That original posted photo in the wood crate definitely doesn't show a Z125 as crated by Kawasaki. Probably done later by someone else. Perhaps a Gray Market shipment to another country.This is how it'll probably be shipped overseas. This one arrived in Australia and it's got a sturdy metal frame to keep the Z125 safe.
Great pictures! I've spent a considerable amount of time here staring at the screen wondering how they keep these amazing little machines secure during transit. I initially assumed that they must be tied down or secured in a similar fashion so as to remain upright when riding the waves... but it simply looks as if the bikes are floating! Can someone who has perhaps seen this firsthand chime in and share how the bikes are secured in the shipping crates and don't simply fall over??This is how it'll probably be shipped overseas. This one arrived in Australia and it's got a sturdy metal frame to keep the Z125 safe.
Good information, Lobot. Ah, so the bikes are chocked + supported through the handle bars in a similar fashion to using a Canyon Dancer? That's pretty cool, but I'm still wondering... are the forks compressed during transit when they are packed in crates or is the main stabilizing load simply directed horizontally through the handle bars?Yeah, those metal crates are how all "production line" Kawasakis and other Japanese bikes arrive at my local dealership. The crate has a bracket that is bolted to the handlebar mounts and the wheels are chocked so it can't move inside. Those wooden crates are definitely not what it left the factory in. That wooden crate looks like it was recycled from something else!