Kawasaki Z125

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by merc16, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. merc16

    merc16 Been here awhile

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    Momma Kaw's Grom competitor ?

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  2. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer

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    Where is the watercooled, dual overhead cam, hot rod version?

    Still good to see more options.
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  3. merc16

    merc16 Been here awhile

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    Hopefully Kawasaki will import it to the U.S.
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  4. 605Zee

    605Zee Beach bum

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    That's it. If this thing has more than four gears I'm doing a 50cc at release.

    Assuming it comes to the US :y0!
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    605Zee Beach bum

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  6. RCmoto

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    nice!
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  7. Dezzie

    Dezzie Been here awhile

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    Sadly not coming to Europe so the states will never get it, pity as its quite nice, but then again hopefully the Groms will be updated for next year especially if the concept bikes come out with the 125 motor then i may treat myself to another one!
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  9. dkazzed

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    YES!!! Hopefully it's Canada bound too. Competition is good.
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  10. quasigentrified

    quasigentrified Bikeslut

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    looks like no autoclutch model, though. my wife will be sad.
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  11. dkazzed

    dkazzed Been here awhile

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    I'd take the full manual Pro model anyday, but I think the non-Pro model sales would easily match Pro sales in North America.
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  12. AMAC1680

    AMAC1680 Outdoorsman, advocate, paraplegic

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    Cool.
    But I'll buy a K--Pipe if it's up to Kymcos normal standards. Hope to have one by end of the month.

    AMAC
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  13. longhaul747

    longhaul747 Long timer

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    As a Grom owner already this bike is not on my radar screen. However I think its pretty cool and appears to be a bit more finished then the Grom at least the current version. The updated Grom (if we ever get here) looks better then the Z125. It will be interesting following road test and reviews. None of these bikes will ever be fast but if one ends up being a little stronger in power it could make big difference in this class.
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  14. gitder

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    Looks great. Much better headlight than the new Grom.
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  15. dkazzed

    dkazzed Been here awhile

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    The Z125 looks more like a real bike with the larger fuel tank. Don't get me wrong, I think the Grom is a fantastic little bike.
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  16. JerryH

    JerryH internal combustion rider

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    Hmm. Kawasaki introduces this bike just as sales of the Grom are starting to fall off (according to my local dealer, Western Honda) Honda sold Groms like crazy to begin with, many at well above MSRP. There was a waiting list. Now dealers have Groms sitting in the showroom collecting dust. I can buy a new one right now at a significant discount. Seems like most people who wanted a Grom has already got one. Used ones are showing up on Craigslist in increasing numbers.

    I'm wondering what happened to that built by Kymco restyled by Kawasaki J300 scooter I saw a year or so ago. Kawasaki is the only Japanese manufacturer that does not have a scooter of some kind. In Kawasaki green, it looked a lot like a Ninja from the front. Yes, Honda has the Forza, but the J300 looks a lot sportier and more exciting than the Honda.
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  17. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    It's nice but I'm a Grom fan at heart.
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  18. 605Zee

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    This bike's styling does it for me, but they're a little too late to the party.. Half the fun of mini bikes is that upgrades cost next to nothing. Upgrades for the Z are going to be severely lacking compared to the grom since it's come so late.
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    AMAC1680 Outdoorsman, advocate, paraplegic

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    Who knows what happened to the J300 here but it's a DT300 with a minor face lift and an up charge. Kymco thru and thru so why not just buy the Kymco? As I said in a earlier post if the Kymco K-Pipe is half as good as it looks ill buy. I see a Grom with big wheels and a little more power on the cheap. Also costs one large less than the K125.

    AMAC
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  20. JerryH

    JerryH internal combustion rider

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    The K-Pipe is listed on the Kymco USA site, but none of my local Kymco dealers seem to know anything about it. I also noticed on the Kymco site that they dropped the MSRP of the People GTi300 from $5399 to $4899, but all the dealers still have it listed at $5399. Must be some poor communication between Kymco and their dealers. My local SYM dealer does carry the Wolf 150, and I would be more inclined to buy that, mostly because I like the style, plus it has 25cc more. I used to have a Kawasaki Eliminator 125 that would cruise all day at 60+ mph.


    Looks like the K-Pipe has been carb certified and should be available in the U.S. soon.

    http://blog.motorcycle.com/2016/01/27/motorcycle-news/carb-certifies-kymco-k-pipe-125/
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