The Suzuki GSX-R125 was updated last year and has finally been released in its home country, Japan, after being updated in Europe last year.
GSX-R125 continues to get the same styling as its larger sibling, except for a slight change to the under-cowl (to improve heat management). GSX-S125, on the other hand, has a hunched-up, aggressive front end that’s a bit similar to Kawasaki’s Z series. The bikes come with LED headlights, LED tail lights, and a digital instrument console that includes a speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip meter, fuel gauge, timer, gear position indicator, as well as information to indicate when oil needs to be changed and when oil service is due.
The engines on both bikes are 124cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder units that produce 15PS and 11Nm. With its similarly specced motor, the India-spec KTM RC 125 delivers 14.5PS and 12Nm. Although the GSX-R125 is 23kg lighter than the baby RC, it tips the scales at 137kg.
As a result of its 135kg kerb weight, the GSX-S125 is 24kg lighter than the KTM 125 Duke. It is equipped with telescopic forks and mono shocks, as well as disc brakes on both ends. Dual-channel ABS is also included.
However, the bikes aren’t cheap. The GSX-R125 costs 4,53,200 Yen (approximately Rs 2.71 lakh), while the GSX-S125 costs 4,20,200 Yen (approximately Rs 2.51 lakh). There is a huge price difference between the Gixxer SF 250 sold in India and this. Price-conscious markets like India may not be able to afford these products due to their high price tag.
If you are looking for a supersport that is entry-level, you might want to consider the KTM RC 125 or the Yamaha R15 V4. It is the simplified versions of both of these bikes that are most suitable for entry-level streetfighters, the KTM 125 Duke and the Yamaha MT-15 Version 2.0, that are available.