Suzuki GN125: history, specs, pictures

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Suzuki GN125
Manufacturer Suzuki
Also called GN 125
Production 1982 - 2017 (only exported to US 1982-1983)
Class Cruiser
Engine single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 57.0mm x 48.8mm
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Top speed 63 mph (101 km/h)
Horse Power 10.73 HP (8.0 KW) @ 9600RPM
Torque 6.12 ft/lbs (8.3 Nm) @ 8600RPM
Fuel system carburetor
Sparkplug NGK DR8ESL '91
NGK D8EA '82-83 , '92-97
Battery YUASA YB7-A '82-83 , '91 , '92-97
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet multi-disc, manual
Suspension Front: telescopic
Rear: twin shock, adjustable
Brakes Front: single disc
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 2.75-18
Rear Tire 3.50-16
Wheelbase 50.39 inches (1280 mm)
Dimensions L 76.57 inches (1945 mm)
W 32.09 inches (815 mm)
H 43.7 inches (1110 mm)
Seat height 30.55 inches (776 mm)
Weight 222.67 pounds (101.0 Kg) (dry), 105.0 kg (wet)
Fuel capacity 2.72 Gallon (10.30 Liters)
Fuel consumption 0.32 liters/100 km (312.5 km/l or 735.07 mpg)
Related Suzuki DR125
Competition Kawasaki BN125A
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The Suzuki GN125 was a single cylinder, four-stroke Cruiser motorcycle produced by Suzuki between 1982 and 2017. It could reach a top speed of 63 mph (101 km/h). Max torque was 6.12 ft/lbs (8.3 Nm) @ 8600 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 10.73 HP (8.0 KW) @ 9600 RPM. This bike shared many engine components with the Off-road oriented DR125.


The engine was a air cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. A 57.0mm bore x 48.8mm stroke result in a displacement of just 124.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a single overhead cams (SOHC).


The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet multi-disc, manual.


It came with a 2.75-18 front tire and a 3.50-16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic while the rear was equipped with a twin shock, adjustable. The GN125 was fitted with a 2.72 Gallon (10.30 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 222.67 pounds (101.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 50.39 inches (1280 mm) long.

1982 GN125Z

1982 Suzuki GN125Z

  • V.I.N. #: JS1NF41A C 100001
  • ENGINE TYPE: 124cc Four-stroke
  • MODEL TYPE: 053
  • COLOR: Black, Red
  • Gold tank and side covers stripes
  • Chrome fenders
  • Spoke wheels

1983 GN125D

1983 Suzuki GN125D

  • V.I.N.#: JS1NF41A D 100001
  • ENGINE TYPE: 124cc Four-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 053
  • COLOR: Blue, Red
  • Chrome shroud at top of rear shocks

1997 Suzuki GN 125

1997 Suzuki GN 125

The 1996 Suzuki GN 125 has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 124cc, single cylinder powerhouse paired to a five-speed manual transmission, and can produce a claimed 11 horsepower and 10 Nm of torque.

In addition, it comes standard with laced wheels, a dual seat with passenger grab rails, a telescopic front fork, dual shocks as a rear suspension, wide handlebars, a chromed headlinght, a chromed exhaust, and a brake disc in the front coupled to a drum brake in the rear.

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