2021 Kawasaki Ninja 125

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starting from £4,199

Welcome to Kawasaki and welcome to the iconic Ninja brand. The A1 licence friendly Ninja 125 is not simply the first step on the Ninja road, it also displays Kawasaki trademark engineering quality from the Ninja H2 trellis style frame to the sleek Kawasaki Racing Team inspired bodywork. With its responsive 15PS (11kW) engine tuned for low to mid-range flexibility plus characteristic Ninja top end thrills, the Ninja 125 is a great way to say hello to Kawasaki and start enjoying the thrills of motorcycling.

Key Features

All-digital Instrumentation

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

Full-size Chassis

The Ninja 125 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.

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.

ERGO-FIT High Seat

ERGO-FIT seats enable riders to select seats that optimise their fit on the bike. For the Ninja 125, an ERGO-FIT high seat (+20 mm) is available. (Patterns on the seat material are unique to each machine.)

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.

Ninja Supersport Styling

Like its Ninja brethren, the Ninja 125 features seductive, full-fairing bodywork. Complementing its slim package, the contrast between its flared and waisted sections gives it a dynamic, hourglass figure. Aggressive single-bulb headlamp contributes to the lightweight image, and with the sharp windscreen and sporty wheels, gives this new Ninja a serious supersport look.

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.

Sharp Taillight Design

Sharp taillight design enhances the sporty look of the rear.

Powerful Engine

125 cm3 4-stroke Single Smooth power delivery contributes to the Ninja 125’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.

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.

Supersport Ergonomics

The Ninja 125’s ergonomics were designed with sporty street riding in mind. The riding position is naturally aggressive, with the rider leaning forward to reach the racy clip-on handlebars.

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.

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.

Specification

Engine

Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Single
Displacement 125 cm³
Bore x stroke 58 x 47.2 mm
Compression ratio/th> 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 685 x 1,075 mm
Wheelbase 1,330 mm
Ground clearance 170 mm
Fuel capacity 11 litres
Seat height 785 mm
Curb mass 148 kg