2019 Honda Grom vs Kawasaki Z125 Pro | Comparison

Honda is the undisputed king of the mini-street segment in USA- selling motorcycles like the Grom, Monkey and Supercub. In fact, ‘Grom’ has become so synonymous with the segment that rival offerings like the Z125 Pro are often called Kawasaki’s Grom. However, the Z125 is a capable machine in its own right and is even cheaper by 200 dollars.

Honda Grom vs Kawasaki Z125

These are two of the most affordable ‘street-legal’ motorcycles in the country, perfect for beginners and enthusiats alike. Let’s check out what they have to offer.

Grom vs Z125 Design

There’s only so much you can cramp in to a bikes of this dimension. While the have similar size, the Honda Grom and Kawasaki Z125 Pro have different things going for them in terms of design.

For starters, the Grom has a modern two-part headlamp at the front as opposed to the conventional unit of the Z125. Personally, the Grom has a better upper half, equipped with step-up seats, all-digital instrument console and sporty fuel tank.

Everything under the fuel tank looks better on the Kwaker and their designers have done a good job filling up unnecessary gaps. Some notable features include under-belly exhaust, petal disc brakes, engine guard and a better rear. The half fairing is a great addition too and reminds us of bigger ‘Z’ motorcycles.

2019 Honda Grom vs Kawasaki Z125 Pro price and specs

Honda Grom 2019 red

New Kawasaki Z125 2019


Latest news 2019 model released with new colour
Starting Price $3,199+ $175 (Destination charge) $3,399+ $190 (Destination charge)
Fuel Economy 90+ MPG 134 MPG
Top speed 60+ mph 60+ mph
Manufacturer Kawasaki Honda
Bike segment Monkey
Displacement category Entry-level
Price category Under $5000
Colours available (USA) Ebony, Candy Steel Furnace Orange Cherry Red, Blue Raspberry, Incredible Green, Halloween Orange
Other models Z125 PRO KRT EDITION and SE Monkey, Cub


Engine 125cc, Single cylinder, SOHC, 2-valve 124.9cc single-cylinder four-stroke
Power 8.3 horsepower at 7800 RPM 9.7 horsepower at 7000 RPM
Torque 7.1 lb-ft @ 6,000 rpm 8 lb-ft at 5500 RPM
Transmission 4-speed 4-speed
Cooling Air cooling Air cooling
Warranty 12 Month Limited Warranty + Optional Protection Plus 12 Month Unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage + Optional Honda Protection Plan.
Brakes Front:   Single 200mm petal-style disc Single 220mm disc
Rear:    Single 184mm petal-style disc Single 190mm disc
ABS:  Yes, optional Yes, Optional
Tire Front:  100/90-12 120/70-12
Rear:  120/70-12 130/70-12
Wheel type Alloy Alloy
Suspension Front:   Telescopic fork/3.9 in 31mm inverted fork;
Rear:   Swingarm, single shock/4.1 in Single shock with steel box-section swingarm


Length 66.9 in 69 in
Width 29.5 in 29.5 in
Height 39.6 in 39.7 in
Seat height 31.7 in 30 inches
Wheelbase 46.3 in 47.2 inches
Ground clearance 6.1 in 6.3 in
Kerb weight 224.8 lb 229 lb
Fuel  tank capacity 2 US gallons 1.45 gallons
Frame Backbone  Steel mono-backbone

Stay tuned to this space for comparisons.

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