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Digital Subscriptions > Fast Bikes > Issue 332 > 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 sports bike, but does it meet the cut?


With bike sales on the up throughout the last few years and with small capacity machines bringing the main brunt of those registrations, it’s no surprise that Suzuki has focused its efforts on producing a credible 125cc sportsbike to slot into its ever expanding range. The new from ground-up GSX-R125 is said to not just mimic the brand’s flagship GSX-R1000 in the looks department, but also in its build philosophy too. And judging by my experience of it around Silverstone’s Stowe circuit, it’s fair to say they’ve delivered on their word.

There’s only so much you can expect irum a 125cc in today’s age. I know it’s no Cagiva Mito, that can crack a tonne in seventh gear, but sitting through the presentation you really do get a feeling that Suzuki has ploughed a load of thought into making the GSX-R a class winner. For starters, the mam bragging point has to be its power; thanks to its DOHC engine that’s been combined with a 32mm big bore throttle body and a bigger, optimised bore x stroke ratio, the claimed 14bhp on tap means the Gixer’s motor makes it the most powerful I25cc sportsbike on the market, gifting the Suzuki a pretty immense measure of class leading acceleration. And i the optimisation doesn’t stop there, with the twin-spar aluminium frame shaving a mahusive 3kg over its predecessor

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