2012 Suzuki DR-Z125L

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2012 Suzuki DR-Z125L
2012 Suzuki DR-Z125L

2012 Suzuki DR-Z125L
2012 Suzuki DR-Z125L

– 2012 Suzuki DR-Z125L

2012 Suzuki DR-Z125L Review

This custom version of the DR-Z125 features full-size, 19-inch front and 16-inch rear tires and wheels and a front disc brake, making it a great choice for larger riders. It also offers a terrific combination of crisp handling and strong low-end and mid-range power.

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.

The DR-Z125L is designed for teenagers and adults who are developing their off-road skills. The DR-Z125L has power and performance, with plenty of low-end and mid-range torque, matched by lightweight agility.

So what are you waiting for?

With the DR-Z125L , now’s the time to get in on the action!


Hot On The Trail

The high performance Suzuki DR-Z125L 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.

For those riders wanting more power but a lower seat height, take a look at the DR-Z125.

The DR-Z125L. Let a lifetime of off-road riding begin.

 


 

2012 Suzuki DR-Z125L Key Features

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

124cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve, air-cooled engine, built to deliver tractable, accessible power output to make riding as easy as possible for entry-level riders.

Powerplant is tuned for strong low-to-mid rpm power by carefully selecting the lengths of the intake system and exhaust pipe, and by using a MIKUNI VM20 carburettor that contributes to better throttle response.

Precise digital CDI ignition system with ignition timing map tuned to enhance the engine power characteristics.

Primary kick-starter system for easy restarting.

5-speed transmission with gear ratios optimised for smooth off-road riding; link type gear shifting system built for highly reliable operation along with superb feel.

Frame and swingarm, designed specially for the DR-Z125L, feature ample rigidity and lightweight, creating compact, optimum-size off-road riding package.

Telescopic, 180mm front and link-type, 170mm rear suspension provide long wheel travel and smooth, progressive action, that enhances enjoyable, comfortable ride.

Rear shock absorber spring preload is fully adjustable.

Rugged, serrated footpegs shared with the DR-Z250 are durable and provide dependable grip even in wet conditions.

Cutting-edge styling; composed by a dynamic combination of big off-roader DR-Z400-inspired fuel tank and fuel tank cover. Slim seat and front/side number plate are patterned after RM series motocrosser. Front fender, handlebars with crossbar and chain guard all shared with RM85 motocrosser.

Lightweight, durable diamond frame with high-tensile main backbone tube and body frame.

Lightweight carbon steel swingarm for excellent traction.

The seat and bodywork compose a smooth, almost seamless surface for riders to move around.

Low 805mm seat height, helps facilitate off-road riding.

Compact 1270mm wheelbase for agile handling.

The DR-Z125’s front disc and rear drum brakes deliver strong, reliable stopping performance, with the front disc brake caliper shared with the RM85 motocrosser

Simplified electrical system, specially designed for off-road model, is composed of only the ignition system, harness and engine stop switch – all built for maximum reliability.

Large engine skid plate is made of lightweight plastic and covers the entire bottom surface of the engine.

Lightweight aluminium rims for unsprung weight reduction.

 


2012 Suzuki DR-Z125L 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

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

 

Chassis Features

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

Large wheel/tire combination to fit young riders and adults: F: 70/100-19, R: 90/100-16

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

Lightweight and durable steel frame and swingarm

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 single front disc brake with RM85 caliper and a rear drum brake

Two-tone seat cover and rear fender inspired from the RM-Z series



 



 

2012 Suzuki DR-Z125L – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price:
$3,099 USD

CHASSIS:
Brakes Front Disc brake
Brakes Rear Drum brake
Color Yellow

Curb Weight 74 kg (163 lbs)
Final Drive DID 428HG, 130 links
Fuel Tank Capacity 4.8 L (1.3/1.1 US/Imp gal) – Including Reserve
Ground Clearance 290 mm (11.4 in)
Overall Length 1895 mm (74.6 in)
Overall Width 735 mm (28.9 in)
Seat Height 805 mm (32.0 in)
Suspension Front Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Tires Front 70/100-19 42M, tube type
Tires Rear 90/100-16 52M, tube type
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Wheelbase 1270 mm (50.0 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-Z125L – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price:
See Canadian Suzuki Dealer for pricing.

CHASSIS:
Brakes Front Disc brake
Brakes Rear Drum brake
Color Yellow

Curb Weight 74 kg (163 lbs)
Final Drive DID 428HG, 130 links
Fuel Tank Capacity 4.8 L (1.3/1.1 US/Imp gal) – Including Reserve
Ground Clearance 290 mm (11.4 in)
Overall Length 1895 mm (74.6 in)
Overall Width 735 mm (28.9 in)
Seat Height 805 mm (32.0 in)
Suspension Front Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Tires Front 70/100-19 42M, tube type
Tires Rear 90/100-16 52M, tube type
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Wheelbase 1270 mm (50.0 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-Z125L – Australian Specifications/Technical Details
Australian MSRP Price:
See dealer for pricing.

ENGINE
124cc, single cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled, OHC
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
Disc
REAR BRAKES
Drum
WHEELBASE
1,270mm
SEAT HEIGHT
805mm
LENGTH
1,885mm
WIDTH
770mm
HEIGHT
1,110mm
WET WEIGHT
89kg
FUEL CAPACITY
4.8 litres including reserve
COLOURS
Champion Yellow
WARRANTY
6 months


 


 

2012 Suzuki DR-Z125L – UK Specifications/Technical Details
RRP Price: £1,849 GBP

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS

Overall length: 1885mm (74.2in)
Overall width: 770mm (30.3in)
Overall height: 1110mm (43.7in)
Wheelbase: 1270mm (50in)
Seat height: 805mm (31.7in)
Kerb Mass: 89kg (196.2lbs)
Fuel capacity: 4.8litres (1.1 UK gallons)
ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS

Engine capacity: 124cc
Engine: 4-Stroke, single-cylinder, SOHC 2-valve, 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 hydraulic disc
Rear brakes: Single drum
Front tyres: 70/100-19
Rear tyres: 90/100-16

 

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