2004 Suzuki DR-Z125L Review

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2004 Suzuki DR-Z125L
2004 Suzuki DR-Z125L

2004 Suzuki DR-Z125L
2004 Suzuki DR-Z125L

2004 Suzuki DR-Z125L Review

2004 Suzuki DR-Z125L

The perfect introduction to off-road riding for beginners and young off-road riders alike…

A recent addition to the DR-Z family, the DR-Z125/DR-Z125L has quickly proven to be a fun, easy-to-ride machine that appeals to a wide range of riders. The 125 is available in two versions: the standard DR-Z125 with youth-sized tires and wheels for first-time off-road riders; and the DR-Z125L with a standard-sized wheel/tire combination for adult and teen riders.

The DR-Z125 and DR-Z125L emphasize ease of use and feature a sturdy four-stroke powerplant, low seat heights and high-end components. Motivation for the DR-Z125 comes in the form of a proven 125cc single cylinder, air-cooled engine that delivers strong, tractable power. A five-speed transmission and link-type gearshift provide precise operation and optimum feel. Firing the DR-Z is a reliable CDI ignition system tuned to enhance the engine’s power output. This is partnered with an off-road type ignition system for minimal weight and maximum reliability.

Supporting the 125cc powerplant are a frame and swingarm built specifically for the DR-Z125/DR-Z125L. Both are designed for maximum strength, minimal weight and to create a compact, sturdy off-road package. Suspension consists of a long-travel oil-damped fork in front with 180mm of wheel travel and a link-type rear suspension mated to a pre-load-adjustable single rear shock. Braking for the DR-Z125 is via drum at both ends, while the large-wheel DR-Z125L utilizes a 220mm disc up front and drum in the rear.

A stylish, aggressive look borrowed from the larger DR-Z and RM relatives completes the DR-Z125 machines. Both 125 models utilize a fuel tank, frame cover and radiator shrouds from the DR-Z400, while the fenders, handlebar, number plate and seat are directly influenced by the high-performance RM85. The 2004 DR-Z125 and DR-Z125L – sharp styling, quality components, easy to use and finely tuned to create the perfect introduction to off-road riding for beginners and young off-road riders alike.


2004 Suzuki DR-Z125L Key Features




2004 Suzuki DR-Z125L – Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $2,499 USD
Canadian MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN

Length 74.2 in.

Height 43.1 in.

Width 30.3 in.

Weight 178 lbs.

Ground Clearance 11.4 in.

Wheelbase 50.0 in.

Seat Height 32.0 in.

Engine 124cc, 4-stroke, singler-cylinder, SOHC 2-valve, air-cooled

Displacement 124cc

Bore x Stroke 57.0 x 48.8mm

Compression Ratio 9.5:1

Carburetion Mikuni™ VM20SS

Fuel Capacity 1.7 gal.

Ignition CDI

Transmission 5-speed constant mesh

Final Drive 428 Chain

Brakes Front: Single hydraulic disc
Rear: Single drum

Tires Front: 70/100-19
Rear: 90/100-16

Suspension Front: Telescopic, oil-damped
Rear: Link-type, oil-damped

Colors Champion Yellow

Suggested Starting Price shown does not include tax, title, or destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.

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