Suzuki AN125HK Scooter Review

by Oguz Acar
(Istanbul/Turkey)

My Suzuki AN125HK is a versatile scooter. It has a top speed of 65 mph in real life. (according to manual, 50 mph). I am a 5'9" tall and 200 lbs in weight driver. It is very useful and maneouverable during jamming traffic. Cornering capacity is high enough.


Acceleration capability is good from 0 to 40 mph.
Underseat trunk is not suitable for helmets, so I use it for accessories of the scooter (like manuals, repair kit, reserve fuel for long range if needed, compressed air for tyre repair, etc.)

When I got 35 lts top-case, there was no problem with front tyre stability during riding. But, when I put a 50 lts top-case to increase trunk capacity, then during riding if I loose the steering fork, then it starts flutter! But, sure, I put at least 20 lbs weight to that top-case to carry.

It needs a wind-screen to reduce noise and fuel consumption and also protection from buck-hits during cruising.

I have rode around 11,000 miles on that motorbike. And, I will change it because of lack of reliability of the bike.

*I had plastic pipe failure when it has 4000 miles.

*I had experienced cut off instantly during riding, because of loose electrical connection going to spark plug! I was next to a gas station and I have pulled my bike to right, then I have walked to gas station with my bike. Then, mechanics fixed the problem.

*Its original head light (35 W) is very weak to drive safely at night. (when I have changed the bulb system with Xenon light, it was brilliant)

*I had experienced broken cooling fan during an intercity ride (80 miles away from home), and after that, my bike had an essential damage to its engine. (Cooling fan is made of plastics, and it works just next to exhaust system, due to heat exposure and plastic nature, it had cracked. If it was a metal one, then I hope that I would never have that kind of failure!)

*Brakes: Front brakes are effectively strong. But, rear brakes are not! You should keep a safe distance not to get involved in an accident during harsh braking. Also, there are no ABS and CBS functions.

PROS:

*Easy to handle, quick moving bike.

*Reasonable gas consumption (7 lts tank capacity including reserve), 55-60 mph driving (60 mpg), 40 mph driving (75 mpg). Range is between 110 miles to 140 miles.

*Good acceleration from 0 to 40 mph.

*Modest price.

CONS:

*Expensive spare parts.

*Ineffective brakes.

*Questioning reliability due to Made in China parts and workmanship. (failure of plastic pipe, loosen electrical connection, failure of cooling fan )

*Weak head lights.

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Feb 09, 2016
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Cheap parts and servicing NEW
by: Anonymous

For those sourcing for spare parts can try searching at taobao.

Jan 28, 2016
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Fuel cutting off NEW
by: Anonymous

I've had the same issue with my 2008 Suzuki An 125 HK. The fuel seems to cut off for a few seconds when coming to an fairly quick stop, particularly after going up or coming down hills. If I throttle for 2-3 seconds, everything is fine.

Dec 29, 2015
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Suzuki AN125 manual wanted NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi all,
I just bought a used Suzuki AN125 and I request some one to share a copy of the owners manual.
prasadkn@gmail.com

Sep 16, 2015
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Suzuki AN125HK 2008 model Iginition CDI box NEW
by: Anonymous

I own a Suzuki AN125HK 2008 model scooter in singapore. I have trouble with scooter, with suddenly cutting off like no fuel flow to engine. And will recover a few seconds later. Local repair guy told that it is due to faulty ignition CDI box.
but unable to find a spare CDI box in singapore to replace.
Any suggestions; possibility to ship from which source. thanks.

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