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Intermot: Kawasaki unveil 2019 Z125

Published: 02 October 2018

Kawasaki have released details of the 2019 Z125 which will use a brand-new 14.75bhp liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine.

The Zed is released alongside a faired Ninja 125 and the pair represent a return to the A1 licence class for Kawasaki after a 25-year absence, after an 'extensive' market research program by the firm's R&D team revealed a hunger for bikes in this segment.

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Marking the start of a claimed stronger focus on the European market, Kawasaki promise a mixture of midrange and top end from the new four-stroke engine, and with close to 15bhp on offer, it’s certainly one of the more attractive A1 propositions.

Both bikes also feature a trellis frame, although it is more obvious on the naked Z125 than its faired Ninja counterpart. The design of both bikes apes that of larger capacity machines, meaning street-cred a plenty for new owners.

Kawasaki Z125 bike facts

  • Engine: 125cc single
  • Performance: 14.75bhp / 8.6ftlb
  • Weight: 146kg (kerb)
  • Seat height: 815mm
  • Price: TBC

You can see this bike debut in the UK at Motorcycle Live from 17-25 November at The NEC.

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