Kawasaki reveal 2019 Ninja and Z125 models

Full details will be revealed at Intermot next month

Kawasaki reveal 2019 Ninja and Z125 models

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.

Kawasaki Ninja 125

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.