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Suzuki RV 125 Van Van

The Suzuki RV125 Van Van is a motorcycle series manufactured by Suzuki in the 1970s and reintroduced again in 2003.

1972 - 1981

The Suzuki RV125 had an air-cooled, 123cc single cylinder, 2-stroke engine producing 9.8hp @ 6000rpm. The RV range also consisted of 50cc, 75cc and 90cc variants.

2003 onwards

 
2005 Suzuki RV125 VanVan

The new RV125 VanVan has a four stroke, air cooled, single cylinder, SOHC engine with 125cc displacement producing 12hp @ 9500rpm.

It has a six speed gearbox and chain drive, with a dry mass of 117Kg and a seat height of 770mm. The Suzuki RV125 is a classed as a dual purpose bike, capable of cruising around 60mph on the highway or riding on trails, sandy or rough ground, although it is not designed for mud.

The 2007 model now has fuel injection instead of the carburettor featured on earlier models

It is often referred to as a 'sandbike'

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS

Overall length: 2140mm (84.3in)

Overall width: 860mm (33.9in)

Overall height: 1120mm (44.1in)

Wheelbase: 1385mm (54.5in)

Seat height: 770mm (30.3in)

Dry Mass: 118kg (260.1lbs)

Fuel capacity: 6.5litres (1.4gallons)

ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS

Engine capacity: 125cc

Engine: Four stroke, air-cooled, OHC

Bore: 57mm x 48.8mm

Compression ratio: 9.2 : 1

Lubrication: Wet sump

Ignition: Electronic ignition (Transistorised)

Fuel system: Fuel injection

Starter: Electric

Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh

Drive: Chain

CHASSIS SPECIFICATION

Front suspension: Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped

Rear suspension: Swingarm type, coil spring, oil damped

Front brakes: Disc brake

Rear brakes: Drum brake

Front tyres: 130/80-18 M/C 66P tube type

Rear tyres: 180/80-14 M/C 78P tube type

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