Suzuki T125-II comparison test (Tekniikan Maailma 15/1971,
Finland). Click to enlarge.
A year later from the road test, the Finnish magazine compared the Suzuki T125-II with the French Motobecane DC125. The Motobecane was equipped with (larger) Grimeca brakes than the Stinger and an excellent Ceriani front fork; a larger fuel tank than the Suzuki and its kick pedal wasn't in the way like on the Suzuki. Still, the Motobecane's brakes had too much bite and were considered just as dangerous.
An interesting thing about the comparison test was that the Finnish racer, Martti Pesonen, tested the both bikes on the Finnish track Keimola. His verdict was that the Motobecane had an excellent riding position and wasn't as noisy as the Suzuki. On the other hand, the Motobecane felt slower and had dangerous brakes. The handlebar of the Suzuki was too low and should be replaced with a higher one for a nicer riding position. The loud engine noise didn't bother Pesonen too much but he had wanted more efficient brakes to the bike, especially at front.
Mr. Pesonen noticed that Suzuki had used its experiences from the racing track when engineering its bikes. Although the T125 wasn't one of the most perfect bikes from Suzuki, there's actually nothing dangerously wrong with the bike. At least it's not dangerous, as the Motobecane is.