Kawasaki Z125 revealed

Kawasaki's new learner-legal naked bike snapped

HERE'S a 'spy shot' from Thai website Motorival.com which purports to show a new Kawasaki Z125. 

Small-capacity bikes revealed in Asia don't usually make it onto Visordown because they're often not UK bound - but there's a yawning gap in Kawasaki's range for a 125 roadster, so a learner-legal addition to the Z family looks like perfect sense. The only 125 in the line-up at the moment is the KLX125 trail bike. 

Currently the Z1000 and Z800 are available to riders with an unrestricted licence while A2 licence holders can choose from the Z300 or a restricted Z800 e. A 125 model for learners would make a Z for every licence category. 

It's not clear where the bike was photographed, and the pictures are too low-res to tell whether it actually says '125' on it. It does have a 'Z' though, along with a clear resemblance to the rest of the family, with upside-down forks and a stubby exhaust. 

Motorival tells us it will officially debut on October 25 in Bangkok. 

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