If Honda can do an MSX125, why not Kawasaki? So they have, of course, and the Kawasaki Z125 Pro is their all-new 'monkey bike,' which really does look like a funky little ball of fun. It weighs just 102 kilos, can seat two people, has a 7.5-litre fuel tank and a low, low seat height of 30.7 inches. The Z125 is powered by a fuel-injected 125cc air-cooled SOHC single-cylinder engine, which is mounted low and forward in the frame for optimum weight distribution and nimble handling. This engine is mated to a 4-speed transmission. Power and torque figures have not been quoted by Kawasaki, but we guess the little 125 probably makes something like 10-11bhp, which means it won't be threatening to run with your ZX-14R anytime soon.
The Z125 Pro features a steel-tube backbone-type chassis with a box-section steel swingarm, 30mm USD front fork at the front, preload-adjustable monoshock at the back, and rides on 12-inch cast-aluminium wheels shod with 100/90 (front) and 120/70 (rear) tyres. Stopping duties are handled by a single 200mm brake disc up front and a 184mm brake disc at the back, with single-piston Nissin calipers at both ends.
Other notable bits on the 2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro include an LCD instrument panel with analog tachometer, multi-reflective headlamp and LED taillamp. Lime green and graphite gray are the two colours available, with prices starting at US$2,999 and standard 12-month warranty.