The Kawasaki Z125
Kawasaki is said to be developing a new streetfighter motorcycle, the Z125, which will be unveiled ahead of the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. While we are yet to hear any specific details about this upcoming motorcycle, spy shots of this entry level Z series product are already doing the rounds of the internet, revealing some of the features that the Z125 will borrow from other Z-family motorcycles. The headlamps, for example, seem to have been inspired from the Z250SL while the under-belly exhaust has been borrowed from the Er-6n. The tank and the tank shrouds appear to be a slightly re-tweaked version of the units on the litre-class roadster, the Z1000. Once launched, the naked Z125 will lock horns against the Honda Grom also known as the Honda MSX125.
Image of Kawasaki Z250SL for representation purpose only
The Z125 is expected to draw power from a 125cc, single cylinder, air-cooled, fuel injected engine capable of churning out 10PS of power. The engine will come mated to a five speed gearbox. It will also have an inverted telescopic fork up front and a monoshock unit at the rear. A minimum of two colors, green and grey, are expected to be available at the launch. Sources also reveal that the Z125 will come equipped with alloy wheels and petal discs brakes at both ends. The extended seat is said to be capable of carrying two people with ease but it looks quite deceiving and we would hold our thoughts till we see the motorcycle in the flesh. The Z125 is targeted towards the younger audience base and should be an ideal entry-level option for beginner riders.
The world launch is expected to happen ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show on 25th October. The possibility of Kawasaki launching this entry level Z-series motorcycle in India is quite low as the Z125 falls in the premium entry level motorcycle segment and is not likely to find many buyers in the cost-conscious Indian market.
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