Suzuki Prepares 125cc Sportsbike for 2010

Probably one of the most notable new models brought to its motorcycle range, Suzuki’s GSXR125 sportsbike promises to be a serious threat in the 125cc section, competing with Honda’s CBR125R and Yamaha’s YZF-R125, and why not even with the Italian RS125 from Aprilia.

In fact, it was about time for the Japanese manufacturer to make this move, as it was the only big player that was focusing only on its larger family members, so this is a late addition to a very attractive segment. According to Superbike Magazine, the 125cc four-stroke motorcycle is far from the official unveiling.

Aiming for the 16-year-old or beginner riders, the little ‘gixxer’ stays true to Suzuki’s design philosophy, and if you close your eyes to the thin 130-section rear tire, it could easily pass for a much bigger machine. Of course, the sound could also give it away, but with the appropriate aftermarket mufflers you can consider that problem solved as well.

As we said, the bike is expected to be officially revealed sometime next year, so there are no technical specs or performance details to provide you with. However, like its competition, you should expect around 15bhp, 125 kg on dry and non-adjustable suspension at both ends.

The chassis appears to be an extruded and cast aluminium beam frame, but this however is awaiting confirmation. The pegs are relatively low, while the pillion seat is quite decent-sized.

Moving on to the on-board, don’t expect much, but you can be sure that it will still have a conventional, half-analogue, half-digital display, with a large rev counter and smaller LCD speedo. The manufacturer will likely keep down the gixxer’s price if it wants to compete with the aforementioned bikes, so you could consider taking out around $4,500 to pay for it.
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