Kawasaki Ninja 125 Feature Review – Ninja Kid Unleashed

Published On 17-Dec-2018 03:22pm , By Ashik Mahmud

Kawasaki Motorcycle uncovered the brand New Kawasaki Ninja 125 Supersports model at the 2018 Intermot Show in Germany this October. Hence the motorcycle is officially available in the European market and is expected to be launched soon in Asia.

Therefore we are here with the featured review of that latest and smallest Ninja. Accordingly here is Kawasaki Ninja 125 Feature Review – Ninja Kid Unleashed. So let’s get a detailed image of the bike.

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Kawasaki Ninja 125 – Overview

The Kawasaki Ninja 125 is the brand new motorcycle in the Kawasaki Ninja Series. The motorcycle is the smallest Ninja in the series that carries the core DNA of the Kawasaki Ninja. Hence it’s the youngest Supersports model in the green Kawasaki stable.

The release of this new motorcycle first time was announced in 2017 EICMA on November 2017. That time Mr. Kazuo Ota the President of Kawasaki Motorcycle & Engine Division officially made that announcement. Whereas Mr. Morihiro Ikoma the Director of Kawasaki Motors Europe confirmed as two brand new motorcycle will hit Europe at the tail of 2018.

Hence on October 02, 2018, at Intermot Show Kawasaki officially released two brand new model as they announced. Therefore the Kawasaki Ninja 125 and Z125 are now in the European market. Afterward, it’s expected to be in the Asian market soon with regional standards and price rearrangements.

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Kawasaki Ninja 125 – Ninja Looks & Design

The new Kawasaki Ninja 125 is a Supersports model as Kawasaki Europe showcased this in their website. They kept the motorcycle details under the category of Supersports head. Hence it’s the smallest Supersports model that carries the Ninja Supersports DNA.

So coming to the looks, design and appearance it’s quite a clone of the existing quarter liter Ninja. Therefore the motorcycle widely borrowed the Ninja looks and ergonomics from the Ninja 250SL model.

Here the chassis, wheel, brake and suspension system all are hired from Ninja 250SL. But Ninja 125 carries different engine, dimension, color scheme and different sticker jobs. So entirely those variance made different look and appeal on the new breed.


Furthermore here the exterior, panel and body design are quite a true copy of the Ninja 250SL model. So you can understand the motorcycle is a complete & full size Ninja that comes with different skin and smaller engine.

Whatsoever the motorcycle got all new multi tome sharp color and sticker job. The panels are crafted with both glossy and matte finishes. Moreover the exposed tubular frame with sharp colors along with different stickers those made huge difference on this model.

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Hence at a glance, it’s a full faired but tubular frame exposed motorcycle that comes with a single headlamp assembly. Here the seat is sporty split with sharp LED tail lamp and bikini rear fender. So seating is aggressive sporty with lowered clip-on handlebars.

Again here the ODO is full digital unit after the wider and arrowhead sharp windshield. Here the fuel tank, exhaust and wheel disks all are iconic to its Ninja profile. So in every angle it’s a true Ninja from giant Kawasaki that carries the Ninja DNA.


Kawasaki Ninja 125 – Wheel, Brake & Suspension

In-wheel, brake and suspension system the new Kawasaki Ninja 125 also is the true copy of Ninja 250SL. Again it’s the same tubular diamond steel frame. So the chassis, wheel, brake and suspension performance and reliability is already tested.

Whatsoever the new Ninja 125 comes with 17” all alloy rims with tubeless type tires. The tires are 100/80-17 in front and 130/70-17 in rear. Here braking system is hydraulic type in froth front and rear wheel.

Here the disks are sporty petal and vented disk which is same even in dimension in Ninja 250SL. Hence braking in a sudden situation is safer with new Kawasaki Ninja 125 as it also comes with impendent ABS system with its brakes.


Coming to the motorcycle suspension system it’s upright hydraulic telescopic type in front. Whereas the suspension cylinder dia is 37mm and the travel is 110mm so it’s better featured for sports riding.

Hence again the rear one is mono suspension that unites with a swingarm featuring Uni-Track links.  Again the suspension is gas charged and its 5-steps adjustable therefore height and stiffness is also adjustable.

So you can see the new Ninja 125 is fully featured with its wheel brake and suspension system. Hence as you know it hired its chassis from the tested quarter-liter so it put no loose end to question on its performance.


Kawasaki Ninja 125 Feature – Engine & Performance

The new Kawasaki Ninja 125 comes with an all-new 125cc single-cylinder engine that is also used in the new Z125. Here the engine is featured & tuned the same on both bikes. Whatever the engine is a four-stroke, liquid-cooled engine that featured with fuel injection system and DOHC 4-Valves.

Hence this 11.7:1 higher compression engine comes with high rev characteristics and can produce significant power and torque. Due to the oversquare cylinder, its power is quite higher than the torque figure.

Hence it can deliver the maximum power of 15PS at 7,700RPM and 11.7NM torque at 11,000RPM. So you can understand this high rev engine is better tuned for street sports performance and fun playing.

Coming to the other feature this motorcycle was developed by Kawasaki (Heavy Industries) European R&D. So the engine comes with EURO4 emission standards. Consequently, this engine ensures maximum utilization of fuel and therefore ensures an optimum level of performance along with significant fuel efficiency. So this is the significance this new Ninja kid.

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Kawasaki Ninja 125 – Specification & Dimensions


Kawasaki Ninja 125

EngineSingle Cylinder, Four Stroke, Liquid Cooled Engine
Bore x Stroke58.0mm x 47.2mm
Valve SystemDOHC 4-Valve
Compression Ratio11.7:1
Maximum Power11.0KW (15PS) @ 7,700RPM
Maximum Torque11.7NM (1.2kgfm) @ 10,000RPM
Fuel SupplyFuel Injection with 28mm Throttle Body
Starting MethodElectric Start
Clutch TypeWet, Multiple-Disc
LubricationForced Lubrication, Wet Sump
Transmission6-Speed; 1-N-2-3-4-5-6


Frame TypeTubular Diamond Steel Frame
Dimension (LxWxH)1,935mm x 685mm x 1,075mm
Ground Clearance170mm
Saddle Height785mm
Fuel Capacity11Liters
Engine Oil

Wheel, Brake & Suspension

The suspension (Front/Rear)37mm Telescopic Fork with 110mm Travel / Uni-Track Gas Charged Mono Shock Absorber with 120mm Travel
Brake system (Front/Rear)290mm Petal Disk With Dual Piston Clipper / 220mm Petal Disk With Dual Piston Clipper
Tire size (Front / Rear)Front: 100/80-17M/C 52S Rear: 130/70-17M/C 62S Both Tubeless

Battery12V, MF
Headlamp12V x 1
SpeedometerFull Digital

*All the specifications are subject to change upon company rules, policy, offers & promotions. BikeBD is not liable for the changes.

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Kawasaki Ninja 125 – The Ninja Kid Unleashed

So, readers, you can see that Kawasaki unleashed the true Ninja Kid. From head to tail it’s fully featured and furnished with Ninja features. Hence we tried to cover the proper image of the bike throughout this feature review. Hope you got the true image of the bike.

Whatsoever the machine is already in dealer house in the European region and expected to be in Asia soon. Hence it’s about a few times to get the machine along with Z125 here in Bangladesh and that will be a real twist from Kawasaki Bangladesh.

So let’s wait for the twist and stay tuned with us for further updates. Hence thanks for your presence with our Kawasaki Ninja 125 Feature Review. Ride safe and thereby stay safe.

Published by Ashik Mahmud