New Kawasaki scooters planned?

Firm trademarks J125 and J500

KAWASAKI has filed trademarks for a J125 and J500, suggesting new models could be on the way to join the J300 in the firm’s maxi scooter line-up.

Given that Kawasaki’s J300 is essentially just a rebranded Kymco Downtown 300i, there’s a good chance a J125 would be based on Kymco’s Downtown 125i.

Although a Downtown 500i doesn’t exist, an Xciting 500 Ri does. It’s not sold in the UK, but it has ABS brakes, a 38hp liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine, and could easily form the basis of a Kawasaki J500.

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