Kawasaki Is Again Offering Light Motorcycles

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Kawasaki Is Again Offering Light Motorcycles
Kawasaki Is Again Offering Light Motorcycles

Kawasaki is rediscovering light motorcycles as a sales market in Germany. The Japanese motorcycle manufacturer will present two models with 125 ccm at the Intermot in Cologne.

The two new light motorcycles are, on the one hand, the sporty Ninja 125 and, on the other hand, a naked bike with the designation Z125. Both motorcycles have a water-cooled single-cylinder engine with 15 hp each and a steel space frame.


The two machines are particularly aimed at young motorcycle beginners who do not want to ride a scooter. That is why the seat heights on both bikes have been kept extremely low: they are 78.5 centimeters for the Ninja 125 and 81.5 centimeters for the Z125.

Ninja 125 was based on the ZX-10RR

The Ninja 125 is optically based on the Ninja ZX-10RR, with which Kawasaki has won the Superbike World Championship three times, while the Z125 follows the line of the successful Z models.

With the presentation of the two new entry-level models, Kawasaki has ended its previous strategy of not offering light-weight motorcycles in already developed markets. With this business policy, Kawasaki has foregone further sales potential. The last 125cc of the Japanese brand was the KLX, which was available as an enduro and also as a supermoto. The three other Japanese brands Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha, on the other hand, have been offering 125cc machines for many years. (SP-X)