• After the mighty Ninja H2 and H2R, Kawasaki brings in the 207 hp H2 SX to the table

  • Kawasaki made the H2 fat for touring Wider body panels, bigger screen, 5-gallon fuel tank, plush two-up saddle, revised rear frame and side panniers.
  • The same 998cc supercharged mill runs the show Makes 207 hp even after the added bulk
  • Comes with a “Balanced Supercharged technology” giving greater low to mid-range pulling power for a real-world street use
  • It tips the scale at a massive 564 lbs Although the engine is 6.6 lbs lighter than the H2's
  • Equipment will be tweaked for softer and comfortable rides
  • The riding position is more upright compared to the apex hunting H2
  • There is also an 'SE' variant that gets top-drawer kits like the up/down quick-shifter, Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM), fancy paint scheme etc
  • TFT instrumentation for the 'SE'
  • The SE also gets heated grips and larger windshield
  • Price: $19,000 for the standard and $22,000 for the 'SE'
  • The H2 chassis gets an extended rear frame to accommodate a rear passenger and side panniers

The Japanese Green outfit’s third supercharged monster. And its a touring motorcycle

While we were still drooling over the radical H2 and H2R that can put any super sports to shame, Kawasaki decided to expand the overcharged family and give the same gut-wrenching soul to a biblical tourer.

Called as the ninja H2 SX, it was co-developed by Kawasaki’s motorcycle and aerospace division. This ‘world’s only’ supercharged hyper sport touring motorcycle will have the ultimate blend of power, performance, refinement, comfort and fuel efficiency.

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2016 Kawasaki Ninja H2 2018 Kawasaki Nnja H2 SX
After the mighty Ninja H2 and H2R, Kawasaki brings in the 207 hp H2 SX to the table Exterior
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Kawasaki made the H2 fat for touring
Wider body panels, bigger screen, 5-gallon fuel tank, plush two-up saddle, revised rear frame and side panniers.

Even though the brand has more than enough ’sports-tourers’ like the Ninja 1000, the ZX-14 or even the Concours 14, Kawasaki somehow felt that it wasn’t enough and decided to splurge on their newfound love for compressed air power. Enter the Ninja H2 SX.

Wider body panels, bigger screen, 5-gallon fuel tank, plush two-up saddle and revised rear frame to accommodate a passenger and the side panniers. This is all the external changes Kawa had to make with to make a sports tourer off the crazy H2 platform. Although a bit bulkier than the H2, these changes are vital for touring comfort.

After the mighty Ninja H2 and H2R, Kawasaki brings in the 207 hp H2 SX to the table Exterior
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The same 998cc supercharged mill runs the show
Makes 207 hp even after the added bulk

Internally though, it is powered by the same 998cc mill that runs on the other two H2s’. Kawasaki claims that it would make around 207 hp under the hood, all thanks to a few improvements bestowed to the powerplant just to suit this 2018 touring iteration. No wonder they call it the ’second generation balanced supercharged engine.’

With the “Balanced Supercharged technology”, Kawasaki has given this bike greater low to mid-range pulling power for a real-world street use.The bike will also give you superior fuel economy without missing out on the fearsome accelerations and torque.

After the mighty Ninja H2 and H2R, Kawasaki brings in the 207 hp H2 SX to the table Exterior
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After the mighty Ninja H2 and H2R, Kawasaki brings in the 207 hp H2 SX to the table Exterior
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The SE also gets heated grips and larger windshield
After the mighty Ninja H2 and H2R, Kawasaki brings in the 207 hp H2 SX to the table Exterior
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After the mighty Ninja H2 and H2R, Kawasaki brings in the 207 hp H2 SX to the table Exterior
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The H2 chassis gets an extended rear frame
to accommodate a rear passenger and side panniers

To achieve that, it comes with some neat technology like the variable intake vanes to alter the airflow into the supercharger. It is also 6.6 lbs less than the H2/H2R engine. But that does not seem to help the 564 lbs it is lugging around.

Mechanically and electronically, the SX will get similar top-of-the-line equipment like the H2 and H2R but will be tweaked to be softer and comfortable for long expanses. The riding stance will also be directed towards the sport touring market rather than the apex hunter.

After the mighty Ninja H2 and H2R, Kawasaki brings in the 207 hp H2 SX to the table Exterior
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Comes with a “Balanced Supercharged technology”
giving greater low to mid-range pulling power for a real-world street use

The SX will come in another variant called the Ninja H2 SX SE which is the pampered one of the two. The SE model comes equipped with a color TFT instrumentation, cornering lights, up/down quick-shifter, Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM), large screen, heated grips, and a fancy-pants paint scheme.

If you are wondering when it is coming to our shores, don’t bother. Even we couldn’t get it out of them. We will have to wait till next month for confirmation about the price and availability.

After the mighty Ninja H2 and H2R, Kawasaki brings in the 207 hp H2 SX to the table Exterior
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It tips the scale at a massive 564 lbs
Although the engine is 6.6 lbs lighter than the H2's

Where the ZX-10R is a "look I’ve arrived" guy, the Ninja 1000 is more of an "enjoy the ride" kind of a guy. And this H2 SX is a...err... "what the hell happened back there" guy. We just love it.

Reference

Suzuki GSX S1000F

2016 - 2017 Suzuki GSX-S1000 / GSX-S1000F
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Kawasaki Ninja H2

2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2 High Resolution Exterior
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After the mighty Ninja H2 and H2R, Kawasaki brings in the 207 hp H2 SX to the table Exterior
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After the mighty Ninja H2 and H2R, Kawasaki brings in the 207 hp H2 SX to the table Exterior
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After the mighty Ninja H2 and H2R, Kawasaki brings in the 207 hp H2 SX to the table Exterior
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The riding position is more upright
compared to the apex hunting H2
After the mighty Ninja H2 and H2R, Kawasaki brings in the 207 hp H2 SX to the table Exterior
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Price: $19,000 for the standard and $22,000 for the 'SE'
After the mighty Ninja H2 and H2R, Kawasaki brings in the 207 hp H2 SX to the table Exterior
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There is also an 'SE' variant
that gets top-drawer kits like the up/down quick-shifter, Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM), fancy paint scheme etc
After the mighty Ninja H2 and H2R, Kawasaki brings in the 207 hp H2 SX to the table Exterior
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Equipment will be tweaked for softer and comfortable rides
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