Suzuki RV125: history, specs, pictures

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Suzuki RV125
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Manufacturer Suzuki
Also called RV125 Vanvan, RV 125 Vanvan, RV125 VanVan, RV 125 VanVan, RV 125
Production 1973 - 1977
Class Trail
Engine single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 57.0mm x 48.8mm
Top speed 62 mph (100 km/h)
Horse Power 11.4 HP (8.5 KW) @ 9500RPM
Torque 9.81 ft/lbs (13.3 Nm) @ 7700RPM
Fuel system carburetor. mikuni bs26
Ignition type electronic ignition (transistorized)
Sparkplug NGK B7HS '73-74 , '75-77
Battery YUASA 6N4-2A '73-74 , '75-77
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet multi-plate type
Suspension Front: telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear: swingarm type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front: single disc
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 130/80-18 m/c 66p
Rear Tire 180/80-14 m/c 78p
Wheelbase 54.53 inches (1385 mm)
Dimensions L 84.25 inches (2140 mm)
W 33.86 inches (860 mm)
H 44.09 inches (1120 mm)
Seat height 30.31 inches (770 mm)
Weight 257.94 pounds (117.0 Kg) (dry), 110.0 kg (wet)
Fuel capacity 1.98 Gallon (7.50 Liters)
Fuel consumption 3.00 liters/100 km (33.3 km/l or 78.41 mpg)
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The Suzuki RV125 VanVan was a single cylinder, four-stroke Trail motorcycle produced by Suzuki between 1976 and 2005. It could reach a top speed of 62 mph (100 km/h). Max torque was 9.81 ft/lbs (13.3 Nm) @ 7700 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 11.4 HP (8.5 KW) @ 9500 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. A 57.0mm bore x 48.8mm stroke result in a displacement of just 125.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead cams (ohc).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet multi-plate type.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 130/80-18 m/c 66p front tire and a 180/80-14 m/c 78p 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, coil spring, oil damped while the rear was equipped with a swingarm type, coil spring, oil damped. The RV125 VanVan was fitted with a 1.98 Gallon (7.50 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 257.94 pounds (117.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 54.53 inches (1385 mm) long.


1973 RV125K[edit]


  • FRAME #: RV125-10001
  • ENGINE #: RV125-10001
  • ENGINE TYPE: ... 123cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: ... 273
  • COLOR: Pine Green
  • White and black stripes on front and rear fenders
  • Black battery cover
  • Headlight mounts primary color
  • 5-Speed transmission

1974 RV125L[edit]

1974 Suzuki RV125L


  • FRAME #: RV125-23435
  • ENGINE #: .... RV125-23449
  • ENGINE TYPE: . . 123cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: . . 273
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • Black stripe down center of fenders
  • Chrome headlight mounts
  • Battery cover primary color
  • 5-Speed transmission

1975 RV125M[edit]

  • FRAME #: RV125-34030
  • ENGINE #: RV125-34044
  • ENGINE TYPE: 123cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 273
  • COLOR: Laredo Red
  • Silver fenders
  • Silver headlight mounts
  • 4-speed, dual range transmission

1977 RV125B[edit]

1977 Suzuki RV125B


  • FRAME #: RV125-46525
  • ENGINE #: RV125-46538
  • ENGINE TYPE: ... 123cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: ... 273
  • COLOR: Blue
  • White fenders
  • Black headlight mounts
  • 4 speed, dual range transmission


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