Kawasaki showed at the Tokyo Motor Show an upgraded version of the, in Thailand and Southeast Asia popular Kawasaki KSR110 – Kawasaki also changed the name for the little motorcycle, as it is now called the Kawasaki Z125 and Z125 Pro.
The most important upgrade is the engine, which is now a 125cc SOHC single-cylinder with fuel injection. The engine sits in a compact frame that was also redesigned. The dinky-wheeled urban funkster Kawasaki motorcycle is clearly brought to the market to offer more competition for the Honda MSX125. The Kawasaki Z125 comes in two versions, the first is equipped with an automatic transmission, and the second model which is called the Kawasaki Z125 Pro comes with manual transmission and manual clutch operation.