2012 Suzuki DR-Z125

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2012 Suzuki DR-Z125
2012 Suzuki DR-Z125

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2012 Suzuki DR-Z125 Review

The DR-Z125 has aggressive styling inspired by Suzuki’s championship-winning RM-Z motocross bikes, including sharp-looking fenders, number plates and frame covers. It rewards you with agile responsiveness and a strong, controllable powerband.

Rev up. When you’ve got a DR-Z, the whole world looks a little different. You start seeing whoops, jumps, and washboards everywhere you look. Even a rainy day just means more mud to play in.

Good looks and great handling — that’s what the DR-Z125 and DR-Z125L are all about.
Both bikes feature aggressive bodywork that makes them stylistic replicas of the championship-winning RM-Z machines. Their performance virtues, though, go a lot deeper than that. Both bikes set the class standard for precise, agile handling.

Beginning and more experienced riders will appreciate their controllable powerband and strong low-end and mid-range power. And larger riders can choose the DR-Z125L, featuring larger wheels and a front disc brake.

The DR-Z125 and DR-Z125L — race inspired styling with performance to match.

 

Serious Dose of Fun

The Suzuki DR-Z125 joins its larger wheel stable-mate, the DR-Z125L, with the small wheel providing a lower seat height for progressing riders wanting more power.

Like the DR-Z125L, the high performance Suzuki DR-Z125 introduces a serious dose of fun into every rider’s first taste of the off-road trail. Advanced technology from top to bottom with a host of high-grade components inspired by Suzuki’s motocross machines.

At its heart, a 4-stroke, 124cc power pack built to deliver tractable, accessible power, so riding’s as easy as possible. And smooth. The frame and swingarm have been created for ample rigidity and light weight, to produce a compact, perfectly proportioned off-road riding package. Easy on the eye as well. The fuel tank and frame covers are inspired from Suzuki’s state-of-the-art off-roader the DR-Z400E.

The DR-Z125. Let a lifetime of off-road riding begin.

 




 

2012 Suzuki DR-Z125 Key Features

Aggressively styled bodywork, number plates and graphics built to look exactly like the race winning RM-Z competition models

Compact 125cc 4-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine designed for ease-of operation and low maintenance

Tuned intake tract and exhaust system for more low-to-mid rpm power

Five-speed transmission with link-type gearshift system for precise operation and positive feel

Mikuni™ VM20SS carburetor for smooth throttle response

Digital-type CDI ignition system with timing set to enhance the engine’s low-rpm power characteristics

Sharp off-road styling with fuel tank, radiator shrouds and frame covers patterned after RM-Z models; seat and rear fender inspired

from the RM-Z plus handlebar, front fender and number plate shared with the RM85

Optimum wheel/tire combination to smaller riders: F: 70/100-17, R: 90/100-14

Lightweight and durable steel frame and swingarm

Lightweight aluminum rims for reduced weight provide agile handling and improved suspension performance

Long-travel, oil damped front fork and link-type rear suspension provide a smooth, compliant ride

Strong braking performance provided by lightweight front and rear drum brakes .

 


2012 Suzuki DR-Z125 Features and Benefits

Engine Features

Compact 124cc 4-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine designed for ease-of operation and low maintenance

Digital-type CDI ignition system with timing set to enhance the engine’s low-rpm power characteristics

Five-speed transmission with link-type gearshift system for precise operation and positive feel

MIKUNI VM20SS carburetor for smooth throttle response

 

Chassis Features

Long-travel, oil damped front forks and link-type rear suspension provide a smooth, compliant ride

Available in Factory Suzuki Yellow

Lightweight aluminum rims for reduced weight provide agile handling and improved suspension performance

Lightweight and durable steel frame and swingarm

Optimum wheel/tire combination for smaller riders: F: 70/100-17, R: 90/100-14

RM-Z inherited style front fender and number plate

Sharp off-road styling with fuel tank, radiator shrouds and frame covers patterned after the RM-Z series

Strong braking performance provided by lightweight front and rear drum brakes


 



