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Kawasaki reveal 2019 Ninja and Z125 models

Full details will be revealed at Intermot next month

KAWASAKI has revealed its two new learner legal motorcycles for 2019, almost a year after announcing the models at EICMA 2017.

The Japanese manufacturer is joining its counterparts in providing two sporty 125s with looks heavily inspired by its larger ‘Sugomi’-styled performance models. The Ninja 125 or Z125 share a single-cylinder, water-cooled engine making 14.8hp, with a typical Kawasaki high revving top end. These units are housed in a sleek tubular trellis frame, similar to that of the supercharged H2.

While the Z125 boasts the aggressive naked looks for which the Z brand is known, the Ninja boasts a sleek silhouette and graphics inspired by Jonathan Rea’s three-time WorldSBK winning Ninja ZX-10RR. According to research conducted by Kawasaki, design and styling were the top priority with potential owners, and so these two stylish sportsbikes are likely to go down a treat.

Both boast a larger road presence that your typical 125, but combine that with low, accessible seat heights – the Z is at 815mm, while the Ninja’s seat sits at 785 mm.

They will present a worthy competition to Suzuki’s GSX-R125 and GSX-S125 models and Honda’s CBR125R and CB125R models, not to mention the countless Chinese copies.

Kawasaki will release full information at Germany’s Intermot Show in Cologne on October 2nd.


I personally love the Kawasaki Ninja 125 as it looks much better than the Z125. Also, the new paint scheme of Ninja 125 looks attractive. It looks better in those bright neo green type color. Also, the seat height of Ninja 125 is very accessible for short riders. The new alloy wheels design looks cool and unique. but overall when it comes to design then R125 takes the lead in this segment as the new R125 looks really premium and sleek. They could have changed the Ninja 125 headlamps design as the current headlamps setup looks slightly outdated and doesn't go we will with the design. The Ninja 125 should have a more sleek and aggressive-looking front end like the R125. The rear end looks sleek and the narrow pillion seat gives it an amazing sporty vibe. Just the headlamps on the Ninja 125 should be replaced with a an aggressive and sleek LED setup

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