Would you get a 125cc GSX-R? Suzuki seems to think so. At least in Japan where the new model was recently launched. The model is intended to appeal to holders of the lowest motorcycle license restriction in Japan while still offering sporty style and performance.
Because it’s so close in displacement to the GSX-R150, the GSX-R125 gets a similar styling treatment. It’s also fitted with LED headlamps and tail lamps. The rider gets a fully digital instrument cluster with speedometer, tachometer, odometer, fuel gauge, trip meter gear position, clock, and service warnings. For convenience, it’s fitted with an easy start system and hazard switch.
Keeping bumps at bay are a telescopic fork in front and monoshock in the rear. There are disc brakes in both the front and rear with dual-channel ABS. It rides on 17-inch wheels with 90 mm tires in front and 130 mm tires in the rear.
Powering this bike is a 124cc liquid-cooled and fuel-injected single-cylinder. It produces 15PS at 10,000rpm and 11Nm at 8000rpm. It's paired to a six-speed transmission.
It weighs just 134 kg, making it very accessible for beginner riders.
Naturally, the GSX-R125 also has a naked street version too, the GSX-S125. The specs are very similar, save for the lack of fairing, higher handlebars, and more upright riding position.
The GSX-R125 is priced at JPY393,800 (PhP185,000) while the GSX-S125 is JPY360,800 (PhP169,500). Is this something that Suzuki Philippines should offer locally, or is the current GSX-R150 more than enough? Let us know in the comments.