Suzuki GSX-R125 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 Spec
- Seat height785mm
- Weight (dry)134kg
- EngineSingle cylinder DOHC
- Top speed69mph
- Average fuel consumption122mpg
Suzuki GSX-R125 Insurance
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.