Kawasaki Ninja 125 & Z125

O‘ Spe­cial K’ re­turns to learner class with cool 125s

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2019’s look­ing like a great year for 125 lovers and af­ter a lengthy ab­sence Kawasaki are among those of­fer­ing some se­ri­ous street ku­dos.

This new duo share the same en­gine and chas­sis, but present the pack­age in very dif­fer­ent ways. The mo­tor’s a new, liq­uid-cooled, sin­gle pro­duc­ing close to 15bhp and is cra­dled in a tubu­lar steel trel­lis frame that apes bikes like the big­ger Ninja 400 and Z650.

That sense of big-bike class is car­ried through the pro­por­tions of each bike with a vis­ual bal­ance that could fool you into ex­pect­ing more ca­pac­ity within. Pain­tjobs and fin­ishes fur­ther re­in­force their classi­ness, tak­ing both a long way from flat mono­tone te­dium. Rock up at the pub or café on ei­ther of these, and you can pretty sure there’ll be no snig­ger­ing to be heard.

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