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Kawasaki Z125 And Ninja 125 Set For Intermot Showcase

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  • September 12, 2018
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Both, the street naked and the full-faired version take design inspiration from their larger siblings

Kawasaki Z125 And Ninja 125

At the 2017 EICMA, Kawasaki announced two small displacement motorcycles for the European market, which were reported to be unveiled and probably launched at the upcoming EICMA Motor show on 6 November 2018. However, recent reports suggest that Kawasaki will be showcasing the two 125cc motorcycles at the Intermot motorcycle show in Cologne, Germany next month.

As far as styling goes, the Z125 and the Ninja 125 borrow design cues from their larger 250cc single-cylinder engine-powered siblings - the Z250SL and the Ninja 250SL. We particularly like the trellis frame finished in Kawasaki green, which is unmistakably Kawasaki and undoubtedly a design highlight on the street naked.

Z125

According to reports, both bikes are powered by the same 125cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, fuel-injected motor, which going by the engine capacity, should come mated to 5-speed gearboxes. The motor manages to pump out 14.9PS of peak power. However, Kawasaki has pointed out that this number will change, albeit not by a big margin. The same will be disclosed during the official launch. The Japanese bikemaker also claims that the motor is tuned to provide optimum performance in mid- to high-range of the rev band.

Ninja 125



While more info on the specs and underpinnings are expected to be announced at Intermot, reports online state that the seat height of the Ninja 125 stands at 785mm, whereas the Z125 seats the rider a bit higher, at 815mm. The 17-inch alloys are shod with 100/80 section front tyre, while the rear gets a 130/70 section tyre. Going by the images, we can also confirm that the two motorcycles will get a traditional telescopic front fork setup, while the rear houses a monoshock, which is likely to get preload adjustability.

Kawasaki Ninja 125



All said, the Z125 and the Ninja 125, won’t be coming to India as they are designed for the European market, and will particularly cater to A1 license category riders. That said, we can expect to see bigger versions of the two making it to India as Kawasaki has hinted at setting up a manufacturing facility in the country.

Source: Motorcycle.com

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