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?

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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.

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