2003 Suzuki RM125 Comparison — Motorcycle USA

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Suzuki DR 500 S

2003 Suzuki RM125

Blasting around on the RM was extremely The bike got rave reviews all of our test riders.


For 2003, Suzuki made to the motorcycle in focused areas. The receives a new exhaust powervalve for low-end to midrange power and 10% radiators offer better The fork gets stiffer while both ends get changes and alterations to the valving. The are now 10mm longer, and the rear-brake-pedal and are modified to give more clearance.

The seat is also changed, softer, 7mm shorter and more with a thicker seat The best change of all is for the eyes, as the yellow number-plates have changed back to white.

On the the Suzuki RM125 generated but praise from our test who simply loved its engine. An motor that pulls all the way the powerband, reported tester Ewing. The riders agreed the engine was a little soft off the but made up for it later with a midrange and nice pull up top . It near the top of every tester’s form, receiving no lower a second place.

The RM’s carburetor jetting was out a bit before testing for better performance. The main jet was dropped a 460 to a 450, the needle was raised by a a clip from the third to 2 ½ with a spacer, and the jet was dropped from a 40 to a 37.5.

Suzuki DR 500 S
Suzuki DR 500 S

Suzuki has upped the pace for making the RM125 one of the top contenders in the

The shifting action is typical RM, and consistent with no missed the clutch exhibited typical grabbiness. Long-time RM owners what we’re talking (like the clutch basket wears with time) and like the way the clutch feels. just one of those things you either love or hate.

The suspension and handling on the Suzuki are This bike turns on a is really easy to maneuver, and I didn’t get any headshake, said one The brakes on the RM125 were to be a bit spongy feeling at both but the overall power was never in and a careful bleeding would rectify that condition.

Most of the riders really the flat and soft seat, one tester did hate it for the same reasons. Go figure. Overall, the were very impressed the Suzuki’s smooth motor and handling.

It’s definitely a package that was propelled into the final standings.

Suzuki DR 500 S
Suzuki DR 500 S

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