POCKET ROCKET GIXER
When you’re a raring to go 17-year-old-biker all you want is the quickest, coolest and baddest 125cc possible. Suzuki’s certain it’s got just the ticket in its all-new GSX-R125 sportsbike, but does it meet the cut?
With bike sales on the up throughout the last few years and with small capacity of those machines bringing the main brunt Suzuki has registrations, it’s no surprise that credible focused its efforts on producing a 125cc sportsbike to slot into its ever up expanding range. The new from ground- the GSX-R125 is said to not just mimic looks brand’s flagship GSX-R1000 in the department, but also in its build philosophy of it too. And judging by my experience it’s fair around Silverstone’s Stowe circuit, to say they’ve delivered on their word. from There’s only so much you can expect a 125 cc in today’ s age. I know it’ s no C ag iv a gear, that can crack a tonne in seventh Mito, n you but sitting through the present atio has really do get a feeling that Suzuki aking the ploughed a load of thought in tom themain GS X-Ra class winner. For starters, r; thanks to bragging point has to be its po we bined with its D OH C engine that’ s been com da bigger, a 32 mm big b ore throttle body an optimised bo rex stroke ratio, the claimed otor makes 14 bhp on tap means the G ix er’ sm bike on the it the most powerful 125 cc sports se gifting the Suzuki apr et tyim men market, tion.And measure of class leading a cc el era e, with the optimisation doesn’ t st opt her the twin-s par aluminium frames having sor. a mah us ive 3 kg over its pre dec es other Add this figure to a whole load of resul tis a lightweight features and the end lessthan motorcycle that weighs some 8 kg its nearest rival, with a kerb mass of just ns. or around about one and bit Fa ga 134kg… gether, if you add these two accolades to So, tthis means you don’ t need me to tell youth a the best the Suzuki holds the accolade of which power-to-weight ratio in its class, bout small means a lot when you’ re talking a capacity bikes. mance Suzuki hasn’ t just thought per for e. they’ re in it for the whole pack ag though; ndeniably The finish on the little Gixx er isu ifyou impressive forth e s ub-4k price tag( redbike, exclude the Mo to GP replica co lou which retail sat £100 more than its less vibrant siblings at £4,099). Then eat cock pit dash and concise yet informative LED ome, and automatically makes you fee lath bike with the fact that Suzuki has fitted the nice a key less ignition system is a real touch for us lazy young’ ens, and forgetful R125 pensioners alike. In all honesty the GS X-really does look the part; from the vertically nnel stacked LED lights to the wind tu developed race style fairing, Suzuki has little puppy covered every angle to make this as attractive as possible. Even the exhaust aren othing looks half decent and the wheels short of pimped… even if they area bit teeny-weeny.