Motorcycle Types Sport MotoGP's Iannone & Rins Pilot Suzuki GSX-R125 at Silverstone | Video

MotoGP’s Iannone & Rins Pilot Suzuki GSX-R125 at Silverstone | Video

Suzuki GSX-R125 Takes on Silverstone

Since its introduction as a 750 model in 1986, the Suzuki GSX-R has defined what a sportbike truly is—lightweight, nimble handling, and high horsepower.

Over the past 31 years, more than a million GSX-Rs were sold worldwide. In the states we get the GSX-R1000R, GSX-R1000, the GSX-R750, GSX-R600 and, though a Katana, the GSX250R.

Alex Rins and Andrea Iannone on Suzuki GSX-R125 at Silverstone MotoGP
Alex Rins and Andrea Iannone on Suzuki GSX-R125 at Silverstone MotoGP

One bike we don’t get, though, is the GSX-R125—one of the coolest eighth-liter sportbikes in existence.

Speaking of the 125, Suzuki says “the machine promises the best power-to-weight ratio and acceleration performance in the 125cc Sportsbike class and has been produced with the same dedication as the rest of the GSX-R range.”

Regardless, if we don’t get one anytime soon, it’s still cool. The boys at Team Suzuki Ecstar apparently think the same.

Following 2017 Silverstone MotoGP, factory Suzuki GSX-RR pilots Andrea Iannone and Alex Rins took a few laps around Silverstone aboard the all-new GSX-R125. This is the same circuit where in 2016 then-Suzuki pilot Maverick Vinales awarded Suzuki its first win since 2007 (Le Mans, Loris Capirossi, GSV-R).

Check out the video below of Rins and Iannone’s experience.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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