2008 Suzuki DR-Z125L Motorcycle Test — Ultimate MotorCycling

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Suzuki DR-Z 125

2008 Suzuki DR-Z125L | Test

Although Suzuki the DR-Z125L off-road motorcycle as a bike, I am here to tell you there is quite a bit of fun lurking for adults. As someone who stands 5′ 6 and 115 lbs, the DR-Z125L is a perfect bike for me.

My current competitive is Observed Trials. I have a TY-S125F Racing, which I While the bike was at the shop a new front rotor, which I to bend in an unexpected get-off, a mysteriously showed up in my garage the explanation that it needed

I have raced off-road prix in the past on a Suzuki two-…, so I was dubious that a 125 thumperette could keep me was wrong.

The private area that I for trials training also has a motocross track with of turns and elevation changes, but no sections or nasty double/triple Given that the 125L has suspension travel-the trade-off for the 32-inch seat height-the of supercross-style obstacles on the track is a relief. Sure, it’s not to bottom both ends relatively small jumps, but the is certainly adequate for its intended

Powering the bike around the is a tiny air-cooled, SOHC fed by a diminutive 20mm Mikuni Tuned for torque, but still to rev, the 125L scoots nicely if you keep the throttle In the corners, the IRC motocross tires far better than you might But, with limited output and a claimed wet weight 200 pounds, the tires don’t get

If I managed to wear them I would probably look for pure race rubber for my local terrain. The 125L a 16-inch rear and 19-inch Mini Expert standards-so is easily achieved.

The tight, trails in the area are a blast on bike. Again, we are looking at a low height, not much weight and an motor that absolutely surprise you. The front end was to (wo)manhandle through the rocks and and I could lift the front end a blip of the throttle and some English.

The 5-speed transmission shifts and has no gaps, so it’s a piece of to find the right gear. As as the rider is familiar with the of a clutch, you can’t be intimidated.

One expect that the motor be overmatched by large hills, but it go places that you would expect. Simply let the motor up-it will find and keep chugging. You will not anyone up the hill with but you may pass someone on a larger that dug a hole due to an inopportune ratio.

Getting down the hills is as the tires are narrow, engine is limited to 125cc, and the rear is a drum (but the front is from the RM85 racer).

The turned up at the perfect time, as I help rehabilitating some ankle ligaments (I had crashed out in the on a dual-sport bike). I could tried making a comeback on a of some sort, but the smaller was the perfect ride for getting my back in the dirt while I was less than invincible. An EVS Ankle Protector, compact to fit inside my Alpinestars Stella 6 boots, gave me needed and mental support.

So, dads, feel free to buy growing child a Suzuki (the non-L version has wheels for younger, smaller knowing that you and your can sneak a ride on it when looking and have a great

Photos by Don Williams

Helmet: Spectre Vegas

Goggles: 89Xi

Jersey, gloves, Shift Vixen

Ankle: EVS Ankle Protector

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Suzuki DR-Z 125
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