In such an important sector of the market, the launch of both machines as part of an exciting 2010 range, is being seen by many as another major step for the Japanese manufacturer.
New smaller sibling to the already hugely successful KLX250, the dual purpose KLX125 features a fuel injected, electric start, air-cooled motor mounted in a lightweight, compact chassis.
With an off-road attitude and a slim profile, the KLX125, like its new entry level quarter litre stablemate, will appeal to a wide range of riders including those totally new to motorcycling.
For a dash of streetwise urban flair, the other new machine, the Super Moto styled D-TRACKER 125 has all the credentials to make it a sure fire hit with the next generation of riders. Digital instruments like those of the fashionable ER-6f, upside down front forks and ultra sticky race style super moto tyres only add to the impression of fun and good times. Already a cult in 250cc form in Japan, the 2010 season D-TRACKER 125 looks set to be one of the must see bikes at the upcoming NEC International Motorcycle Show.
Commenting during the release of preliminary information on both new models, Kawasaki’s UK Sales and Marketing Manager, Michael Johnstone, said: “Our research with customers and dealers told us that widening of the Kawasaki range appeal with bikes such as the ER-6n and KLX250 have attracted new riders to the brand. Now we want to add to that and, just like the new Get On motorcycling campaign, we are focussing on attracting completely new people to life on two wheels. The KLX125 and D-Tracker 125 will be perfect as first ever bikes and ideal as an introduction to motorcycling with Kawasaki.”