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Good news for those of you across the pond. After watching its Thailand and Indonesia reveals with envy, the Kawasaki Z125 Pro is finally heading your way.

Earlier this week, a group of American Motorcycle Press was invited to Kawasaki’s headquarters in Irvine, California for a special announcement; the Z125 Pro is being brought to the United States. The North American Launch of the Z125 Pro will be taking place in April 2016 and it will go on sale in June 2016.

The Honda Grom has been doing well since it was first released and the sub 500cc bike has been flying off showrooms floors. This means there’s a large marker for 125cc bikes and now the Grom is about to get some competition. Kawasaki is gunning for the Grom starting with the MSRP price at $2999, undercutting the Grom by $200.

Once available the Z125 will come in two colors, Kawasaki's iconic Candy Lime Green and Metallic Graphite Gray. The Z125 Pro will come with a four-speed transmission and manual clutch, 2-inch cast aluminum wheels, 30mm inverted front forks with 100mm's of stroke, and a 4-way preload adjustable rear shock.

This is the moment you’ve been waiting for; are you excited?
 

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Finally! I was loosing hope since they were only releasing them in Asia. I can't wait to get one and it's cheaper than the Grom!
 

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This could actually be a global release for the Z125 because Australia is getting the Z125 Pro too! Should go on sale there by mid-2016 but they haven't come out with a price for Australians yet.
 

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Or might even just be for the more developed nations that have a stronger market, that was probably their approach, start with smaller markets then get into the bigger ones. At this point its a global take over!
 

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I assume there are a lot of places where Kawasaki would like to sell the Z125. Both developing and developed markets. I think that it is more a factor of ramping production up over time to be able to supply all of those markets. I bet that developing countries will actually buy more than North America. India, for example, would buy a ton. Other South east Asian countries. Some African countries. The bike has an incredibly diverse audience.
 

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Good point. If it's popular in their main markets, Kawasaki would have probably wanted to satisfy them first before allocating some of the bikes elsewhere.
 

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This is most likely a pretty intense exercise in supply chain management. Parts, assembly, transport -- it gets pretty complicated when you break down the whole system.
 

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I assume there are a lot of places where Kawasaki would like to sell the Z125. Both developing and developed markets. I think that it is more a factor of ramping production up over time to be able to supply all of those markets. I bet that developing countries will actually buy more than North America. India, for example, would buy a ton. Other South east Asian countries. Some African countries. The bike has an incredibly diverse audience.
Correct, it all comes down to what the market needs and what they already have available to them and the Z125 is far easier to move their than in North America with the way I see it.

Kawi is just smart and starting out with the path of least resistance.
 

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I'm definitely excited that it's going to launch in America!

Good pricing, good design and good as a starter bike, who wouldn't want one???
 

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I have been waiting for a bike of this size and style from Kawasaki to become available in the USA. I put money down and put my name on the preorder list at the Kawasaki dealership that I work for this past Saturday. I am ordering the green one. It will be interesting to see what aftermarket upgrades (or bike bling) will become available for this model in the future
 

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I have been waiting for a bike of this size and style from Kawasaki to become available in the USA. I put money down and put my name on the preorder list at the Kawasaki dealership that I work for this past Saturday. I am ordering the green one. It will be interesting to see what aftermarket upgrades (or bike bling) will become available for this model in the future
Give it a year or two and there should be just as many aftermarket bits available as there are for the Grom right now, which is over 2,000....
 
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I'm pretty sure some of the Grom aftermarket parts will work for the Z125 too. I'm sure once the aftermarket gets their hands on one, a wave of parts for the z125 will come out.
 

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Give it a year or two and there should be just as many aftermarket bits available as there are for the Grom right now, which is over 2,000....
Indeed. The price to get in this market, the cost of buying the Z125, is extremely attainable, leaves people with a lot of room to spend the rest of their money elsewhere. Great platform for modifying.
 

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I have no idea when they'll go on sale but I'm keeping my eye on the news. I'm sure they'll mention it when the Z125 hits the dealer floors.
 

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That's a great tool but too bad it only goes up to 100 miles since i'll be randomly curious about where these are and will want to search the entire nation, up to 100 miles won't accomplish that., still a great tool.

Another way to go about this is to email dealers and have them put you on a contact list. Put a little money down and they might shoot you up the priority ranks.
 

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That's a great tool but too bad it only goes up to 100 miles since i'll be randomly curious about where these are and will want to search the entire nation, up to 100 miles won't accomplish that., still a great tool.

Another way to go about this is to email dealers and have them put you on a contact list. Put a little money down and they might shoot you up the priority ranks.
You could just plug in the city or zip code of a few different major U.S. cities periodically and see who has them. They should be coming in to the West Coast ports (L.A./Long Beach, Oakland, Seattle) first so dealers there should have them first...
 
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