Kawasaki launched in Europe the 2022 model of its entry-level sportbike, Ninja 125, and the ‘naked’, Z125. They arrive with new colors and graphics, and are the options for entering the Kawasaki world.
For those who just got its drivers license (A1), these are excellent bikes for you to gain experience, and you can choose a ‘naked’ urban model, fun and practical for everyday use, like the Z125, or one with a more sporty vibe, but also very easy to ride, like the Ninja 125.
The 2022 Kawasaki Ninja 125 is now available in the following colors: Metallic spark black/metallic flat spark black, Pearl flat stardust white/metallic spark black and Lime green/ebony/pearl blizzard white.
The small ‘naked’ 2022 Kawasaki Z125 has the colors: Candy lime green/metallic spark black, Pearl flat stardust white/metallic flat spark black and Metallic flat spark black.
How is the 2022 Ninja 125
The 2022 Ninja 125 has a very attractive and aggressive design, based on the bigger Ninjas, and inspired by the bikes piloted by Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes. The single headlight contributes to the lightweight image, and the seat is sporty, with the option of a 20mm higher seat (Ergo-Fit accessory).
The sporty design is complemented by the aggressive forward riding position and 17″ alloy wheels.
The Ninja 125 features a full-size chassis with a slim, compact steel trellis frame and sport suspension. The set offers the ideal balance of style, engineering and durability demanded by entry-level riders.
In addition, it has brake disc on both axes, with a 290 mm at the front end equipped with a two-piston caliper. It is complemented by independent sport ABS.
The engine of the Ninja 125 is a liquid-cooled 125 cm³ single cylinder with electronic fuel injection, capable of generating up to 11 kW (15 HP) of maximum power at 10,000 rpm, and 11.7 Nm (1.2 kgfm) of torque at 7,700 rpm. It works in conjunction with a 6-speed gearbox.
How is the 2022 Z125
The 2022 Z125 has a very aggressive design and is based on larger models of the ‘Z’ family, adopting the brand’s ‘Sugomi philosophy’. It brings the look of ‘Supernaked’ in a light and agile package.
It also has the same steel trellis frame as the Ninja 125, which is slim, light and compact, complemented with sport suspension. But unlike the sporty one, the Z125 has a seat, with a 20mm lower seat option (offered as an Ergo-Fit accessory).
The rest of the set is practically the same, with 17″ alloy wheels, brake disc on both axles, with 290 mm at the front, independent sport ABS, 125 cm³ engine with 11 kW (15 HP) of maximum power, 6-speed gearbox and fully digital dashboard.
If you’re newly qualified, just got yours A1 drivers license, and want to join the Kawasaki family, both the Z125 and Ninja 125 are the first step to step on, providing a good base for later picking up a bigger bike.
The 2022 Ninja 125 is offered in the UK starting from £4199 (approximately US $5,642). The 2022 Z125 starts at £3899 (approximately US $5,239).
For more information about Kawasaki Europe, visit https://www.kawasaki.eu/en/.