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2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro KRT
2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro KRT

2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro KRT
2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro KRT

2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro KRT
2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro KRT



2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro KRT Review

2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro KRT on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

THE Z125 PRO KRT EDITION OFFERS RIDERS A NEW, STYLISH AND FUN MOTORCYCLE...

Compact and lightweight, Kawasaki’s new Z125 PRO is the ideal way to have fun while navigating the urban
landscape. Don’t let its size fool you, the Z125 PRO is designed to provide a high level of riding performance on
par with its much larger Z siblings.

Representing Kawasaki in global racing activities, Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT) supports the world’s best racers on the world’s most advanced motorcycles. The KRT-inspired color and graphics package is offered on select Kawasaki production street models to empower everyday riders with Kawasaki’s long legacy of motorcycle racing at the world championship level. The Z125 PRO KRT Edition offers exclusive styling inspired by Kawasaki Racing Team’s WSBK racing involvement and features Lime Green/Ebony bodywork.

•Aggressive “Z” styling
•Fuel-injected 125cc engine and 4-speed manual transmission
•Lightweight and compact chassis with a low seat height for easy handling
•For more features, visit the Z125 PRO product page

The Kawasaki Z125 PRO blew the competition away when it was introduced in the spring of 2016. An exciting, nimble, easy to ride motorcycle with a huge emphasis on fun, the 2017 Z125 PRO returns with the mid-year introduction of the Kawasaki Z125 PRO KRT Edition-designed to further emphasize the thrill of riding.

The Kawasaki Z125 PRO has staked its claim in the marketplace, with its high revving 125cc engine, low seat height (30.7 inches), inverted fork suspension, high load capacity and stylish looks. Now, with the introduction of the Z125 PRO KRT Edition further establishes the motorcycle's prowess as an exhilarating, agile and stylish motorcycle.

The Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT) inspired color and graphics package is offered on select Kawasaki production street models to empower everyday riders with Kawasaki's long legacy of motorcycle road racing at the world championship level. KRT Editions offer an exclusive look inspired by the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) racing team and feature Lime Green/Ebony bodywork. Creating a pint-sized package of Kawasaki's bigger WorldSBK race bike, the Z125 PRO KRT Edition is here to conquer the streets.

The Z125 PRO KRT Edition is visually striking-a small motorcycle with plenty of capabilities, low price and great gas mileage. Ideal for someone looking for a real motorcycle, but without the high pressure and costs associated with a larger bike. Thanks to the performance-oriented suspension, easy maneuverability and high fun level, it's also a motorcycle you won't soon outgrow. The little brother in the Z model lineup, the Z125 PRO was built for the pureness of the riding experience.

The Kawasaki Z125 PRO Highlights:
" Compact size and light weight (224.8 lbs wet) makes for easy maneuverability
" Large two-gallon tank
" Low seat height (30.7 inches)
" Performance suspension suitable for comfortable and sporty riding
" Capable for two-up riding
" Long stroke engine, aids in high rpm riding

 

 



2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro KRT www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

KEY FEATURES

• DISTINCTIVE STYLING EMULATES THE AGGRESSIVE DESIGN OF ITS LARGER Z SIBLINGS.
• COMPACT CHASSIS COMBINES WITH SPORTY SUSPENSION AND TIRES FOR LIGHT, NIMBLE HANDLING
• QUICK-REVVING, FUEL-INJECTED ENGINE PROVIDES AMPLE PERFORMANCE FOR NEGOTIATING CITY TRAFFIC
• CONFIDENCE-INSPIRING LOW SEAT HEIGHT
• PETAL DISC BRAKES
• HIGH-TECH INSTRUMENTATION INCLUDES GEAR POSITION INDICATOR AND FUEL GAUGE

 

 

 

2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro KRT www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

ENGINE
Designed to have a sporty character, the quick-revving engine pulls smoothly from the bottom all the way to redline and provides superb passing performance for negotiating city traffic.
Simple and reliable air-cooled, SOHC, 2-valve Single is tuned for strong acceleration throughout the rev range.
Cam profiles and intake port design contribute to the smooth, quick-revving engine character.
Fuel injection ensures stable fuel delivery regardless of outside air temperature or atmospheric pressure. It also ensures reliable engine starting, whether the engine is hot or cold.
The airbox is positioned above and forward of the cylinder head, contributing to the sporty power feeling and helping to minimize intake noise.
24 mm throttle body adds to the quick-revving character with its long-nose type injector.
Stainless steel exhaust pipe offers excellent durability, while the under-engine muffler design contributes to a compact package as well as mass centralization for light handling and increased maneuverability.
Smart regulator with built-in microprocessor reviews the battery charging level and engine rpm, cutting the generating current when the battery is fully charged or during acceleration to minimize power loss. The system also helps to improve fuel efficiency.
4-Speed transmission with manual clutch
Link-type shift lever, similar to that found on larger-displacement models, reduces the input load required to shift gears for a light shift touch.

CHASSIS
The compact chassis combined with sporty suspension and tires provides light, nimble handling.
High-tensile steel backbone frame is robust and capable of handling two-up riding.
Offset laydown rear suspension enables a compact package while contributing to sporty handling. The shock's mounting angle is designed to provide superb shock action and excellent ride comfort.
The rear shock is a 4-way preload adjustable, allowing riders to set the preload for their weight and to adjust for carrying a passenger.
Highly rigid box-section swingarm enhances to the handling while providing the strength for carrying a passenger.
30mm inverted front fork with lightweight aluminum upper triple clamp offers excellent rigidity and low unsprung weight for sporty riding potential. The fork settings also contribute to the Z125 PRO's nimble handling.
Cast aluminium wheels reduce unsprung weight and are fitted with tubeless tires for great sporty street performance.
Tire sizes and tread pattern were selected to deliver sporty, nimble handling.
Rear rim is wide enough to accommodate a larger 130 mm rear tire.
Front and rear disc brakes provide sure stopping power to match the Z125 PRO's sporty handling. The petal discs are just like it's larger brothers in the Kawasaki line-up and add to the sporty looks.

