Kawasaki’s Z125 is team green’s tiniest naked offering from its lineup. This fun little zippy bike still makes for an extremely capable daily commuter, especially in developing Asian countries where even small bikes are utilized as a means of daily transportation. Kawasaki has just revealed its new 2021 Z125 Pro made for the Japanese market that features new color options. Other than its new colors, no other notable updates are given to the Z125 Pro. Its design and other styling cues remain unchanged.
The Z125 Pro still features an aggressive front fascia, with fuel tank extensions, engine cowl, and an underbelly exhaust similar to its bigger naked sibling the Z650. Its powerplant carries with it a 125 cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke single-cylinder engine capable of churning out 9.4 hp at 7,500 RPM and 9.5 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 RPM. It is mated to a 4-speed manual transmission and tips the scales at only 101 kg.
Meanwhile, the Z125 Pro’s suspension setup comprises of 30 mm inverted forks for the front and a preload-adjustable mono-shock at the back to soak up all the bumps and road imperfections. A 200mm petal-type disc at the front together with a 184mm petal-type disc at the rear brings the bike to a stop. It rides on 12-inch wheels rolling on 100/90 front and 120/70 rear tires. Its new color options now make it come in Metallic Flat Spark Black, and Pearl Night Teal.
While Kawasaki initially intended to produce the Z125 initially made for groms trying to learn the clutch, its size did not limit its use for adults to swing their legs over Kawasaki’s littlest naked bike, and it has proven to be popular even here in the Philippines. We haven’t had official word yet from Kawasaki Philippines if the new color options similar to the Z125 Pro in Japan would be arriving in our shores in the near future. However, we’ll keep our fingers crossed as it wouldn’t be too far-fetched for them to include it to its local lineup.