the view, as I do, that it is as efficient a device for personal urban transport as you could possibly find. Either way, the Address is hardly going to bring excitement into your life, but it’s a hell of a lot better than getting the bus every day.

Full face helmet will slot under the seat Standard fit IRC tyres are 'grippy enough'

My only real gripe is around the pillion provision. Let’s be clear, it’s not the kind of scooter you’re likely to buy if you plan on carrying a passenger on a regular basis, but I found that riding around with a made on the back was less than ideal, with the seat proving a touch on the small side and the weight of a second person upsetting the balance of the machine and making it very nervous at slow speeds.

We get some really amazing machines to test in the Bike Social office but, you know what, this is the one I’m going to miss the most. Life without the Address means that I will be spending £20 more on petrol every week. I’ll have to leave the house 15 minutes earlier every day and get home later every night. I miss it like I know I would miss my washing machine. My heart might not have been racing, but it will certainly always have a soft spot for the Address 110.

PS: Since writing this article I checked who made my fridge. It’s a Zanussi.



113cc, air-cooled 4-stroke, single cylinder, SOHC


Front 80/90-14, rear 90/90-14


Front disc, rear drum


Telescopic front forks, rear shock

Seat height


Wet weight


Tank capacity

5.2 litres





Riding Kit

Helmet: Arai Tour X-4 Fluro

Jacket: Lookwell

Boots: TCX  Urban Trend