Kawasaki has launched the 2022 version of the Z125 Pro in the North American market. Priced at $3,299 USD, it undercuts the price of the entry-level Honda Grom by just $100 USD. Is Team Green’s answer to the fun-sized mini bike segment a worthy competitor to Honda’s iconic Grom? Let’s take a closer look.

Overall, the Kawasaki Z125 misses out on all the fancy tech features and premium components of its larger Z brethren. It does, however, boast a similar sporty aesthetic, albeit with mini bike proportions. The Z125 Pro is outfitted with an LCD instrument panel, a simple halogen headlight, and an LED taillight.

2022 Kawasaki Z125 Pro Hero Front Right Side

In the business end of things, the Kawasaki Z125 Pro sports Team Green’s smallest engine, a 125cc air-cooled, single-cylinder motor which unleashed an energetic stable of 14.5 ponies. Power is transferred to the back wheel via a four-speed manual transmission, making it one of the easiest bikes for first-time motorcycle riders to learn the ropes on.

The 2022 Kawasaki Z125 Pro gets an inverted front end which has been finished in a premium gold anodized paint job. Rear suspension duties are handled by your run-of-the-mill preload-adjustable monoshock. Anchoring the bike from not-so-neck-breaking speeds is a duo of disc brakes—one each wheel—sans ABS, though. Kawasaki is offering the new Z125 Pro in three hip and styling color options consisting of Pearl Shining Yellow, Pearl Robotic White/Candy Plasma Blue, and Metallic Flat Spark Black.

2022 Kawasaki Z125 Pro Hero Front Left Side
2022 Kawasaki Z125 Pro Hero Front Left Side

With the Kawasaki Z125 Pro as Team Green’s smallest naked bike in its stable, Kawasaki enthusiasts can start on a cute little machine which, at the very least, shares the same “Z” branding as the fire-breathing Z H2. Who knows, maybe after a year or two of tearing it up on your Z125 Pro, you’ll be more than ready to handle 200 supercharged ponies—or maybe not.

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