 

2012 Suzuki DR-Z125 – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price:
$2,999 USD

Chassis
Brakes Front Drum brake
Brakes Rear Drum brake
Color Yellow
Curb Weight 88 kg (194 lbs)
Final Drive DID 428HG, 122 links
Fuel Tank Capacity 4.8 L (1.3/1.1 US/Imp gal) – Including Reserve
Ground Clearance 260 mm (10.2 in)
Overall Length 1835 mm (72.2 in)
Overall Width 770 mm (30.3 in)
Seat Height 775 mm (30.5 in)
Suspension Front Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Tires Front 70/100-17 40M, tube type
Tires Rear 90/100-14 49M, tube type
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Wheelbase 1245 mm (49.0 in)

Engine
Bore Stroke 57.0 mm (2.244 in) x 48.8 mm (1.921 in)
Compression Ratio 9.5 : 1
Engine 4-stroke, air-cooled, OHC
Fuel System MIKUNI VM20SS
Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)
Lubrication Wet sump
Starter Primary kick

Warranty
Warranty 6 month limited warranty.





 

2012 Suzuki DR-Z125 – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price:
See Canadian Suzuki Dealer for pricing.

Chassis
Brakes Front Drum brake
Brakes Rear Drum brake
Color Yellow
Curb Weight 88 kg (194 lbs)
Final Drive Chain
Fuel Tank Capacity 6.6 L (1.4 Imp gal)
Ground Clearance 260 mm (10.2 in)
Overall Length 1810 mm (71.3 in)
Overall Width 770 mm (30.3 in)
Seat Height 775 mm (30.5 in)
Suspension Front Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Tires Front 70/100-17 40M, tube type
Tires Rear 90/100-14 49M, tube type
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Wheelbase 1245 mm (49.0 in)

Engine
Bore Stroke 57.0 mm (2.244 in) x 48.8 mm (1.921 in)
Compression Ratio 9.5 : 1
Engine 4-stroke, air-cooled, OHC
Fuel System MIKUNI VM20SS
Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)
Lubrication Wet sump
Starter Primary kick

Warranty
Warranty 6 Month unlimited mileage limited warranty

 


 

2012 Suzuki DR-Z125 – Australian Specifications/Technical Details
Australian MSRP Price:
See dealer for pricing.

ENGINE
124cc, 4-stroke, air-cooled, OHC, single cylinder
STARTER
Primary kick
TRANSMISSION
5-speed constant mesh
FRONT SUSPENSION
Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
REAR SUSPENSION
Link type, coil spring, oil damped
FRONT BRAKES
Drum
REAR BRAKES
Drum
WHEELBASE
1,245mm
SEAT HEIGHT
775mm
LENGTH
1,835mm
WIDTH
770mm
HEIGHT
1,085mm
WET WEIGHT
88kg
FUEL CAPACITY
4.8 litres
COLOURS
Champion Yellow
WARRANTY
6 months


 


 

2012 Suzuki DR-Z125 – UK Specifications/Technical Details
RRP Price: £1,735 GBP

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS

Overall length: 1835mm (72.2in)
Overall width: 770mm (30.3in)
Overall height: 1085mm (42.7in)
Wheelbase: 1245mm (49in)
Seat height: 775mm (30.5in)
Kerb Mass: 88kg (194lbs)
Fuel capacity: 4.8litres (1.1 UK gallons)
ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS

Engine capacity: 124cc
Engine: 4-stroke, single-cylinder, SOHC, air-cooled
Bore: 57.0 x 48.8mm
Compression ratio: 9.5.1
Lubrication: Wet sump
Ignition: CDI
Fuel system: MikuniT VM20
Transmission: 5-speed constant mesh
Drive: 428 Chain
CHASSIS SPECIFICATION

Front suspension: Telescopic, coil spring, oil-damped
Rear suspension: Link-type, coil spring, oil damped
Front brakes: Single drum
Rear brakes: Single drum
Front tyres: 70/100-17
Rear tyres: 90/100-14

 

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