The 2012 Suzuki DR-Z125 is a motocross bike that upstart riders can get into without having to worry about the complicated mechanisms of some of the more powerful models in the market.

It’s not enough to have a bike that offers good looks, especially for novices looking to learn the ropes; you need one that has matching performance and handling credentials, two characteristics that Suzuki pays full attention to.

Aggressive bodywork, complete with a two-tone seat cover, a rear fender, graphics, and number plates, makes the DR-Z125 a complete, stylistic replica of the championship-winning RM-Z machines.

The DR-Z125 offers a compact 124cc 4-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that has been designed for ease-of operation and low maintenance, perfect for upstart riders looking to break into the world of motocross. The engine also has a digital-type CDI ignition system with timing set to enhance the engine’s low-rpm power characteristics while a five-speed transmission with a link-type gearshift system offers precise operation and positive feel for complete control of the bike.

In addition to its sublime powertrain, the DR-Z125 also comes with precise and agile handling characteristics, featuring a long-travel, oil damped front fork and a link-type rear suspension that provides a smooth, compliant ride. A lightweight and durable steel frame and swingarm, as well as equally lightweight aluminum rims reduce the bike’s weight while providing agile handling and improved suspension performance.

Find out more about the Suzuki DR-Z125 after the jump.

  • 2012 Suzuki DR-Z125
  • Year:
    2012
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    4-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine
  • Transmission:
    five-speed transmission
  • Displacement:
    124 L

Engine

2012 Suzuki DR-Z125 Exterior
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  • 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

2012 Suzuki DR-Z125 High Resolution Exterior
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  • Long-travel, oil damped front fork and link-type rear suspension provide a smooth, compliant ride
  • Available in Champion 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
  • Two-tone seat cover and rear fender inspired from the RM-Z series

Key Features

2012 Suzuki DR-Z125 High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
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  • Aggressively styled bodywork, number plates and graphics built to look exactly like the race winning RM-Z competition models

Specifications

2012 Suzuki DR-Z125 High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
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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
Brakes Front Drum brake
Brakes Rear Drum brake
Color Yellow
Curb Weight 73 kg (161 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 1805 mm (71.1 in)
Overall Width 735 mm (28.9 in)
Seat Height 850 mm (33.5 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)

Quotes

motorcycle USA----"The Suzuki DR-Z125 is an aggressive model that will take you as far as you want to go and do it with power. It has a compact 124cc 4-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine which is designed for easy operation and low maintenance. This is a lightweight bike that will be easy to maneuver and handle as well as strong braking with the lightweight front and rear drum brakes."

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2 comments:

  (296) posted on 01.13.2012

So do I. But I can find this motocross bike as a dangerous one. It is too high and the parts are so thin. Not that I am not aware on the trail, but I think there are more safer than this bike.

  (399) posted on 01.9.2012

Big bike for big boys! Haha. I love it on black. Anyway, the specifications of this Suzuki DR-Z125 is pretty outstanding. I am sure that many riders will buy this one.

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