Kawasaki Z125, Kawasaki Z125 Pro – 2015 Tokyo Live
Ashwin Ram N P, Ashwin is a guy with a slightly unorthodox perception of everything. His struggle to choose a career path, between art and automotive engineering, has landed him in the field of auto journalism, where he has paved way for himself to practise both.
To compete with Honda Grom 125.
The all-new Kawasaki Z125 has been premiered to the world at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show, today. It is a global model that could be launched later this year as the first direct competitor to the Honda Grom 125. There are two variants – Z125 and Z125 Pro.
The baby Kwaker is a 101 kg street fighter that measures 1,700 in length, 750 mm in width and 1,005 mm in height, and has a fuel tank capacity of 7.4 litres. It is powered by a horizontally-oriented 125 cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine that produces 9.5 PS of maximum power at 8,000 rpm and 9.5 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm. The Z125 gets a 4-speed automatic transmission, while the Z125 Pro gets a 4-speed manual gearbox.
The Z125 features a narrow head lamp, a sizeable front fender, a high-mounted handlebar, a muscular fuel tank, expansive tank extensions, a sporty belly pan, a silver-coloured underbelly exhaust, an inverted telescopic fork upfront, an off-set monoshock suspension at the rear, a disc brake on either wheels, chunky tyres and a subtle tail piece.
Featuring an aggressive styling inline with the larger Z siblings,the Z125 gets an analog-digital instrument cluster that has an analog tachometer on the left and a digital speedometer on an LCD display. The TFT screen includes a fuel gauge, a gear indicator, an odometer, a trip meter and a clock. The Kawasaki Z125 will be offered in three colours – candy lime green, candy burnt orange and a silver shade.