Kawasaki has never been shy about shaking of the motorcycle industry.
They were some of the first engineers to pioneer the “sports bike” community, were some of the original engineers to strap larger and more powerful engines to lighter weight motorcycles, and were responsible for some of the biggest breakthroughs in motorcycle history – especially from a design and performance standpoint.
The brand-new Kawasaki Z125 is a completely new platform designed specifically to offer commuters the kind of power and performance that they need with amazing fuel efficiency, all in a compact “city friendly” form factor.
It is a giant slayer by all accounts!
Very much a “light bike”, and some would even call it a mini bike, the Kawasaki Z125 is designed to run on 12 inch wheels and has been specifically tuned for heavy commuting and busy city streets.
The suspension is nice and fluffy without feeling loose, something that you’d expect from race focused engineers at Kawasaki. On top of that it offers a line of improved safety features that keep the rider (and pedestrians) protected on the open road, including an exhaust port that talks in almost completely under the engine.
At the same time, this Kawasaki Z125 is a stylish bike – in neon green, as to be expected – that you are going to fall in love with from a purely aesthetics standpoint.
When it comes to performance, the Kawasaki Z125 definitely breaks out the big guns.
Designed with SOHC 125cc engines that are air cooled, it also offers a four speed transmission and only weighs about 223 pounds. Carrying around almost 2 gallons of fuel, it has exactly the kind of extended range you’d expect from a city commuter while at the same time allowing you to get out into the suburbs if you have to before fueling up again.
It isn’t at all unreasonable to expect to get close to 150 miles out of a full gas tank from the Kawasaki Z125.
At the end of the day, if you are looking for a lighter motorcycle that will allow you to get to and from work, or help you cruise around busy city streets efficiently – and stylishly – you’re going to want to climb on top of the all new Kawasaki Z125.
Posted: 09 April 2016