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Hey guys - I just had my zx10r stolen this morning and am already thinking about a new bike. I was wondering if the Z125 is for me since my local dealership had 1 in last week so I may go check it out this weekend. I'm thinking about either an older ~2005 beat up sport or naked sport bike or a Z125/grom (but I've been dedicated to Kaws my whole moto life)

I live in a city with a lot of potholes - Are these going to kill me? Potholes definitely scratched and beat up the rims on my 10r.

I'm also now a bit scared of leaving it on the street - especially a bike that some people can basically throw over their shoulder - Is it realistic to think that I can store the bike inside? Possibly up a flight or 2 of stairs?

Will I have fun on this bike after riding 600's/1000's for the past 10 years?
 

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Zoon, you will be comparing apples to oranges. I have a ZX6R and a Z125 so feel confident in saying you will have fun on the Z125 but it should not be considered a direct replacement. If you travel on anything other than city streets, the top speed of 60mph will be an issue for you. The ZX10 could do that in first gear. Larger, more expensive motorcycles like the ZX10 will also have adjustable suspension, fantastic brakes and a power to weight ratio that will allow you to pull away from cars with ease. The 9hp Z125 will blend with city traffic normally and enough to make tight backroads a blast, but don't expect a rush of acceleration. I haven't hit a pothole yet so the 12" wheels might transmit more shock to the rider, but it is so nimble you could hopefully avoid them altogether. At 225 pounds, I wouldn't try to bring it up two flights of stairs either.

Obviously you should go ride one to decide for yourself. If you love Kawasaki's like I do you will want a Z125 in your life, but make sure it fits your needs too.
 

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The Z125 Pro reviews do say that they can handle potholes fairly well so you shouldn't feel those bumps too much but if your dealer has one in stock, take it for a ride and look for a bump to go over and see how that feels.
 

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Thanks for the help. I stopped by the dealer Friday but it was already sold. Poor guy then crashed it with only 25 miles on it so it was back at the shop already. Hope it wasn't anyone on here!
 
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