We’ve already established all the impressive qualities of the Suzuki DR-Z125, but in the event that the bike’s a little on the small side compared to your, shall we say, "dimensions," Suzuki has a bigger version of the DR-Z125 called the DR-Z125L. The latter pretty much carries all the same features as that of the former with the only notable exception being that the DR-Z12L is bigger. Hence, that "L" designation at the back of its name.

The DR-Z125L was designed with aggressively styled bodywork, number plates, and graphics that were built and inspired to look exactly like the higher-spec, race winning Suzuki RM-Z competition models.

On top of that, the powertrain is also the same as that of its ’smaller’ counterpart - a compact 124cc 4-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that comes with a five-speed transmission with link-type gearshift system for precise operation and positive feel, a digital-type CDI ignition system with timing set to enhance the engine’s low-rpm power characteristics, and a MIKUNI VM20SS carburetor for smooth throttle response.

And then there’s the matter of the bike’s handling characteristics, which are impressive relative to its overall characteristics. A long-travel, oil damped front fork and a link-type rear suspension provide a smooth, compliant ride while lightweight aluminum rims offer reduced weight, providing agile handling and improved suspension performance.

From the top to bottom, nothing rides on dirt quite like the Suzuki DR-Z125. And if that doesn’t fit you, then you can opt for the DR-Z125L, which is pretty much the same thing, albeit in a slightly larger package.

Find out more about the Suzuki DR-Z125L after the jump.

  • 2012 Suzuki DR-Z125L
  • Year:
    2012
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    4-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine
  • Transmission:
    five-speed transmission
  • Displacement:
    124 L

Engine

2012 Suzuki DR-Z125L Exterior Drivetrain
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  • Compact 124cc 4-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine designed for ease-of operation and low maintenance
  • 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

2012 Suzuki DR-Z125L Exterior
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  • 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

Key Features

2012 Suzuki DR-Z125L Exterior
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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-Z125L Exterior
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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 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)

Quotes

Bikez----"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."

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1 comments:

  (378) posted on 01.4.2012

This motorcycle looks stunning but boy! I am afraid to ride on this one. See how high it is? Haha. But the yellow color is good.

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