The top speed of a 2010 Suzuki DR-Z125 is approximately 50 miles per hour, though the exact top speed varies based on the model year and the weight of the rider. The motorcycle features 12 horsepower at 9,500 rpm.
The Suzuki DR-Z125 and the Suzuki DR-Z125L, which was designed for larger riders, were introduced for the 2003 model year. Both models have a five-speed transmission and a 124 cc, four-stroke engine. A blue color scheme was added for the 2005 model, and a black color scheme was added in 2007. For the 2013 models, the DR-Z125 had a suggested retail price of $3,099, and the DR-Z125L had a suggested price of $3,199. Both models included a six month limited warranty.
The DR-Z125 has 17-inch rims on the front wheel and 14-inch rims on the rear wheel. The DR-Z125L has 19-inch front rims and 16-inch rear rims that provide improved suspension and handling. The seat height on the DR-Z125L is 1 1/2 inches higher than the DR-Z125 as of 2013. The DR-Z125 has front and rear drum brakes, while the DR-Z125L has front disc brakes and rear drum brakes. Yamaha, one of Suzuki's main competitors, has a motorcycle with a similar design, the TT-R125E.