To cater to the increasing number of newbies entering the motorcycle world, Suzuki Japan has unveiled its smallest sport bike offering—the 2020 GSX-R125.
Tipping the scales at 135kg, this lightweight MotoGP-inspired bike is powered by a capable 124.4cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected single-cylinder mill that produces 15hp at 10,000rpm and 11Nm at 8,000rpm. Novice riders will likely enjoy the smooth-shifting six-speed manual transmission. All of these are bolted on to a solid backbone frame and chassis.
The GSX-R125 features advanced electronic fuel injection, which delivers fuel based on what the rider is doing with the twist-grip throttle, as well as input from sensors monitoring rpm, intake air pressure, temperature, exhaust oxygen content, and even coolant temperature
The power plant of the R125 is just short of about 4hp from the GSX-R150 that is locally available (P156,000 without ABS), although these two fully faired sport bikes are almost identical in terms of body graphics and styling.
Its awesome stopping power is courtesy of the front and rear disc brakes with dual-channel ABS. The ‘R’ is fitted with stylish 10-spoke 17-inch cast aluminum wheels with a 90mm tire in front and a wider 130mm rubber at the rear, both manufactured by Dunlop.
Adding to its athletic stance is the vertically-positioned LED headlight with position lights on its sides. The taillight and plate light also use the same LED technology.
GSX-R125s are equipped with a multi-function reverse-lit (black background) LCD instrument cluster with speedometer, odometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, average fuel consumption, trip meter, and (yes!) gear position indicator. Added features include a hazard switch, electronic ignition, and service warning light.
Suzuki Japan has set its SRP for the GSX-R125 at ¥393,000 (P185,000), which is a bit costlier than the locally available GSX-R150. Do you want to see this tiny Gixxer on our shores soon?