Honda CB1100 and Kawasaki Z125 Pro Are Canada-Bound

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Beginners and retro bike enthusiasts in Canada have reasons to celebrate as the market will become richer with the addition of two new models. The Honda CB1100 neo-retro roadster is back in good old Canada, alongside one of the latest models introduced by Kawasaki, the Z125 Pro.
Apparently, the CB1100 Honda plans to bring once more to Canada is not that much different from the base model that was introduced in 2013. However, the retro vibe has been improved, with the CB1100 being available in an all-black livery contrasted by some checkerboard accents.

Basically, it's almost like Honda asked one of the guys at the Ace Cafe in London to prepare the CB1100 that would be shipped to Canada. The tank and other sheet metal parts are black, and so is the frame.

The rims and the engine share the same darkened color and the seat and two gauges are also black. The collectors and the exhaust silencer, the bullet casing of the turn signals and the mirrors come in a chrome finish.

The air/oil-cooled 1140cc inline four packs 88.5 hp at 7500 rpm and produces 93 Nm (68.5 lb-ft) of torque at 5000 revs per minute. The transmission is still rather retro, with a 5-speed gearbox, but the bike is as fun as it gets.

A Z for beginners and even returning riders

Canada also receives the Kawasaki Z125 Pro, probably the most serious of the Honda Grom rivals. It looks like the 125cc segment is gaining even more momentum in the western markets, and honestly, looking at this Kawasaki, it's easy to understand why.

While many of the small-displacement bikes cut some corners when it comes to the design part, the same cannot be said about the Z125 Pro. An authentic descendant from the line of aggressive Z roadsters, this bike shares the edgy lines of its bigger siblings, and this will be a strong selling point for riders eyeing it as their first bike. Follow the link for more info on the Kawasaki Z125 Pro.

Apparently these two models (the Grom and the Z125 Pro) might have other manufacturers also envisaging delivering such good-looking bikes. And of course, there's the MT-125 for a change, too.
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