2018 Kawasaki Z125 Pro KRT Review

2018 Kawasaki Z125 Pro KRT
2018 Kawasaki Z125 Pro KRT

2018 Kawasaki Z125 Pro KRT

2018 Kawasaki Z125 Pro KRT

2018 Kawasaki Z125 Pro KRT

 

Kawasaki Racing Team Edition.

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 offered on select Kawasaki production street models empowers everyday riders with Kawasaki’s long legacy of motorcycle racing at the world championship level. Stand out on the starting line with the Z125 PRO KRT Edition, featuring Lime Green/Ebony bodywork and exclusive styling inspired by Kawasaki’s racing team’s World Superbike involvement.

 

 

 

2018 Kawasaki Z125 Pro KRT Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Color:

NEW The 2018 Z125 PRO will be available in three colors:

  •       Metallic Courage Gray
  •       “Special Edition” Candy Plasma Blue/Metallic Spark Black
  •       KRT Edition Lime Green/Ebony
  •                   Large 2-gallon tank
  •                   Low seat height (31.7 inches)
  •                   Performance suspension suitable for comfortable and sporty riding
  •                   Capable of two-up riding
  •                   Compact size and light weight (224.8 lbs wet) makes for easy maneuverability

 

2018 Kawasaki Z125 Pro KRT Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

ENGINE

The Z125 PRO’s single-cylinder, 4-stroke SOHC engine displaces 125cc thanks to its oversquare 56.0 x 50.6mm bore and stroke. The 125cc engine is tuned for street riding with an exciting and sporty, yet easy to ride power delivery. Unlike most small-displacement engines the engine of the Z125 PRO features digital fuel injection with a 24mm throttle body, for smooth operation and quick starts.

The 2.6-liter air box is positioned above and forward of the cylinder head, contributing to the sporty power feeling and helping to minimize intake noise. Cam profiles and intake port design also contribute to the smooth, quick-revving engine character, as well as stable idling.

The Z125 PRO motorcycle has easy, consistent starts thanks to its electric start, digital fuel injection and the Kawasaki Automatic Compression Release (KACR), which utilizes the exhaust valve to release cylinder pressure during starting.

The Z125 PRO uses a four-speed transmission with a manual clutch and clutch lever. It has a very easy, light clutch-lever feel and positive engagement. Shifting comes through a link-type shifter lever very similar to that of a full size sportbike, so that the Z125 PRO’s shift lever requires little load pressure to engage, another major plus for riders.

 

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

The compact chassis, along with sporty suspension and tires, enable riders to enjoy the light, nimble handling one would expect from a Kawasaki Z motorcycle.

Up front are the aggressive 30mm inverted front forks, which show you it means business. The forks feature nearly 4 inches of travel and excellent rigidity while keeping unsprung weight low for sporty riding. Up top is a lightweight aluminum upper triple clamp.

The single shock rear suspension is offset for a compact package and sporty handling. The shock’s mounting angle is optimized for the Z125 PRO for superb shock action and great ride comfort. The rear shock has 4-way preload adjustability, which allows riders to set the spring preload for their weight or to accommodate a passenger. Contributing to the sporty characteristics and looks are the 12-inch cast aluminum wheels, which cut down on unsprung weight and are wrapped in 100/90 and 120/70 tires front and rear. The tire sizes and tread pattern were chosen to optimize the Z125 PRO’s light and nimble riding characteristics.

The Z125 PRO is built on a high-tensile, steel backbone frame with sufficient tube diameter to enable two-up riding. The frame backbone measures 48.6mm in diameter and is supported by 25.4mm lateral tubes. The rear frame tubes are 22.2mm in diameter. The Z125 PRO also features a highly rigid box-section swingarm.

BRAKES

The Z125 PRO features hydraulic disc brakes front and rear with Nissin calipers. Up front is a 200mm petal-style disc and a 184mm petal-style disc on the rear wheel.

 

 

 

2018 Kawasaki Z125 Pro KRT – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $3399 USD

POWER
Engine4-stroke, 1 cylinder, SOHC, 2-valve, air-cooled
Displacement125cc
Bore x Stroke56.0 x 50.6mm
Compression ratio9.8:1
Fuel SystemDFI® with 24mm throttle bodies
IgnitionTCBI w/electronic advance
Transmission4-speed, return shift
Final DriveSealed chain
PERFORMANCE
Front Suspension / Wheel TravelTelescopic fork/3.9 in
Rear Suspension / Wheel TravelSwingarm, single shock/4.1 in
Front Tire100/90-12
Rear Tire120/70-12
Front BrakesSingle 200mm petal style disc
Rear BrakesSingle 184mm petal-style disc
DETAILS
Frame TypeBackbone
Rake/Trail26.0°/2.7 in
Overall Length66.9 in
Overall Width29.5 in
Overall Height39.6 in
Ground Clearance6.1 in
Seat Height31.7 in
Curb Weight224.8 lb**
Fuel Capacity2.0 gal
Wheelbase46.3 in
Color ChoicesLime Green/Ebony (KRT)
Warranty12 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)

 

 

2018 Kawasaki Z125 Pro KRT – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for pricing in CDN

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2018 Kawasaki Z125 Pro KRT – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £7799 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

 

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