2018 Suzuki DR-Z125L


Here comes the 2018 DR-Z1250L to make sure young and smaller stature riders can tackle the dirt. Larger 19-inch front and 16-inch rear tires, as well as a front disc brake, deliver big bike performance to a size appropriate motorcycle. Styled to mirror Suzuki’s Championship-winning RM-Z and RMX models, this DR-Z promotes a more race-oriented look while the sharp handling and strong low-to-mid end power provide the get-up-and-go that defines off-road bikes. The looks are a testament that you can’t judge a book by its cover because the DR-Z125L is an unassuming package packed with loads of fun.

Chassis Features

  • Lightweight, high rigidity steel pipe frame and rear beam-style swingarm are designed specifically to create a compact, fully-sized off road machine
  • Lightweight aluminum rims (19-inch front/16-inch rear) for reduced weight contributing to agile handling and improved suspension performance
  • The seat and bodywork design provides a seamless surface for easy maneuverability
  • Appropriate 32 inch seat height lets the bike fit a variety of riders
  • Strong braking performance provided by lightweight front disc and rear drum brakes
  • Telescopic front forks and link-type rear suspension provides long wheel travel and smooth, progressive action that creates an enjoyable, comfortable ride
  • The rear shock absorber spring preload is fully adjustable for a wide range of riding conditions and rider weight
  • A lightweight plastic skid plate helps protect the bottom of the engine
  • Bright Suzuki Factory Yellow bodywork with matching race-inspired graphics

Engine Features

  • Compact 124cc 4-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine provides strong low-to-mid range power delivery that can be easily handled
  • Precise digital CDI ignition system with an ignition-timing map tuned to optimize the engine’s power characteristics
  • MIKUNI VM20SS carburetor contributes to excellent throttle response
  • Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) - plated cylinder for durability, lightweight and superior heat transfer

Transmission Features

  • Five-speed transmission with link-type gearshift system for precise operation and positive feel
  • Easy pull, rack & pinion manual clutch lets the rider control take-offs and power delivery

General Information

Manufacturer Suzuki
Model Year 2018
Model DR-Z125L
Model Code DR-Z125LL8
Color Champion Yellow No. 2 / Solid Black



Front - Disc, single rotor

Rear - Drum


Front - 70/100-19 42M, tube type

Rear - 90/100-16 52M, tube type


Length Overall - 74.2 in. (1,885 mm)
Height Overall - 43.7 in. (1,110 mm)
Width Overall - 30.3 in. (770 mm)
Weight Curb - 196 lbs. (89 kg)
Wheelbase 50 in. (1,270 mm)
Seat Height 32 in. (805 mm)


Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Final Drive DID 428HG, 130 links


Engine 4-stroke, single cylinder, OHC
Displacement 124 cc
Bore x Stroke 2.24 x 1.92 in. (57 x 48.8 mm)
Compression Ratio 9.5 : 1
Carburetion MIKUNI VM20SS, single carburetor
Fuel Capacity 1.3 gal. (4.8 l)
Ignition Electronic Ignition (CDI)
Clutch Wet multi-plate
Cooling Air
Lubrication Wet sump


Starting Primary kick

Front - Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped

Rear - Link type, coil spring, oil damped


Warranty 6-month limited warranty