2020 Kawasaki Z125, Price, Specs, Features, Mileage, Top Speed, Images
Kawasaki Z125 is an entry-level naked streetfighter from the Japanese brand. It shares its major hardware components with its fully-faired sibling the Ninja 125 and also it is the smallest bike in the Z series of Kawasaki. Here are the complete details like the price, specs, features, mileage, top speed, and images of the Kawasaki Z125.
Kawasaki Z125 Colours And Images
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- Sharp & Stylish Design
- Compact and Lightweight Chassis
- Powerful Engine
- Fuel Injection
- Liquid Cooling
- 6 Speed Transmission
- Steel Tubular Frame
- Front & Rear Disc Brakes
- 37 MM Front Forks
- Alloy Wheels
- Tubeless Tyres
- Dual-Channel ABS
- All Digital Instrument Console
- LED Taillamps
- Uni Trak Rear Shock
- ERGO-FIT Interface
- Ergo- FIT Lower Seat
Pros & Cons
- Stylish Naked Design
- Powerful Engine
- Compact Chassis
- Nimble Handling
- Punchy Performance
- Six-Speed Gearbox
- Comfortable Riding Ergonomics
- Limited Availability
- No USD Front Forks
- No Slipper Clutch
- No LED Headlamps
- Narrow Rear Tyre
Specifications Of Kawasaki Z125
|Model Name||MY20 Kawasaki Z125|
|Colours||1. Pearl White|
2. Metallic Black
3. Candy Lime Green
Expected Ex-Showroom Price Mentioned. Actual Price may Differ.
Engine & Transmission
|Engine||1-Cylinder, Liquid-Cooled, 4-Stroke, DOHC|
|No. Of Cylinders||One|
|Bore x Stroke||58 x 47.2 mm|
|Fuel Supply||Fuel injection: Ø 28 mm x 1|
|Cooling Technology||Liquid Cooling|
|Starting System||Electric Starter|
|Lubrication||Wet Sump Forced Lubrication|
|Transmission||6-Speed Constant Mesh|
Performance & Mileage
|Maximum Power||15 PS at 10,000 RPM|
|Peak Torque||11.7 Nm at 7,700 RPM|
|Top Speed||120 KMPH|
|Mileage||46 KMPL Approx*|
Chassis & Suspension
|Chassis||Diamond Tubular, Steel|
|Front Suspension||37 mm Telescopic Forks|
|Rear Suspension||Uni-Trak Gas Charged|
|Front Wheel Travel||110 MM|
|Rear Wheel Travel||120 MM|
Brakes & Tyres
|Front Brakes||290 mm 2-Piston Caliper Disc|
|Rear Brakes||220 mm 2-Piston Caliper Disc|
|Tyre Type||Tubeless Tyres|
|Kerb Weight||146 KG|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||11 Litres|
|Oil Tank Capacity||Unknown|
|Ground Clearance||185 mm|
|Seat Height||815 mm|
|Overall Length||1,935 mm|
|Overall Width||740 mm|
|Overall Height||1,015 mm|
Battery & Lighting
|Battery Type||12 V Maintenance Free|
|Turn Indicators||Bulb Type|
|AHO (Auto Headlamps On)||NO|
Instrument Cluster Features
|Display Type||LCD Console|
|Fuel Gauge||YES, Digital|
|Low Fuel Warning||YES|
|Gear Position Indicator||YES|
|Gear Shift Light||YES|
|ABS Warning Light||YES|
Comfort & Convenience Features
|Type Of Seat||Split, Step-Up Seat|
|Engine kill Switch||YES|
Here are some of the similar bikes that compete with Z125 in this segment.
Overview of Kawasaki Z125
Design & Styling: Kawasaki Z125 borrows its design from its bigger sibling the Z650 & Z900. It looks identical to the other bikes from the Z series. It has an aggressive-looking headlamps design, but its not an LED Setup. The tank has sharp cuts and it has extended tank shrouds. The rear end looks sleek and the overall design of the bike is appealing. It is available in three colours to choose from.
