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2012 Suzuki DR-Z125 and DR-Z125L Announced

Wed, 03 Aug 2011

Suzuki is bringing back the DR-Z125 entry-level off-road motorcycle and its slightly larger DR-Z125L variant as part of its 2012 model year offerings.

Last offered in 2009, the Suzuki DR-Z125 returns for 2012 with updated graphics similar to Suzuki’s RM-Z family of motocrossers.

The DR-Z125 is powered by a 124cc air-cooled four-stroke engine Suzuki describes as having strong low to mid-range power. Power is delivered through a five-speed transmission with link-type shifting.

The 2012 Suzuki DR-Z125 is equipped with a 17-inch front wheel and a 14-inch rear wheel. Both wheels are stopped by drum brakes. The slightly larger DR-Z125L uses a 19-inch front wheel and a 16-inch wheel at the rear, with a disc brake on the front wheel. The DR-Z125L has a seat height of 31.7 inches while the DR-Z125′s seat is 30.5 inches from the ground.

[Source: Suzuki]


BREA, Calif. August 2, 2011 – Suzuki is pleased to announce the addition of the DR-Z125 and DR-Z125L to the 2012 motorcycle lineup. These class-leading trail bikes offer a great entry-point for young riders looking to start off-roading on a Suzuki motorcycle.

“The DR-Z125 and DR-Z125L are excellent, versatile bikes that deliver legendary Suzuki value and quality,” said Suzuki’s Senior Communications Manager Steve Bortolamedi, “The advanced race-inspired technology and RM-Z styling is incorporated into the DR-Z125 and DR-Z125L, making them excellent off-road machines on the trail or track. They are the perfect bike for the entire family of riders looking for fun, versatile, off-road performance.”

The DR-Z125 and DR-Z125L are mid-sized off-road motorcycles with full-sized performance and features. Their mighty 124cc 4-stroke powerplants deliver strong, tractable torque with a wide powerband for smooth, consistent performance across a range of riding applications, terrains and trails.

The aggressively-styled bodywork, fuel tank, and the two-toned seat and number plates of the DR-Z125 and DR-Z125L is derived from Suzuki’s championship-winning RM-Z competition motocross bikes. The advanced race-proven technology of the RM-Z models is also incorporated into every aspect of the DR-Z125 and DR-Z125L to make them unrivaled machines capable of conquering any trail or track.

The DR-Z125 features 17” front and 14” rear wheels while the DR-Z125L features larger 19” front and 16” rear wheels to suit a range of young riders. Dual hydraulic disc brakes give both models excellent performance and stopping power.

More information about the 2012 DR-Z125 and DR-Z125L can be found at:

Detailed photos and information about the DR-Z125 and DR-Z125L can be found at:

For links to the 2012 Suzuki product line, please visit Suzuki Now –

By Dennis Chung

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