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Quarter Pint : Kawasaki Z125 Pro

    Kawasaki Z125

    The 2017 Kawasaki Z125 : Many of you know how much a pint is from ordering a draft beer at the local watering hole or perhaps from getting a pint of motor oil for the jalopy. One pint is slightly less than half a litre or if you prefer one litre is 2.1 pints. Pa Ingall’s nickname for his daughter back when life was challenging on the prairie was “half pint” meaning she was small. What has any of this got to do with motorcycles? Displacement. Kawasaki’s streetfighter Z1000 is a two pinter and their new for 2017 Z125 is a ‘quarter pinter”. It may be small but the Z125 is emulating it’s much bigger brother in Kawasaki green and streetfighter styling. Look out Grom, there is another very  mini-muscle bike of the prairie – this one without ponytails.   The Canadian MSRP for the Kawasaki Z125 is $3399.

    .Kawasaki Z125

    Kawasaki lists the specs for the Z125 as:

    Displacement 125 cc
    Type 4-stroke, Single
    Bore and stroke 56 x 50.6 mm
    Cooling Air
    Compression ratio 9.8:1
    Valve system SOHC, 2 Valves
    Fuel system Fuel injection: 24mm x 1
    Ignition Digital
    Lubrication Forced lubrication (wet sump)
    Brakes
    Front: type Single 200 mm petal disc
    Front: calipers Single piston
    Rear: type Single 184 mm petal disc
    Rear: calipers Single-piston caliper
    Dimensions
    Overall length 1,700 mm
    Overall width 750mm
    Overall height 1,005 mm
    Wheelbase 1,175 mm
    Ground clearance 155 mm
    Seat height 805 mm
    Curb mass** 102 kg
    Fuel capacity 7.4 litres
    Drivetrain
    Transmission 4-speed, return
    Final drive Chain
    Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
    Frame
    Type Backbone, high-tensile steel
    Wheel travel: front 100 mm
    Tire: front 100/90-12 49J
    Wheel travel: rear 104 mm
    Tire: rear 120/70-12 51L
    Caster (rake) 26°
    Trail 69 mm
    Steering angle (left/right) 35° / 35°
    Performance
    Maximum Power‡ 7.1 kW {7.9 PS} @ 8,000 rpm
    Maximum Torque‡ 9.6 N.m {0.98 kgf.m} @ 6,000 rpm
    Suspension, front 30 mm inverted fork
    Suspension, rear Offset laydown single-shock with adjustable preload

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