2008 Suzuki DR-Z 125

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2008 Suzuki DRZ 125

Model Overview:

2008 DRZ 125

Bodystyle Motocross
Warranty 6 months
Manufacturer Country Japan
Introduction Year N/A
Displacement (cc) 124
Engine Type Single-Cylinder
Nextstep Bg

2008 Suzuki DR-Z 125

Intro

For the 2008 model year of the Suzuki DR-Z off-road bike – designed specifically for unpaved roads – Japanese manufacturer Suzuki Motor Corp. provided three models: DR-Z 70, DR-Z 125 and DR-Z 125L. The manufacturer's suggested retail prices for the 2008 DR-Z are $1,499 for the DR-Z 70, $2,399 for the DR-Z 125, and $2,599 for the DR-Z 125L.

The 2008 Suzuki DR-Z is powered by a four-stroke, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine, with a 67-cubic centimeter (cc) displacement on the DR-Z 70 and 124 cc on the DR-Z 125 models. Two intake valves go on the engine's cylinder, and the entire unit is fueled by a carburetor. On the DR-Z 70, the engine is paired with a three-speed gearbox with a manual/automatic clutch. The DR-Z 125 models get a five-speed manual transmission instead. Peak fuel capacity is 0.8 gallons (3 liters) on the DR-Z 70, and 1.7 gallons (6.6 l) on the DR-Z 125 variants with a 0.4-gallon (1.7-l) reserve.

For braking, the DR-Z 70 and DR-Z 125 models of the 2008 Suzuki DR-Z use all-wheel drum brakes. However, the DR-Z 125L uses a disc brake at the front, thus enhancing its stopping power. The type and size of wheels vary from model to model. The DR-Z 70 uses 10-inch steel wheels. The DR-Z 125 rides on 17-inch front and 14-inch rear aluminum wheels. The DR-Z 125L also uses aluminum wheels, but they are 19 inches at the front and 16 inches at the back.

Built with a sturdy steel frame, the 2008 Suzuki DR-Z is available in Black or Champion Yellow color scheme, complete with a decal kit. In addition to being the smallest of the three variants, the DR-Z 70 is the lightest, with a dry weight of 116 lbs. (52.5 kilograms). The dry weight stats of the other models are 174 lbs. (79 kg) for the DR-Z 125 and 176 lbs. (80 kg) for the DR-Z 125L.

Like its immediate predecessors, the 2008 Suzuki DR-Z maintained the nameplate's reputation as an affordable and high-performing off-road bike. It is also a versatile brand, with the DR-Z 70 recommended for more casual riders and the DR-125 series more suitable for performance enthusiasts.

New For 2008
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2008 Suzuki DR-Z Specs

  • Model: Youth (2008 Suzuki DR-Z 70); off-road (2008 Suzuki DR-Z 125 and 2008 Suzuki DR-Z 125L)
  • Engine Type: 67cc (DR-Z 70) / 124cc (DR-Z 125 and DR-Z 125L) 4-stroke air-cooled single cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke (millimeters/inches): 48 / 1.89 x 37 / 1.46 (DR-Z 70); 57 / 2.25 x 48.8 / 1.92 (DR-Z 125 and DR-Z 125L)
  • Compression ratio: 9.5:1
  • Valve Train: single overhead camshaft, two valves per cylinder
  • Induction: Carburetor (DR-Z 70); 20-millimeter Mikuni carburetor (DR-Z 125 and DR-Z 125L)
  • Ignition: Electric / kick (DR-Z 70); electric (DR-Z 125 and DR-Z 125L)
  • Transmission: Three-speed manual / automatic clutch (DR-Z 70); five-speed manual (DR-Z 125 and DR-Z 125L)
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity (gallons/liters): 0.8 / 3 (DR-Z 70); 1.7 / 6.6 with 0.4 / 1.7 (DR-Z 125 and DR-Z 125L)
  • Estimated Fuel Economy (miles per gallon): N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Drum (DR-Z 70 and DR-Z 125); 8.7-inch / 220-millimeter disc (DR-Z 125L)
  • Brakes (Rear): Drum
  • Suspension (Front): Inverted (DR-Z 70) / telescopic (DR-Z 125 and DR-Z 125L) fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin-sided steel swing arm, with rear shock absorber
  • Wheelbase (inches/millimeters): 36.8 / 935 (DR-Z 70); 49 / 1245 (DR-Z 125); 50 / 1270 (DR-Z 125L)
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height (inches/millimeters): 22 / 560 (DR-Z 70); 30.5 / 775 (DR-Z 125); 32 / 805 (DR-Z 125L)
  • Curb Weight (lbs./kg): 116 / 52.5 (DR-Z 70); 174 / 79 (DR-Z 125); 176 / 80 (DR-Z 125L)
  • Tires (Front): 2.50 - 10 (DR-Z 70); 70/100 R17 (DR-Z 125); 70/100 R19 (DR-Z 125L)
  • Tires (Rear): 2.50 - 10 (DR-Z 70); 90/100 R14 (DR-Z 125); 90/100 R16 (DR-Z 125L)

Accessories

  • Expandable Rack Bag
  • Rear Rack
  • Trail tech vapor computer kit
  • Lightweight aluminum rim kit

Key Competitors For The 2008 Suzuki DR-Z

  • 2008 Yamaha YZ 125
  • 2008 KTM SX 125
  • 2008 Husqvarna CR 125
  • 2008 Yamaha TT-R 125LE

Available DR-Z Sub Models

2008 Suzuki DR-Z 70 Buyer's Guide 2008 Suzuki DR-Z 70
Bodystyle:
Youth
HP/Torque:
N/A / N/A
2008 Suzuki DR-Z 125L Buyer's Guide 2008 Suzuki DR-Z 125L
Bodystyle:
Off-Road
HP/Torque:
N/A / N/A
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