2010 Suzuki DR-Z125 / DR-Z125L motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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These two practically make the Suzuki lineup as this manufacturer has to concentrate more on the dual-sport and neglect the much-needed improvements or completely new additions of bikes from motocross models.

So the other three big Japanese have caught the big wave, has to work with what have and we must admit for some, this might be enough.

To begin, the 2010 DR-Z125 and 125L are light, powered and sharp handling, them perfect for all-sized and experienced riders, although you be wrong if you ask what’s with drum front brake on the model.


Well, the answer will come skimming the short Suzuki history.

The bikes would made a first entry on the competitive off-road scene at the end of as 2003 model years and were packed with much everything you can find on in the present day: a kick carbureted, air-cooled 124cc, single-cylinder, SOHC 2-valve developing 12 hp at an impressive 9,500rpm and 10 Nm at The powerplant stood on the same frame and swingarm while the suspensions (long-travel, oil-damped fork and link-type rear made for a smooth introduction on the terrain. For that time, the and rear drum brakes of the model were nothing out of the as long as Suzuki didn’t to stand out with something modern but not necessary something a front disc brake. could be found on the 2003 DR-Z125L

The styling was inspired on the RM-Z models and the bikes were so by checking these qualities, were more than and affordable ways to get on riding.

brought the exterior refinements in redesigned side panels, colored number plates and new but, mechanically, both remained the same.

For 2005, the DR-Z125 added a brand new color scheme while the model remained faithful to the scheme. Still, both featured two-tone seats and new

Nothing changed in 2006, but in Suzuki added the Black scheme for both models. was carried on to 2008 and 2009, up having two identical looking (except their different colored Yellow and Black.

the Japanese maker didn’t on improving these two models since their introduction, hasn’t been a decent to get rid of that front drum on the simple model so I guess it is a matter of motivation. After the bike didn’t add weight or so it seems logical not to upgrade it looks old.


uses the same recipe and to become the main competitor in segment for Suzuki as it also two alternatives, the TT-R125E and TT-R125LE. bikes are powered by an electrically-started 124cc, SOHC 4-…, engine fed through a Mikuni carburetor and, like the models, they feature 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch

Also, the “E” model on 17-inch front and 14-inch wheels supported by long-travel The seat is low (less than inches) and the ground clearance than decent (10 inches).

The model is a step up bike its 19-inch front and 16-inch wheels and, of course, the 220 mm disc brake.

Could be more obvious? Suzuki and stand for hard decisions to so if you simply through a coin and the indicated way, you won’t be


If there’s something to the difference between these and Suzuki bikes, that’s styleor better said, While Yamaha paints off-road bikes Blue, characteristic color is Yellow as we mentioned a little bit earlier, is also a Black color available for 2010.

But that everything there is to say in this as the 2010 models feature that are color-matched with the These enhance the looks of aggressive side panels on the modern RM-Z machines, the high mounted fenders, and side number plates as as the narrow seat all stand as to the racing design.

The most notable difference the two Suzuki models are the wheels 17-inch front and 14-inch on the simple model and 19-front and rear on the “L” model.


Powering the bike the track is a tiny air-cooled, motor fed by a diminutive 20mm carb. Tuned for torque, but willing to rev, the 125L around nicely if you keep the pinned. In the corners, the IRC motocross stick far better than you expect. But, with power output and a claimed wet under 200 pounds, the tires get overmatched. ultimatemotorcycling

If you want details on delivery, it looks like this: The bulk of the power is strung in the middle of the yet good torque and average pull bookend the practical Off-idle hit is mellow and almost though this translates to for tentative spouses or kids.


Though Suzuki get back on the drawing board for the DR-Z125 and DR-Z125L, the two models on as the same affordable starter that address to a very category of riders, managing to their riding needs and put on their faces with not necessarily horsepower.


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Aggressively styled number plates and graphics to look exactly like the winning RM-Z competition



Sharp styling with fuel radiator shrouds and frame patterned after the RM-Z

Optimum wheel/tire combination for riders: F: 70/100-17, R: 90/100-14; wheel/tire combination to fit young and adults: F: 70/100-19, R: 90/100-16

Two-tone seat cover and fender inspired from the series

RM-Z inherited front fender and number

Lightweight and durable steel and swingarm

Lightweight aluminum for reduced weight provide handling and improved suspension

Long-travel, oil damped front and link-type rear suspension a smooth, compliant ride

braking performance provided by front and rear drum

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