Kawasaki z125 pro




Kawasaki z125 pro

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    But, as of this month, the popular Grom has competition: the Kawasaki Z Pro. Although it's great for beginners, the little cc bike attracts attention from most.

    Cheap thrills takes on a whole new meaning or maybe just a revitalization of the old meaning when it comes to the z pro from kawasaki. it s.

    Kawasaki z125 pro

    Kawasaki z125 pro

    While cost is probably the main reason ABS is not available, I think that's a good thing. Kawasaki Z Pro street-legal monkey bike comes to the U. Climbing the bigger hills of San Francisco, I found myself furiously downshifting to maintain speed. Ergonomics were a bit cramped for my six-foot, three-inch frame.

    Kawasaki z125 pro

    Kawasaki z125 pro

    Kawasaki z125 pro

    Kawasaki z125 pro

    Kawasaki z125 pro

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    The light turned green and we were off, tearing across the asphalt like kids fighting for the hole shot in a minibike race. In that moment we were kids. A group of grown-ass men and women whipping tiny motorcycles around the streets of San Francisco, laughing and cutting it up while pedestrians stopped to take photos and stare.

    Hanging out on Treasure Island where Kawasaki had set up a closed course for us to race one another. The previous evening, Kawasaki had assured us that the Z Pro was aimed as much at veteran riders as it was at beginners.

    Kawasaki z125 pro

    Within the first minutes of the press ride, it became clear that Kawasaki was willing to put their money where their mouth was on this.

    I had an absolute blast with the Z Pro. Honestly, more fun than I was expecting. Photo by Ryan Schultz. The number-one selling bike? The Kawasaki Ninja They have just the bike for the job. Kawasaki had picked out all of the best photo stops for us. At first glance, the Grom and Z Pro could be construed as one and the same.

    Kawasaki z125 pro

    That perception doesn't hold up once you ride them. In preparation for this ride, I spent the past few days riding around Philly on a Grom to make sure it was fresh in my mind as I mounted the Z Pro.

    Immediately, the Z Pro felt tighter. I attribute a lot of this to the suspension. I left the preload on the second setting and never once felt like I needed more. At pounds, I was expecting to need more than just the second notch of preload adjustment.

    What this means is that the engine spins about rpm faster up top and power comes on slightly later in the rev range. But power and speed are relative. Climbing the bigger hills of San Francisco, I found myself furiously downshifting to maintain speed. The streets of San Francisco provided the perfect backdrop for the little Z. Shifts came easy from a very impressive four-speed gearbox. I was expecting loose, sloppy shifts, I was wrong. The Z offered a light clutch pull and precise shifts.

    Kawasaki z125 pro

    The non-adjustable lever was clearly a budget piece and I would recommend swapping both the clutch and brake levers for an adjustable aftermarket setup. The brakes on the Z Pro were an exercise in self-control. As ABS is not an option, it is all too easy to get sideways with this little bike. I found myself getting really good at sliding the rear end around and stopping on the front wheel. The lack of ABS makes this a fun little machine for experienced riders while allowing new riders to learn how to control the brakes without relying on mechanical aids.

    While cost is probably the main reason ABS is not available, I think that's a good thing. It allows new riders to learn how to use their brakes to control their stops without relying on ABS as a crutch.

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