Kawasaki Ninja 125 Is So Rad, And Only for Europe

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Kawasaki calls it “the toughest choice”, but we call it smart bike-building for the younger markets. Team Green’s big reveal at this year’s INTERMOT show was a Sophie’s Choice of 125cc machines, the Kawasaki Ninja 125 and the Kawasaki Z125.

As you would expect from the name, the 2019 Kawasaki Ninja 125 is a fully faired sport bike with a 125cc single-cylinder engine.

Designed for new riders, or veteran motorcyclists who want something smaller in their garage, the Ninja 125 looks like a strong offering for two-wheeled enthusiasts.

Based around a 125cc, water-cooled, single-cylinder engine that makes 15hp and 8 lbs•ft of torque, the Kawasaki Ninja 125 doesn’t pack the biggest punch in the sport bike category, but the Japanese brand has built an eye-catching motorcycle around this A1/A2 license compliant platform.

The bike shows off an attractive green-painted steel trellis frame, which helps bring the the Ninja 125 to 326 lbs at the curb.

Meanwhile, the graphics package is a nod to the Ninja ZX-10RR that Jonathan Rea used to win the 2018 WorldSBK Championship.

The bike is a stunner in person, and just about the only thing we don’t like about it is the fact that the 2019 Kawasaki Ninja 125 will be coming only to the European market. Le sigh.

Photos of the 2019 Kawasaki Ninja 125:

Source: Kawasaki

Jensen Beeler

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