2017 Kawasaki Z125 Review

A Revolution for Urban Motorcycles

Are you a fun seeking urban motorcyclist? The 2017 Kawasaki Z125 is guaranteed to be your gateway to fun and excitement on urban street settings. It is the latest release in Kawasaki’s legendary and entertaining Z-line. In case you are a beginner or experienced motorcyclist, the 2017 Kawasaki Z125 is a great entry-level motorbike. The 2017 Kawasaki Z125 is guaranteed to give you a fun, exciting experience in a compact package at an affordable price.

2017 Kawasaki Z215 frontBrief History

Any avid motorcyclist like you should know that Kawasaki has been building sub-250 cc. high-quality motorbikes for a long time. Initially, the 2017 Kawasaki Z125 was designed for the South-east Asia market. The moment Kawasaki US was given the chance to import the nimble street bike, they did not hesitate. When designing the bike, Kawasaki had you as a fun-seeking urban motorcyclist in mind. With the latest Kawasaki, you will enjoy great fuel economy and it will go easy on your pocket. The bike is built to fit in urban settings. The best part of it is that you will have many fun filled and exciting urban riding experiences with the bike.

2017 Kawasaki Z215 backSpecifications

  • The Kawasaki Z215 has overall dimensions of 66.9 X 29.5 X 39.6 inches (L X W X H). It has a relatively low seat height of 31.7 inches and this should be able to adequately accommodate you. Its wheelbase has dimensions of 46.3 inches.
  • The Z125 has a good clearance from the ground of 6.1 inches. This will enable you to manoeuvre over urban roads without worrying about the underside scraping any bumps.
  • The bike is lightweight as it has a curb weight of 224.8 pounds. You should be able to carry a passenger on the Z125 as it has a loading capacity of 353 pounds.
  • You should be able to choose between a candy lime green or metallic graphite grey coloured 2017 Z125. The bike will certainly appeal to you if its contemporary Kawasaki Z-styling is anything to go by.

Technical Details

The 2017 Kawasaki Z125 is based on a strong, robust chassis that is anchored in place by a tough frame constructed of steel. The frame is responsible for supporting a 30 millimetre inverted telescopic fork. The front fork is held in place by an aluminium top triple clamp with 3.9 inches of travel.

2017 Kawasaki Z215 -1The rear suspension of the bike is based on a swing arm design that allows a wheel travel of 4.1 inches. The rear suspension also has a singular shock absorber to ensure that your ride is comfortable.

The 2017 Kawasaki Z125 has lightweight cast aluminium wheels with diameters of 12 inches. The front tire has dimensions of 100/90-12 while the rear measures 120/70-12.

The bikes braking system is designed to ensure that you will be able to brake safely and effectively. The brakes are based on hydraulic discs with petal-style rotors. The front brake uses a 200-millimeter brake disc with a single pot calliper mechanism. The rear brake disc has a diameter of 184 millimetres.


The 2017 Kawasaki Z125 is powered by an efficient 1 cylinder 4 stroke SOHC engine that is cooled by air. It has a total of 2 valves, one for air and fuel intake and the other for exhaust. The engine has a compression ratio of 9.8:1 and is able to displace a volume of 125 cubic centimetres (cc). The engine has bore X stroke dimensions of 56.0 X 50.6 millimetres.

The Kawasaki employs an advanced Transistor Controlled Breakerless Ignition (TCBI) system with electronic advance circuitry. This will ensure that your bike has seamless and efficient ignition.

The Z125’s engine power is transmitted via a 4-speed manual transmission with a return shift feature. The final drive is based on a sealed chain mechanism.

Fuel Consumption

You will be interested in learning that the latest 2017 Kawasaki Z125 has superb fuel consumption. Speculation is rife that the bike will have a great fuel economy that is north of 80 mpg. I have used mine for commuting continuously for the last 3-years without considerable financial hardship and have never been forced to reconsider my choice of bike on the cost and fuel consumption alone. Now when I go out that’s a different matter and I have been known to use splash the cash on occasion.

Parting shot

The 2017 Kawasaki Z125 is your urban answer to a fun-filled and exciting experience. Its lightweight and compact design will enable you to handle it with relative ease. The 2017 Kawasaki Z125’s radical Z-styling will certainly appeal to your visual senses. It will be quite easy on your finances in terms of maintenance and fuel economy. It has an affordable price tag that is worth every penny of your hard earned cash.