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Kawasaki D-Tracker 125 (2010-current)



Detail Value
New price £2,905
Used price range View Kawasaki D-TRACKER 125 bikes for sale to see current asking prices
Engine size 125 cc
Power 10 bhp
Top speed 62 mph
  MCN ratings Owners' ratings
Overall rating is 2 rating is 4
Engine rating is 2 rating is 4
Ride & Handling rating is 2 rating is 4
Equipment rating is 2 rating is 4
Quality & Reliability rating is 2 rating is 4
Value rating is 2 rating is 4

MCN overall verdict rating is 2

The supermoto version of a rubbish bike, the D-Tracker 125 is based on the titchy KLX125 trail-style learner machine. Not a great start in life – the D-Tracker’s supermoto-style road wheels and tyres are a minor improvement, but there’s nothing to recommend it unless you’re exceptionally short.

Engine

MCN rating rating is 2
Owners' rating rating is 4

Compared with its 125 peers, the D-Tracker is gutless, accelerating slowly and rarely breaching 60mph with average sized riders on board. It’s user friendly for an absolute novice, but within weeks you’ll soon tire of feeling vulnerable in 50mph or national speed limits – it needs more go, from both a fun and safety point of view. 

Ride and Handling

MCN rating rating is 2
Owners' rating rating is 4

The tiny wheels have relatively wide tyres, so it grips well, but like the KLX, the size compromises the ride. It wobbles at speed if you move around or steer, and the suspension is crude, which exacerbates things more than it would on conventional sized bikes. The brakes work well though – there’s enough grip to coax the little Kawasaki in to a stoppie, or just stop swiftly for right-thinking riders.

Equipment

MCN rating rating is 2
Owners' rating rating is 4

Very little – the rims are nicely made, but they’re comedy-small. There’s a nice digital dash, but that’s the extent of the luxuries. Compare and buy parts for the D-Tracker in the MCN Shop. 

Quality and Reliability

MCN rating rating is 2
Owners' rating rating is 4

It’s unlikely the softly-tuned engines will throw up any issues provided it’s cared for, but build quality is lacking – it’s like a Chinese bike in places. The steel chassis has only a thin veneer of paint – expect it to rust fast if you don’t look after it in winter.

Value

MCN rating rating is 2
Owners' rating rating is 4

It’s not particularly cheap, but it is nasty. There’s really nothing to justify the price, and no reason to buy it over any competitor unless you must have one, or are exceptionally small and need a bike of such ludicrously tiny proportions. Find a Kawasaki D-Tracker for sale.

Insurance

Insurance group: n/a

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Model History

New for 2010

Other Versions

Kawasaki KLX125: Same mechanicals, but with trail-style wheels and tyres.

Specifications

Top speed 62 mph
1/4-mile acceleration secs
Max power 10 bhp
Max torque 7.38 ft-lb
Weight 113 kg
Seat height 805 mm
Fuel capacity 7 litres
Average fuel consumption 75 mpg
Tank range 115 miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group of 17
Engine size 125 cc
Engine specification Air-cooled 2v OHC single. Five gears, wet clutch. Chain drive
Frame Steel perimeter
Front suspension adjustment none
Rear suspension adjustment none
Front brakes 240mm disc, twin-piston caliper
Rear brake 190mm disc, single-piston caliper
Front tyre size 100/80-14
Rear tyre size 120/80-14

Owners' Overall Rating rating is 4(1 review)

  • Great bike, very fun to ride

    Anonymous

    Average rating rating is 4

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    I was disgusted by the way MCN slagged this bike off. I strongly disagrre with what they said. Its great fun,its small and nimble and great in traffic and works well as a commuter bike. Ive had the bike 3 months and so far the bike has gave me no problems. I disagree with MCN saying its a slow bike, I know for a fact it can keep up with other 125cc's on the market such as the Sinnis aapche with ease, and with a top speed of 62, its hardly that far from its rivals. ITS A 125 cc ITS NOT GOING TO BE FAST. The engines got good mid range torque and pulls ok. The build quality is quite good across the bike. The only negatives with the bike are the exhaust manifold is coated steel, so has began to rust, and some of the spokes on the rear wheel have got signs of corrosion. The tool kit provided is pants aswell. I do agree with MCN saying it is quite expensive, however I managed to shop around and got brand new for £2200 which is more reasonable. The controls feel light and are easy to use, but the seat is a little uncomfortable on long rides. Its rugged enough aswell, being a young teenager its had some tough times with hard braking, attempts at wheelies, burnouts etc.. and it hasn't broken yet. Several of my friends also rode this bike and agreed with how fun and easy it is to ride. I think MCN should reconsider they're review on this bike.

    04 May 2013

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