Two for the Trails

Here comes the DR-Z125/L to make sure young and shorter riders can tackle the dirt.
Equipped with larger 19-inch front and 16-inch rear tires, as well as a front disc brake, the DR-Z125L brings big bike performance to a size-appropriate motorcycle.
In contrast, the DR-Z125's smaller 17-inch front and 14-inch rear tires make handling easier.

Key Features

- Compact 124cm³ 4-stroke engine provides strong, easy-to-handle power.

- Precise digital CDI ignition system is tuned to optimize power characteristics.

- Frame and swingarm balance lightness with strength for a compact design.

- Lightweight aluminum rims contribute to agile handling.

- Strong braking performance for sure, controllable stopping power.

- Telescopic front forks and link-type rear suspension provide long travel and smooth action.

- Rider-friendly seat height and design for comfort and ease of movement.

Engine Features

- Compact 124cm³ air-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, SOHC engine provides strong low- to mid-range power delivery that can be easily handled.

- Precise digital CDI ignition system has an ignition-timing map that's tuned to optimize the engine's power characteristics.

- MIKUNI VM20SS carburetor contributes to excellent throttle response.

- Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM)-coated cylinder is durable, lightweight, and provides superior heat transfer.

- 5-speed transmission with link-type gearshift system allows for precise operation and gives a positive feel.

- Easy-pull, rack-and-pinion manual clutch helps the rider better control power delivery, including when launching from a standing start.

Chassis Features

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

- Lightweight aluminum rims (DR-Z125L: 19-inch front/16-inch rear, DR -Z125: 17-inch front /14-inch rear) for reduced weight contribute to agile handling and smooth suspension performance.

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

- Appropriate low seat height (DR-Z125L: 805mm, DR -Z125: 775mm) lets the bike fit a variety of riders.

- Strong braking performance provides sure stopping power. The DR-Z125L is equipped with a lightweight front disc brake and rear drum brake, while the DR-Z125 uses drum brakes front and rear.

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

- The rear shock absorber spring preload is adjustable to match a wide range of riding conditions and rider weight.

- Champion Yellow No.2 bodywork includes matching race-inspired graphics.

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

Additional Features

- A variety of Genuine Suzuki Accessories for DR-Z125/L owners are available, including a large selection of Suzuki logo apparel.


Engine Type 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, air-cooled, SOHC
Engine Displacement 124 cm3 (7.6 cu. in)
Bore x Stroke 57.0 mm x 48.8 mm (2.2 in x 1.9 in)
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Overall Length 1,835 mm (72.2 in) [DR-Z125]
1,885 mm (74.2 in) [DR-Z125L]
Overall Width 770 mm (30.3 in)
Overall Height 1,085 mm (42.7 in) [DR-Z125]
1,110 mm (43.7 in) [DR-Z125L]
Wheelbase 1,245 mm (49.0 in) [DR-Z125]
1,270 mm (50.0 in) [DR-Z125L]
Ground Clearance 260 mm (10.2in.) [DR-Z125]
290 mm (11.4 in) [DR-Z125L]
Seat Height 775 mm (30.5 in) [DR-Z125]
805 mm (32.0 in) [DR-Z125L]
Curb Mass 88 kg (194 lbs) [DR-Z125]
89 kg (196 lbs) [DR-Z125L]
Suspension Front Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Drum [DR-Z125] / Disc [DR-Z125L]
Brakes Rear Drum
Tires Front 70/100-17 40M, tube type [DR-Z125]
70/100-19 42M, tube type [DR-Z125L]
Tires Rear 90/100-14 49M, tube type [DR-Z125]
90/100-16 52M, tube type [DR-Z125L]
Fuel Tank Capacity 4.8 L (1.3/1.1 US/Imp gal)

Colors [DR-Z125L]

Colors [DR-Z125]

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