Written on: 07/04/2005 by danrogy (6 reviews written)
Cute, tiny REAL motorcycle. The ultimate chicken beginner bike.
Hopelessly gutless. Too light.
I got my Suzuki GN 125 in October 2000. I rode it for three weeks, then moved away for four years. I've been driving it regularly for about 15 months now and I LOVE THIS LITTLE BIKE! Everybody said "get a bigger bike, one that'll go on the freeway. You'll grow out of a small bike in a month". The problem with that theory was that I was too afraid to go 60+ MPH on a motorcycle. I was also afraid of falling over while parking. So I found the secondhand GN125 at a dealer for 900 bucks! It had tons of miles on it, and had been dropped with minor cosmetic damage. The bike didn't start immediately twice, the first time was when it had been sitting for four years and two: when I flooded it on a cold morning. This bike is comfortable, adorable and respectable enough to get fellow motorcyclists to give you a nod of approval. Besides it's unintimidating size it's got a a gear indicator, neutral light, electric start and a four-stroke engine. These things, in addition to it's BULLETPROOF reliability, 72 mpg and super-low price make for the perfect entry into the world of motorcycling. Only now am I getting ready to sell this bike, only because I can't take it on the Pacific Coast Highway, less than a mile from my house. Somebody here said they went 70+MPH on one of these. I don't think that's mechanically possible for a 125 cc streetbike. I can't get faster than 56 MPH on a flat surface