Suzuki GSX-R125 Review
What Is It?
The Suzuki GSX-R125 is a premium single cylinder sports bike and is also available as a naked version in the GSX-S125.
Engine: 124 cc Single Cylinder, 15 bhp
Economy: 90 mpg, 220 miles
Top Speed: 85 mph
Seat Height: 785 mm
Wet Weight: 134 kg
What Is It Like?
|✓||Big bike looks, lights, turning circle|
|×||Hard seat, range, parts availability|
I have had my GSXR since march and it is my second 125 after a Mutt Mongrel. Both bikes were bought from 5-WAYS in Hull and John did a good job looking after me. The GSXR fits my riding style more than a cafe racer like the Mongrel.
I use my bike to commute and the GSXR is just the job. I get 89-100 mpg and it handles like a dream on the twisty corners. Even does well in the wet as the supplied tyres are really quite good. Not often you find that on a 125. My only downside to the bike is the fuel tank is a little small at 11 litres when you have had a 13 litre tank.
- Cruises well at 70mph with minimum vibes
- Lightest bike in class
- Great handling, ABS
What's Not So Good
- Small fuel tank
- Lack of custom parts
What I Have Changed
- Full Lextek exhaust system (sounds great)
- Tail tidy
- Wheel tape
- Papa P, 2018
How Does It Compare?
- GSX-S125 - Naked version with higher bars, more relaxed riding position and no keyless start system
The Second Opinion
Well the bike is well designed featuring an under yoke handle bar set up usually seen on bigger sports bikes and the preferred set up of the Moto GP bikes.
The under yoke handlebars mean that you are more leaned forward allowing for a much more controlled and aggressive riding position. The seat is hard but I personally don't get uncomfortable until I've been riding more than 4 -5 hours.
I've got the sports package for my GSX-R125 which gives it a little more show. I've also got multiple electronics running off the battery such as USB's, cigarette lighter, volt meter, neon lights and a speaker set and not struggled once to power all of them.
A lot of new GSX-R125s have a fault that causes them to cut out at idle which Suzuki are currently trying to fix.
- Gary B, 2018