2021 Kawasaki Z125 Performance

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starting from £4,449

Making a profound Naked bike statement, the new Z125 Performance takes Kawasaki’s unique Sugomi design philosophy to the next level with the addition of genuine accessories including the racetrack look and evocative sound of an Arrow carbon silencer. With an A1 friendly 15PS (11kW) engine and trellis frame the look of the chassis is enhanced with a colour coded pillion seat cover and engine sliders. Welcome to the Z family.

Key Features

Full-size Chassis

The Z125 features a full-size chassis. With a slim, compact trellis frame, sporty suspension and lightweight 17” wheels, the light, nimble handling they offer is ideal for new riders to become familiar with operating a full-size motorcycle.

Slim, compact trellis frame Trellis frame enables a slim, compact package that is easy to manage, and makes it easy to reach the ground with your feet.

Uni Trak Rear Suspension

Uni Trak rear suspension provides great road holding ability and bump absorption, contributing to the bike’s sporty handling. The shock linkage decreases leverage on the shock as the suspension is compressed: small bumps are damped very lightly while big bumps receive lots of damping. The shock has a 5 stroke of 60 mm, helping to ensure the balance of lightweight handling and a composed character. 5-way rear preload adjustability allows riders to adjust the rear ride height, as well as set up the bike to accommodate a passenger or luggage.

Sharp Taillight Design

Sharp taillight design enhances the sporty look of the rear.

Brakes/wheels/tyres

Front and rear disc brakes offer impressive stopping performance. Dualpiston calipers grip a ø290 mm disc up front, and a ø220 mm disc at the rear. Petal disc design adds to the sporty Kawasaki looks.

Sporty Suspension

ø37 mm telescopic fork contributes to both light, nimble handling as well as a generally composed riding character. Kawasaki’s original linkage-equipped Uni Trak rear suspension delivers a smooth ride over a wide range of road conditions.

Transmission

Smooth-shifting six-speed transmission complements the sporty street performance, offering a gear for every situation. The clutch engages smoothly and disengages cleanly, making it easy to operate for new riders and optimising clutch feel for on-road performance.

All-digital Instrumentation

All-digital instrument panel gives the cockpit a modern, sporty look.

Z Supernaked Styling

Like its larger brothers in the Z Series, the Z125’s aggressive styling hints at its sporty potential. A dynamic design created by its slim, hourglass figure is complemented by extremely lightweight looks care of sharp, close-fit bodywork and an original trellis frame.

Supernaked Ergonomics

The Z125 light, nimble handling character together with an upright riding position and wide handlebar put the rider in the ideal position for active control, facilitating dynamic, sporty riding that enables the Z125 rider to deftly navigate urban traffic.

ERGO-FIT Low Seat

ERGO-FIT seats enable riders to select seats that optimise their fit on the bike. For the Z125, an ERGO-FIT low seat (-25 mm) is available. (Patterns on the seat material are unique to each machine.)

Independent Sport ABS

Standard equipment ABS contributes to rider reassurance. The highspec system was designed specially for motorcycles and features a very compact ABS unit. Independent activation maximises sporty control.

Powerful Engine

125 cm3 4-stroke Single Smooth power delivery contributes to the Z125’s 125 cm3 engine’s feel-good performance. Like a typical Kawasaki engine, the engine delivers a good “punch” at high rpm, and continues to pull right up to the rev limiter. Reliability inherited from its robust 250cc base engine adds peace of mind.

Six-speed transmission Smooth-shifting six-speed transmission complements the sporty street performance, offering a gear for every situation.

Electric start & fuel injection Electric starter and fuel injection ensure hassle-free starting at the push of a button.

Technology

ERGO-FIT


ERGO-FIT is an interface system that allows a wide range of riders to feel at one with their machine. Genuine Kawasaki Accessories may need to be purchased for certain Ergo Fit adjustments.

ABS


ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) ensures stable braking performance by preventing wheel lock during braking.

Available Colours

Metallic Flat Spark Black / Pearl Flat Stardust White Metallic Flat Spark Black / Metallic Spark Black Candy Lime Green / Metallic Spark Black

Specification

Engine

Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Single
Displacement 125 cm³
Bore x stroke 58 x 47.2 mm
Compression Ratio 11.7:1
Valve system DOHC, 4 valves
Fuel system Fuel injection: Ø 28 mm x 1
Starting System Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
Brakes & Suspension

Brakes, front Single 290 mm petal disc. Caliper: Dual piston
Brakes, rear Single 220 mm petal disc. Caliper: Dual piston
Suspension, front 37 mm telescopic fork
Suspension, rear Uni-Trak, gas-charged shock with adjustable preload
Performance & Transmission

Maximum power 11 kW {15 PS} / 10,000 rpm
CO2 emission 61 g/km
Maximum torque 11.7 N•m {1.2 kgf•m} / 7,700 rpm
Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive Chain
Primary Reduction Ratio 2.966 (86/29)
Gear Ratios 1st 2.833 (34/12)
Gear Ratios 2nd 1.875 (30/16)
Gear Ratios 3rd 1.444 (26/18)
Gear Ratios 4th 1.208 (29/24)
Gear Ratios 5th 1.056 (19/18)
Gear Ratios 6th 0.962 (25/26)
Final reduction ratio 3.500 (56/16)
Clutch Wet multi-disc
Frame & Dimensions

Frame type Tubular diamond, steel
Trail 90 mm
Wheel travel front 110 mm
Wheel travel rear 120 mm
Tyre, front 100/80-17M/C 52S
Tyre, rear 130/70-17M/C 62S
L x W x H 1,935 x 740 x 1,015 mm
Wheelbase 1,330 mm
Ground Clearance 185 mm
Fuel capacity 11 litres
Seat height 815 mm
Curb mass 146 kg