SUZUKI UX125 (2008 - 2010) Review

At a glance

Owners' reliability rating: 4 out of 5 (4/5)
Annual servicing cost: £50
Power: 13 bhp
Seat height: Medium (31.5 in / 800 mm)
Weight: Low (293 lbs / 133 kg)

Overall rating

Next up: Ride & brakes
3 out of 5 (3/5)

The Suzuki Sixteen 125 is aimed at trendy teens looking for stylish transport (hence the name – continental teenagers can ride one from age 16), but the UK scooter market is different – it fits with a more mature rider, especially given the sombre colours. It’s not exciting, but it does a job.

Ride quality & brakes

Next up: Engine
3 out of 5 (3/5)

The Suzuki Sixteen’s big wheels mean it’s more stable than small-wheel scooters, but the light weight and basic suspension still mean it wobbles at speed if you throw it around. Ride normally and its fine – the suspension deals with bumps but doesn’t wallow or crash around. The linked brakes stop the Sixteen briskly without being too powerful for novices.

Engine

Next up: Reliability
2 out of 5 (2/5)

You have to cut 125s some slack – they’re small engines restricted on power by law, but the Sixteen is frustratingly slow to gather speed. It’ll eventually get to the other side of 60mph, but it’s barely faster than a 50cc scoot off the mark. Held flat out (and we mean, constantly flat out) our test bike gave an impressive 66.5mpg as part of a fuel consumption investigation – normal riding should yield anywhere up to 100mpg. 

Reliability & build quality

Next up: Value
3 out of 5 (3/5)

Suzuki’s build quality has improved since the firm gained a reputation for bikes that looked shabby quickly – but neglecting a Sixteen and you’ll still end up with a tatty corroded scooter. It won’t fall apart and the mechanicals are unlikely to break down, but washing and caring for it will pay dividends.

Value vs rivals

Next up: Equipment
3 out of 5 (3/5)

The Sixteen is a great first scooter for the inexperienced, but the commuter 125 market is crowded and there’s a lot of bikes that cost less, or have better specification. You need to weigh up what’s more important – if you pick the Suzuki, it’ll do everything you ask. Find a Suzuki UX125 for sale.

Equipment

4 out of 5 (4/5)

The Sixteen has an underseat storage compartment big enough for an open face helmet, but it won’t quite take a full face. The left hand brake lever activates both front and rear brakes to make coming to a controlled stop easier for novices, and the simple dash has a fuel gauge and a clock – simple touches of practicality that make a difference. The mirrors work, and the riding position is roomy enough for tall riders, but the seat is reasonably low. Compare and buy scooter parts and clothing in the MCN Shop.

Specs

Engine size 124cc
Engine type Two-valve, liquid-cooled single cylinder. CVT transmission.
Frame type Tubular steel cradle
Fuel capacity 8.5 litres
Seat height 800mm
Bike weight 133kg
Front suspension None
Rear suspension Preload
Front brake Disc, sliding two-piston caliper
Rear brake Disc, single-piston calliper.
Front tyre size 100/80-16
Rear tyre size 120/80-16

Mpg, costs & insurance

Average fuel consumption 66.5 mpg
Annual road tax £20
Annual service cost £50
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Warranty term Two year unlimited mileage

Top speed & performance

Max power 13 bhp
Max torque 8.5 ft-lb
Top speed 63 mph
1/4 mile acceleration -
Tank range 123 miles

Model history & versions

Model history

2008 – Introduced, unchanged since.

Other versions

None.

Owners' reviews for the SUZUKI UX125 (2008 - 2010)

1 owner has reviewed their SUZUKI UX125 (2008 - 2010) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.

Review your SUZUKI UX125 (2008 - 2010)

Summary of owners' reviews

Overall rating: 4 out of 5 (4/5)
Ride quality & brakes: 4 out of 5 (4/5)
Engine: 4 out of 5 (4/5)
Reliability & build quality: 4 out of 5 (4/5)
Value vs rivals: 4 out of 5 (4/5)
Equipment: 4 out of 5 (4/5)
Annual servicing cost: £50
4 out of 5 Suzuki ux 125 review
05 August 2016 by Paulo

Year: 2010

Annual servicing cost: £50

Yes a good solid scooter

Ride quality & brakes 4 out of 5

65km /hour comfortable

Engine 4 out of 5

Engine delivers adequate power and torque

Reliability & build quality 4 out of 5

Reliability excellent

Value vs rivals 4 out of 5

Very economical

Equipment 4 out of 5

The lights are excellent

Buying experience: Privately

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