The Naked 125 boasts a new double beam cast aluminum alloy chassis, which weighs in at a mere 8.9kg, a 30% saving on the standard steel frame. Handling is incredibly agile and nimble through traffic, however riding twisty roads is where the KR really excels, its lightness and good handling enables quick changes of direction and spirited cornering to be easily achieved.
The bike’s ‘diamond-shaped’ lines work in conjunction with the wide frame to create that all-important street bike image. The 125 seriously looks the naked part with its ample headlamp that screams big bike, minimal fairing putting the engine on display, wide sculpted tank, and bright paint scheme. The hi-tech theme has also been carried through into the design of the smaller utility parts, such as the indicators and digital sports instrumentation
The KR Naked benefits from a revised and uprated 4-stroke, single-cylinder air-cooled engine that has been developed from the power plant fitted to its sibling, the KR Sport. With a maximum torque of 9.9Nm at 8000rpm and a top speed of 70mph, great for swift overtakes, the Naked 125 definitely delivers on performance.
Agile, Nimble and Exhilarating
Everything about the KR builds learner confidence, especially the low 800mm seat height, comfortable upright riding position that gives you a good view of the traffic ahead and ample steering lock for easy U-turns – the bane of the learner’s life. Plus it is very easy to ride, handles well and has good brakes and light controls