Kymco reveals sub £2k naked 125cc

Michael Mann - Web Editor, Bike Social
By Michael Mann
MannOnABike Web editor of Bike Social. Been riding bikes since he was four-years-old. Fast and smooth road rider, just about hangs on in a track day quick group.

The Taiwanese manufacturer Kymco has revealed a diet Z800-looking 125cc bike called the CK1.

Is it a mini Z800 or a man's fragrance?

And, the new Calvin Klein fragrance, sorry, new naked sports, air-cooled 4-stroke will set you back just £1,999.  Couple the price tag with the manufacturers’ claimed economy figures of 100mpg and a 65mph top speed and this stylish learner-friendly bike could be the kind of machine that makes a significant mark on the already swelling and competitive 125cc market.

Hot on the heels of Yamaha’s MT-125cc announcement earlier this week the sharp, Kawasaki-looking Calvin Klein bike will be available in the UK from mid-June and in either Oyster Gold Metallic or Bright Green Metallic (mmm, lovely) and paired with a 2-year unlimited mileage manufacturer’s warranty.

This is Oyster Gold Metallic, in case you were wondering

A steel tubular frame houses the 10hp (7.5kW) engine, 5-speed gearbox and 13.5 litre fuel tank while the whole CK1 weighs in at 128kg when said tank is empty.

Ian Kidson, Managing Director of MASCO Ltd, KYMCO’s sole UK importer said, “In the UK, if you are in the market for a new 125cc bike you generally have one of two options - buy a pricey Japanese bike or opt for a cheaper machine from an unknown manufacturer.

So, with the CK1, we want to bridge this gap. And, at less than £2K we are offering a quality machine from a globally trusted manufacturer, at a price that puts it firmly in the reach of younger learners and commuters.  And not forgetting its edgy sports styling, which will set it apart from other ‘granddad’ style machines in its price range.”

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