Kawasaki finally offers two high spirited motorcycles after an absence of almost 25 years for the A1 license holders courtesy of the 2019 Ninja 125 and Z125
After a long wait, Kawasaki finally unveiled the entry-level Ninja 125 and its naked streetfighter Z125 variant at INTERMOT 2018. Kawasaki did announce that they will be launching an entry-level offering last year for the A1 license holders in Europe and after lot of teasers both the motorcycles finally debuted at the INTERMOT 2018.
As you already would have guessed by now that the Ninja 125 and the Z125 share the same chassis and engine options with each other. Both the motorcycles are powered by a single-cylinder water-cooled 125 cc engine which is capable of producing about 15 Bhp of peak power and 11.7 Nm of torque.
The engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. The Ninja 125 and the Z125 has a kerb weight of 148 and 146 kilograms respectively. Some other common traits of both these motorcycles include the trellis frame with box type swingarm and 17-inch alloy wheels with ABS as standard.
As far as their styling is concerned both the motorcycles get a high-quality fit and finish to them so that they do not look or appear like cheap replicas of the bigger Ninja or Z series motorcycles. The Kawasaki Ninja 125 which was showcased received a high-quality paint job with a green and black color scheme which has been inspired from the bigger WBSK superbike.
However, there are three other color options available as well with the motorcycle including Candy Plasma Blue/Metallic Flat Spark Black, Lime Green/Ebony/Metallic Graphite Gray and Metallic Flat Spark Black/Metallic Matte Fusion Silver. However, unlike it’s bigger Ninja siblings the Ninja 125 gets a single headlamp unit instead of twin headlamp units.
The fully faired motorcycle also offers an aggressive riding position and gets a saddle height of 785 mm. The Z125, on the other hand, receives a much comfortable and relaxed riding position along with wide flat handlebar. The Z125 also gets minimal bodywork to it which exposes the frame underneath the motorcycle.
Besides all that the Z125 also features LED headlamps, slightly wider tyres, and bigger fuel tank as well. The 2019 Kawasaki Z125 will be offered in Metallic Flat Spark Black/Pearl flat Stardust White, Candy Lime Green/Metallic Flat Spark Black or Candy Plasma Blue/Metallic Spark Black color options.
Unfortunately, Kawasaki has no plans of launching either of these motorcycles in India as of now but they will take on the rivals like KTM RC125 and Aprilia RSV4 125 and the Yamaha YZF R125 in the International market.