2018 Suzuki DR-Z125L Review

2018 Suzuki DR-Z125L
2018 Suzuki DR-Z125L
2018 Suzuki DR-Z125L
2018 Suzuki DR-Z125L




Here comes the 2018 DR-Z1250L to make sure young and smaller stature riders can tackle the dirt. Larger 19-inch front and 16-inch rear tires, as well as a front disc brake, deliver big bike performance to a size appropriate motorcycle. Styled to mirror Suzuki’s Championship-winning RM-Z and RMX models, this DR-Z promotes a more race-oriented look while the sharp handling and strong low-to-mid end power provide the get-up-and-go that defines off-road bikes. The looks are a testament that you can’t judge a book by its cover because the DR-Z125L is an unassuming package packed with loads of fun.



2018 Suzuki DR-Z125L Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Rev up. When you’ve got a Suzuki off-road motorcycle, the whole world looks a little different. You start seeing trails, desert, and single-track everywhere you look. Even a rainy day just means more mud to play in. Expect loads of torque across a wide powerband with high-rpm muscle to spare.




2018 Suzuki DR-Z125L Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine Features
Compact 124cc 4-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine provides strong low-to-mid range power delivery that can be easily handled

Precise digital CDI ignition system with an ignition-timing map tuned to optimize the engine’s power characteristics

MIKUNI VM20SS carburetor contributes to excellent throttle response

Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) – plated cylinder for durability, lightweight and superior heat transfer


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

Easy pull, rack & pinion manual clutch lets the rider control take-offs and power delivery


Chassis Features
Lightweight, high rigidity steel pipe frame and rear beam-style swingarm are designed specifically to create a compact, fully-sized off road machine

Lightweight aluminum rims (19-inch front/16-inch rear) for reduced weight contributing to agile handling and improved suspension performance

The seat and bodywork design provides a seamless surface for easy maneuverability

Appropriate 32 inch seat height lets the bike fit a variety of riders

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

Telescopic front forks and link-type rear suspension provides long wheel travel and smooth, progressive action that creates an enjoyable, comfortable ride

The rear shock absorber spring preload is fully adjustable for a wide range of riding conditions and rider weight

A lightweight plastic skid plate helps protect the bottom of the engine

Bright Suzuki Factory Yellow bodywork with matching race-inspired graphics


Additional Features
6-month limited warranty




2018 Suzuki DR-Z125L – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $3249 USD

Engine 124cc, 4-stroke, air-cooled, single cylinder, OHC
Bore x Stroke 57.0 mm (2.244 in) x 48.8 mm (1.921 in)
Compression Ratio 9.5: 1
Fuel System MIKUNI VM20SS, single carburetor
Starter Primary Kick
Lubrication Wet sump
Drive Train
Clutch Wet multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Final Drive DID 428HG, 130 links
Suspension Front Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Disc brake, single rotor
Brakes Rear Drum brake
Tires Front 70/100-19 42M, tube type
Tires Rear 90/100-16 52M, tube type
Fuel Tank Capacity 4.8 L (1.3 US gallons)
Color Champion Yellow No.2 / Solid Black
Ignition Electronic ignition (CDI)
Spark Plug NGK DR8EA or DENSO X24ESU
Overall Length 1885 mm (74.2 in)
Overall Width 770 mm (30.3 in)
Overall Height 1110 mm (43.7 in)
Wheelbase 1270 mm (50.0 in)
Seat Height 805 mm (32.0 in)
Curb Weight 89 kg (196 lbs)
Warranty 6-month limited warranty*
Extensions *Longer coverage periods with other benefits available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP)



2018 Suzuki DR-Z125L – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in CDN

To Be Announced



2018 Suzuki DR-Z125L – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)




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