Suzuki introduce 2017 GSX-S125
Suzuki have revealed a new 125cc sportsbike to join the GSX-S family – the GSX-S125
At the EICMA motorcycle show held in Milan, Suzuki Motor Corporation have unveiled their all new street sports motorcycle the Suzuki GSX-S125.
2017 Suzuki GSX-S125 main features:
- All new Street Sport 125cc motorcycle from Suzuki
- High performance fuel injected 125cc liquid cooled DOHC engine
- Lowest weight in class, 133kg kerb weight. Measurement contains all fluids
- Lowest seat height in class 785mm
- LED headlight
- ABS brakes
- One touch starting system
- Joins the family of GSX-S1000 and GSX-S750 Street Sports Motorcycles
- Australian availability: Q2, 2017 –Final colours, specs and pricing TBC
It has the best power-to-weight ratio and acceleration in the 125cc street sport class, plus nimble handling and great fuel economy. It also has exciting, modern, innovative bodywork, with traditional handlebars and a low seat height for a comfortable ride. Along with a multi-function LCD instrument and vertically stacked LED headlights in a stylish cowl.
It is a dependable, comfortable, nimble motorcycle that also delivers genuine Suzuki performance. It is made to handle city traffic jams while commuting to school or work during the week and it is also an exciting motorcycle ready for fun rides into the countryside.
The GSX-S125 is a motorcycle that’s easy to ride with a high technology engine, plus high-quality fit and finish and beautiful paint and graphics.
By utilizing the skills and experience gained through GSX-R development, the best performing engine is now complete. The liquid-cooled, four-valve, bucket-tappet double-overhead-camshaft (DOHC) engine contributes to 125cc class-leading power-to-weight ratio.
Utilising the analysis technology of GSX-R series, the bore x stroke ratio (62mm x 41.2mm), valve setting angle, valve diameter, and compression ratio are optimized to be eligible for the name of “GSX-R” and gives GSX-S125 high performance.
Fuel injection is measured by 6 sensors and is delivered by a 32mm throttle body. The result is greater intake efficiency for high RPM and power output.
Utilizing the know-how of the GSX-R series, the lightest motorcycle in 125cc street sport class is achieved. Thanks to its lightweight design and nimble handling the GSX-S125 delivers the fun of sport riding and easy manoeuvrability, a convenience when riding in cities. Steering angle lock is an impressive 40 degrees.
Based on the analysis technology of torsion, longitudinal direction, and lateral direction, the frame is compatible with high rigidity yet lightweight. The frame is approximately 3kg lighter than its benchmarks and the rigidity is intensified by adjusting the position of suspension. Thanks to the sophisticated balance, GSX-S125 is compatible with stability and superior maneuverability inherited from GSX-R.
Braking performance is the important factor for fast lap time. The sporty-looking petal-design 290mm front disc works with a dual-piston caliper and the 187mm petal-design rear disc works with a single-piston caliper, both delivering excellent braking performance.
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-S125 weighs just 0.59 kilograms.
17 inch tyres have been developed with Dunlop and are fitted to light weight 10 spoke allow wheels. Cornering performance is aided by large 130/70 x 17 rear and 90/80 x 17 front tyre sizes.
Starting the motorcycle is a breeze with Suzuki’s easy start system. The convenient easy start system automatically starts the engine with one touch of a button, mounted on the handlebar; there is no need to hold the button down until the engine fires.
Reflecting its GSX-R heritage, GSX-S125 features vertically stacked LED headlights, with the low beam above the high beam, and position lights on each side of the head light. The headlights are bright and compact.
Multi function full LED instruments keep the rider informed and are easy to use. The GSX-S125 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 light (shift light).
The bright LCD panel includes a segmented-bar tachometer across the top, digital speedometer, gear position indicator, digital clock, digital odometer with dual trip meters, average fuel consumption meters, fuel gauge and oil change timing indicator.
The all-new GSX-S125 is expected to arrive in Australia during the second quarter of 2017 with final colours and pricing being confirmed closer to launch.