Suzuki RV125: history, specs, pictures

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Suzuki RV125
Manufacturer
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)
Horsepower 11.4 HP (8.5 KW) @ 9500RPM
Torque 9.81 ft/lbs (13.3 Nm) @ 7700RPM
Fuel System carburetor. mikuni bs26
Ignition electronic ignition (transistorized)
Spark Plug 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
Final Drive Chain: 428 `73-74[1]
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)
Length 84.25 inches (2140 mm)
Width 33.86 inches (860 mm)
Height 44.09 inches (1120 mm)
Seat Height 30.31 inches (770 mm)
Weight 257.94 pounds (117.0 Kg) (dry), 110.0 kg (wet)
Recommended Oil Suzuki ECSTAR 10w40
Fuel Capacity 1.98 Gallon (7.50 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 3.00 liters/100 km (33.3 km/l or 78.41 mpg)
Related Suzuki RV90
Competition Honda CT110
Manuals Service Manual


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]

  • 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


In Media[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019.