Kawasaki made its first appearance in 1896, and today, you can find plenty of exciting motorcycles under this brand riding in different countries. The company is very well known for its sport, motocross, cruisers, and other motorcycles, but it can be considered a relatively new player in the segment of scooters. However, Kawasaki features a couple of interesting models to pay your attention to.
A Brief History
For the first time, Kawasaki announced its intention to produce a scooter for the European market in 2013. It was the J300 where “J” stands for Jyounetsu, which translates from Japanese as “passion.” In three years, the J125 hit the market.
All in all, there have been four scooters produced by Kawasaki, including the following:
· J300 Special Edition;
· Epsilon 250;
The current lineup of this type of machine produced by Kawasaki includes the J300 and the J125.
The Most Popular Scooters by Kawasaki
Although the Kawasaki does look like a scooter, it has lots of elements of a motorcycle. The bike is actually based on a Kymco Downtown 300, a machine produced in Taiwan. This is a 299cc, four-valve single-cylinder machine that can be used on different roads, including highways. It is really an innovative urban transport solution by Kawasaki that allows its owners to enjoy a high level of comfort and control. Its engine is capable of producing 20.3 kW at 8,000 rpm. The weight of the vehicle is 191 kg, and the highest speed that it can develop is 90mph. The Kawasaki machine is available in different color schemes, including Metallic Flat Anthracite Black, Metallic Matte Gunmetal Gray, and Metallic Anthracite Black.
The Kawasaki J125 is equipped with the 125cc liquid-cooled SOHC single-cylinder engine. If you purchase this machine, you can count on getting 13.8 horsepower and 8.5 lb/ft torque. The chassis of this vehicle has been specially designed for the European streets. The weight of the machine is 182kg, and its fuel tank is enough for 13 l. This is a traffic beating bike by Kawasaki that comes with a range of great features, including ABS braking option, good fuel gauge, as well as large storage under the seat.