Suzuki GN125 Review from Republic of Ireland

1994 Suzuki GN125

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 5 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired800 miles
Most recent distance1063 miles
Previous motorcycleAprilia RS50

Summary:

A dream come true

Faults:

Front brakes are slippy.

Pressure builds up in the petrol if not used for a while, which leads to back firing.

Right wing mirror keeps loosening.

General Comments:

To be honest it's an amazing bike.

The insurance is cheap, which is great for young riders.

The bike runs on fumes nearly, full tank and you're sorted for a few weeks.

The handling is something else, you feel comfortable taking corners and while in traffic.

Me personally I'm not the most confident rider in traffic, and on this bike I feel like it's all OK.

My last bike was the Aprilia RS 50, and it was great when it was running, but when it comes to handling, it was terrible. Then I rode the GN125 and it's like a weight has been lifted.

I live in the middle of nowhere, so it's nice to have all the little country roads to cruise around on. The main roads are great too, but it's not a very fast bike, pushing it you might do 75 mph, but at that speed you're going to feel the bike straining.

Great bike in all, and without a doubt, one to look out for if it's your first bike...

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd September, 2005

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review