Engine & Performance: Kawasaki Z125 is powered by a 125cc single-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine. The Z125 is capable of producing 15 PS of max power at 10,000 RPM and 11.7 Nm of peak torque at 7,7000 RPM. It has a smooth power delivery and the sixth gear helps it perform well in the top end of the rev band. The Kawasaki Z125 is capable of achieving a top speed of more than 115 KMPH.
Frame & Suspension: It uses a tubular diamond type steel frame. The suspension duties on the Kawasaki Z125 are taken care of by a 37 mm telescopic front forks and a uni-trak swing-arm linked mono-shock. The front wheel travel is 110 mm and the rear wheel travel is 120mm.
Brakes & Wheels: The braking duties on the Z125 are taken care of by a 290 mm two-piston callipers petal disc at the front end, while the rear end is equipped with a 220 mm two-piston callipers petal disc. It comes with dual-channel ABS that prevents wheel lock during aggressive braking situations. Z125 has 17-inch alloy wheels that feature tubeless tyres.
Dimensions & Features
Dimensions: The Kawasaki Z125 weighs around 146 KG in road-ready condition. It has an 11 litres fuel tank capacity. The Z125 has a seat height of 815 mm. It offers 185 mm of ground clearance. The wheelbase of the bike is 1330 mm, while the overall length of the bike is 1935 mm.
Lighting: Like its competitors Yamaha MT 125, it does feature a LED headlamps, Instead it comes with simple halogen type headlight. The taillamps are LED units, while the turn indicators are simple bulb type. It also lacks a LED DRL light.
Console: Kawasaki Z125 has a fully digital LCD instrument console. It has an orange backlit display, that shows a lot of important information. Instead of an analogue tachometer, it has a digital unit. along with the LCD console, it also has a gear position indicator and gear shift light. It shows two trip meters that can be toggled with buttons.
Misc Features: Like all the other bikes, Even the Kawasaki Z125 has an engine kill switch and an electric starter. The pillion seat on the Z125 is split step-up type which looks sporty and sleek. Although the pillion seat is narrow and compact, that is not much comfortable for longer rides.
- KTM Duke 125
- Yamaha MT 125
- Suzuki GSXS 125
- Honda CB 125R
- Aprilia Tuono 125
These are the main competitors of the Kawasaki Z125 in the market. All to these bikes are a1 licence compliant so the power is restricted to 15 PS. Out of these 5 bikes mentioned, KTM Duke 125, MT 125 & Tuono 125 has the best design in the segment.
KTM Duke 125 offers a great value for the price as it is equipped with latest features and premium quality hardware components. In the 125cc naked segment, the Yamaha MT 125 and Duke 125 are good products as they look great and offer premium equipment with almost the same price as the Z125.
Launch & Price In India
Kawasaki Z125 is not going to launch in India anytime soon. There are no plans for the launch of this bike in India as of now. Z125 could be a great product for the brand to compete against the Duke 125 in India, but it’s not happening anytime soon. The expected price of Z125 in India is around Rs 1.45 Lakhs INR, It falls in the same price segment as the Duke 125.
Verdict On Kawasaki Z125
Z125 is a good 125cc bike that gives you a big bike feel. It has a good design and styling but in terms of looks, its rivals the Duke 125 and MT 125 has an upper hand. One of the advantages of the Z125 is that it provides enough room for tall riders. The overall design is good and eye-catchy.
It produces the same amount of power as its competitors. As reported by some riders it has some vibration post 7,000 RPM. Kawasaki Z125 peak power comes at 10,500 RPM and it manages to pull top speed of more than 110 KMPH. It doesn’t get a slipper clutch or Ride by wire throttle, like the MT 125 and Duke 125.
Like the other 125cc bike instead of a USD front forks it has a telescopic unit. The brakes are good and effective and it also has ABS which is a good feature for newbie riders. It weighs 146 KG and has a seat height of 815 MM.
Overall Kawasaki Z125 is a good motorcycle but it misses out on goodies and equipment like the MT 125 and Duke 125. It does have good design, but the MT 125 and Duke 125 look better. It has very agile handling and a rev-happy nature. But the other bikes in this segment offer slightly more value for the money you pay.
It has a seat height of 815 mm.
Ergo-Fit is an Interface developed by Kawasaki that allows a wide range of riders to feel at one with their machine.
Z125 comes in 3 colours to choose from.
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