Suzuki GSX-R125 Bike Overview
Suzuki’s GSX-R750 was the very first modern race-replica superbike when it was launched in 1985. And this pocket-sized sporty learner bike has just as much style as its bigger siblings. Under the MotoGP-style paint scheme is a pretty standard four-stroke single-cylinder engine, with fuel injection, that puts out the statutory 15bhp maximum allowed for learner A1 licence holders. It’s a smooth, torquey little motor, even allowing for that 15bhp power limit, and it returns a pretty amazing 122mpg on fuel consumption, making it one of the cheapest ways to get around in style.
The chassis is basic, with steel frame, conventional suspension and twin-piston sliding caliper front brake with a proper Bosch ABS setup. It all works really well though, and gives a decent ‘big bike’ feel to the ride – plus it’s super light at just 134kg ready to ride.
Suzuki’s given the little GSX-R decent equipment levels too, with keyless ignition and LCD dash, that includes a gear position indicator and fuel gauge. At the price – around £3900, it’s great value.
Take a look at the Suzuki GSX-R125 in action…
Suzuki GSX-R125 Bike Spec
- Seat height785mm
- Weight (dry)134kg
- EngineSingle cylinder DOHC
- Top speed69mph
- Average fuel consumption122mpg
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Seat a little hard but ok handles pretty
Just one issue with the keyless remote
Stops very well
Handles pretty well
Fairly powerful for the engine size and I weight 105 kg
Will do about 220 miles on a full tank
No running issues in 10 years
Brakes could be better
Good performance for small engine
Really good economy for sports bike
Really smooth, easy to maneuver, it's comfy in between hitting potholes, I wouldn't know haven't passed my test yet.
Really good build quality no issues for a bike that's 18 months old, starts first time.
Really good brakes nice and smooth, really stable under hard breaking.
It's a nice riding position your not arched over, So it's lightweight and very nimble, corners like a dream in the dry flows from corner to corner
It's got a good get up and go especially for riding around town, really you don't need a lot of power.
So servicing is around 150, first bike so it's nice to ride, bigger wheels in comparison with other 125 bikes. It's nice and economical on fuel a tank is normally around 10 pounds to fill up, gets about 250-275 miles depending on the weather
It's a sports bike so not built for comfort.
No problems as yet.
Very light and easy to manoeuvre.
80 mph from a restricted 125.
Averaging over 100mpg.