Spyshots of what appears to be a freestyle Kawasaki Z125 has emerged online ahead of its imminent launch. The compact motorcycle will take on the Honda Grom 125 cc and is reported to be unveiled on October 25.
The playful lightweight motorcycle gets its design inspiration from several existing Kawasaki motorcycles. While the Honda Grom settles for curvy elements, the Z125 is composed of sharp features such as a minimally faired headlamp, a prominent badge-carrying fuel tank extensions, sporty fuel tank with pronounced knee recesses, an underbelly exhaust, single-piece seat and a neat tailpiece.
The bike comes equipped with inverted telescopic fork upfront and monoshock at the rear. The wheels are retarded by a petal disc each.
The Kawasaki Z125 targets both young people who have just stepped into the world of riding and experienced riders who are looking for a lightweight motorcycle to hone their free style riding skills. The technical details are not out yet but expect the 125 cc engine to be a single-cylinder air-cooled engine unit which benefits from fuel injection. Likely to be mated to a 5-speed transmission, the Z125 is estimated to have around 10 PS of power in store.
Given that Kawasaki has positioned itself as a premium bike maker in India, it is not likely to launch the smaller and modestly powered Z125 here.
Honda Grom 125 – Photos
Via – Motorival.com