After Kawasaki H2 and H2R, It’s Time for Z H2 to Blow You Away
Kawasaki has been showcasing unique and powerful supercharged motorcycles for a very long time now. Whether it is Kawasaki H2 or the mighty track-only Kawasaki H2R, the brand has never fallen behind the expectations of enthusiasts.
As the year 2020 comes close, Kawasaki is back with another beast in this series. At the Tokyo Motor Show that was held on October 23 in Japan, Kawasaki unveiled Z H2 – a naked streetfighter based on the Ninja H2. What’s more interesting is that the Z H2 gets a comprehensive electronics suite and Bluetooth connectivity.
Kawasaki Z H2 sports a 998cc supercharged engine covered by a green trellis frame which is a signature mark for the H2 series. Compared to the Ninja H2, Z H2 is heavier by 1 Kg resulting in a kerb weight of 239Kg. Powerful supercharged engine and weight managed according to the performance, allows this beast to churn out 197hp and 137Nm of torque.
Some other features in the Z H2 include flat handlebars, a low mounted LED headlight, dashing fuel tank, X-shaped taillight giving it a stunning look from behind and exposed trellis frame sections making it look like a handsome streetfighter. Being a naked bike, the bulk of the engine is easily visible and the large exhaust just adds up to the muscularity of this untamed beast. No matter, how much you describe, it will never be enough to explain the mightiness of this motorcycle. Just like the left-side placed intake for the supercharger giving it an asymmetric design increasing the performance of this streetfighter by a great percentage. This feature looks amazing but its real existence can only be felt when you stand near this beast and hear it roar.
With too much power compressed in a machine, it becomes very hard to be tamed. But, to make it possible, Kawasaki has introduced electronic assistance in the Z H2 loading it with riding modes. These include the KRTC traction control system, various power modes to help you control this monster and also to keep you safe from destroying yourself every time you open the throttle. All these settings are controlled by a full-digital colour TFT LCD instrument cluster that also features Bluetooth connectivity.
Kawasaki Z H2 is expected to arrive in India soon and surely it will blow the minds of the enthusiasts but for now, there is another superbike from Kawasaki which will surely arrive in India by 2020.
Kawasaki unveiled another exciting motorcycle alongside the supercharged monster – the Ninja ZX-25R. It is a perfect example that the humongous power can be compressed in a less powered motorcycle. The ZX-25R will be powered by a 249cc, inline –four-cylinder, DOHC, liquid-cooled engine that produces 45hp and 24.5Nm of torque (expected).
The legacy of the Kawasaki Ninja has been recognized and appreciated across the globe and now with new additions in it, it is clear that there is no end of the tunnel from the perspective of Kawasaki.
Sarthak Moghe is a young, enthusiastic writer who loves modern technology and automobiles. After completing his graduation in Journalism and Mass-Communication, he stepped into the world of adulting as a content writer. When not busy on the keyboard, he likes to explore new topics and hone his sense of humour.