Z STYLE
The Z125 PRO incorporates both the looks and quality of a much larger bike. Styling emulates the aggressive design of Kawasaki's Z model lineup, creating an eye-catching package that appears ready to launch into action even when sitting still.
Compact headlamp cowl is one of the key styling elements of the aggressive Z design.
Sporty, single headlamp design help provide a slim image. The multi-reflector headlamp throws a clear beam of light, facilitating night-time visibility.
Compact engine shrouds contribute to the bike's hourglass figure as well as its overall aggressive design.
The slim fuel tank is flared at the top edges and slants forward to add to the aggressive design.
Ignition switch is located at the front of the tank, adding to the bikes' sporty, image and a tidy cockpit design.
Sharp, supernaked-style under-cowl with an aggressive chiseled design adds to the sporty image.
Sporty front fender has integrated fork guards that protect the fork tubes from road debris.
Front and rear turn signals feature a sharp design and clear, transparent lenses, adding to the sporty image.
Stepped seat design provides to the sporty looks while accommodating both a rider and passenger.
Slim tail section is complemented by a sharp LED tail light, where the LED bulbs form a "Z" pattern.
Rear inner fender adds to the sharp design and helps to keep the under-tail and rear suspension clean.
Machined footpegs for the rider and passenger further contribute to the sporty image while offering direct feedback to the rider.
Stylish front sprocket cover adds to the sharp looks.


Instrument console combines a race analog-style tachometer with a multi-function LCD screen.
In addition to premium features like a gear position indicator and fuel gauge, there are the standard functions such as speedometer, clock, odometer and trip meter.

Convenient Features
Large-volume fuel tank and superb fuel efficiency enable a long riding range.
Locking fuel tank cap prevents tampering.
Low seat height makes it easy for riders to reach the ground with both feet - a very important feature for newer riders.
The Z125 PRO's light weight and compact chassis make it easy to handle, whether maneuvering in tight quarters or walking beside the bike.
Tight turning radius makes it easy to navigate urban traffic.


 



 

2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro KRT - www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $3199 USD

Power
Engine
4-stroke, 1 cylinder, SOHC, 2-valve, air-cooled
Displacement
125cc
Bore x Stroke
56.0 x 50.6mm
Compression ratio
9.8:1
Fuel System
DFI® with 24mm throttle bodies
Ignition
TCBI w/electronic advance
Transmission
4-speed, return shift
Final Drive
Sealed chain
Performance
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel
Telescopic fork/3.9 in
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel
Swingarm, single shock/4.1 in
Front Tire
100/90-12
Rear Tire
120/70-12
Front Brakes
Single 200mm petal style disc
Rear Brakes
Single 184mm petal-style disc
Details
Frame Type
Backbone
Rake/Trail
26.0°/2.7 in
Overall Length
66.9 in
Overall Width
29.5 in
Overall Height
39.6 in
Ground Clearance
6.1 in
Seat Height
31.7 in
Curb Weight
224.8 lb**
Fuel Capacity
2.0 gal
Wheelbase
46.3 in
Color Choices
Lime Green/Ebony (KRT)
Warranty
12 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)
12, 24, 36 or 48 months




 


 

2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro KRT - www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $3499 CDN

ENGINE
Displacement 125 cc
Type 4-stroke, Single
Bore and stroke 56 x 50.6 mm
Cooling Air
Compression ratio 9.8:1
Valve system SOHC, 2 Valves
Fuel system Fuel injection: 24mm x 1
Ignition Digital
Lubrication Forced lubrication (wet sump)
BRAKES
Front: type Single 200 mm petal disc
Front: calipers Single piston
Rear: type Single 184 mm petal disc
Rear: calipers Single-piston caliper
DIMENSIONS
Overall length 1,700 mm
Overall width 750mm
Overall height 1,005 mm
Wheelbase 1,175 mm
Ground clearance 155 mm
Seat height 805 mm
Curb mass** 102 kg
Fuel capacity 7.4 litres
DRIVETRAIN
Transmission 4-speed, return
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction ratio 3.409 (75/22)
Gear ratio: 1st 3.000 (36/12)
Gear ratio: 2nd 1.938 (31/16)
Gear ratio: 3rd 1.350 (27/20)
Gear ratio: 4th 1.087 (25/23)
Final reduction ratio 2.143 (30/14)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
FRAME
Type Backbone, high-tensile steel
Wheel travel: front 100 mm
Tire: front 100/90-12 49J
Wheel travel: rear 104 mm
Tire: rear 120/70-12 51L
Caster (rake) 26°
Trail 69 mm
Steering angle (left/right) 35° / 35°
PERFORMANCE
Maximum Power‡ 7.1 kW {7.9 PS} @ 8,000 rpm
Maximum Torque‡ 9.6 N.m {0.98 kgf.m} @ 6,000 rpm
SUSPENSION
Suspension, front 30 mm inverted fork
Suspension, rear Offset laydown single-shock with adjustable preload
DETAILS
Warranty 12 months warranty




 

2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro KRT - www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

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