GSX-R for the Newcomer -January, 2018
The Suzuki GSX-R line has defined sportbike performance for over 30 years, with more than a million sold worldwide. Every GSX-R must be lightweight and the best performing motorcycle in its class, simply put an unbeatable package. Meet the revolutionary Suzuki GSX-R125, with the best power-to-weight ratio and acceleration in the 125cm3 class, plus nimble handling, great fuel economy and Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS) approved.
The GSX-R125 also features aerodynamic bodywork. low seat height. a multi-function LCD instrument cluster. Vertically stacked LED headlights and a key-less, one-push starting system. It is a dependable motorcycle designed to handle city traffic while commuting to uni or work during the week. It is also an exciting motorcycle ready for fun rides into the hills—or even a track day—on weekends. The GSX-R125 is a motorcycle that’s easy to ride and easy to be proud of. It has high-quality fit and finish, beautiful paint and graphics, and the sleek look of a MotoGP racebike.
The Science of Engine Design
There is a science to building high-performance engines, and the GSX-R125’s DOHC engine could be used in a university textbook as an example of how to make a lot of power out of a very efficient and compact powerplant. The engine makes high horsepower for its size and produces generous torque, delivering strong, effective power across a broad rpm range.
Advanced Electronic Fuel Injection
The GSX-R125 features advanced electronic fuel injection, which delivers fuel based on what the rider is doing with the throttle as well as input from sensors monitoring engine rpm, intake air pressure and temperature, exhaust oxygen content and coolant temperature.
Big Bore Throttle Body
GSX-R125 features a large 32mm diameter throttle body. This results in great intake efficiency for high rpm and power output.
Adopting 6-speed manual transmission like big GSX-R’s, and its reduction ratio settings based on GSX-R know-how to match the engine’s high-power output properties. This enables a seamless transfer of power to the rear wheel for breathtaking acceleration experience.
High Performance Exhaust System
The high-performance exhaust system includes a dual-exit muffler. A catalytic converter helps the GSX-R125 meet the Euro4 emission standards, letting everyone breathe a little easier.
Modern Backbone Frame and Chassis
The GSX-R125’s confidence-inspiring stability on the freeway, nimble handling in corners, and easy maneuverability through traffic starts with a modern chassis. A steel-tube backbone frame combines optimal torsional rigidity with light weight.
10-Spoke Rims, Dunlop Tires and Lightweight ABS with Petal Discs
The GSX-R125’s lightweight, sporty 10-spoke cast aluminium wheels carry Dunlop D102 tyres. The Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) is the latest Bosch ABS 10 base unit, which is the lightest and most compact two-channel ABS system on the market. The pro-active system monitors wheel speed and immediately intervenes when imminent wheel lock is detected-before actual lock-up. The compact ABS system as installed on the GSX-R125 weighs just 0.59 kilograms. The sporty-looking petal-design 290mm front disc works with a dual-piston caliper and the 187mm petal-design rear disc works with a singlepiston caliper, both delivering excellent braking performance.
Sleek and Aggressive Bodywork Developed in the Wind Tunnel
The GSX-R125 has an aggressive look and a high-quality finish that reflects the heritage of the GSX-R line. Thanks to wind-tunnel development, the sleek bodywork also enhances the GSX-R125’s easy handling and aerodynamic performance.
Key-Less Ignition System with Answer-Back Function
The GSX-R125 features a convenient key-less ignition system, and the rider can start the engine as long as the compact key is close enough to the motorcycle. Which means the rider doesn’t have to fumble to retrieve the compact key from a pocket or backpack. A button on the remote control activates an answer-back function, causing the indicators to flash and making it easier to find the GSX-R125 in a crowded car park.
Suzuki Easy Start System
The Suzuki Easy Start System lets the rider start the motorcycle with a momentary press of the start switch without pulling in the clutch lever when the transmission is in neutral.
Reflecting its GSX-R heritage, the GSX-R125 features vertically stacked LED headlights, with the low beam above the high beam, and position lights on each side of the headlight. LED headlights are bright and compact, lighter and longer lasting compared to conventional halogen-bulb headlights as seen on competitors. Because LED headlights use about 15% of the electrical power required by conventional bulbs, less engine power is needed to run the motorcycle’s alternator, improving acceleration and fuel economy. The LED license plate light on the rear fender is compact and lightweight and much more durable and vibration resistant than a conventional bulb light.
Multi-Function, Full LCD Instrument Cluster
The Suzuki GSX-R125 has a full LCD instrument panel set in a modern dashboard, framed by turn signal, neutral, hi-beam, coolant temperature, malfunction indicator lamp (MIL), ABS, and programmable engine-RPM indicator lights. The bright LCD panel includes a segmented-bar tachometer across the top; a digital speedometer; a gear position indicator; a digital clock; a digital odometer with dual trip meters; an average fuel consumption meter; a fuel gauge; and an oil change timing indicator.