Supercharged Kawasaki Z H2 Roadster Officially Unveiled
Another one of the most foreseen motorcycles from the Japanese brand, the Kawasaki Z H2 has been officially unveiled at the 46th Annual Tokyo Motor Show. The naked variant of the Ninja H2 superbike, which was launched back in 2015, the Z H2 supercharged motorcycle features almost identical design language in addition to excellent performance.
The motorcycle has been specifically designed with a lighter frame that is easy to handle on the road while at the same time it offers better speed characteristics. The brand has offered the naked motorcycle with various other premium features to stand it apart from its fully-faired sibling.
Powering the Kawasaki Z H2 is a 998cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, inline 4-cylinder engine with an in-house Supercharger and it is capable of generating a maximum power figure of 200HP @ 11,000 rpm and a peak torque of 137Nm @ 8,500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission.
The suspension duties on the supercharged motorcycle are handled by separate function front forks from Showa with 120mm travel and spring preload adjustability while the rear features a monoshock unit.
The motorcycle is based on a high-tensile steel trellis frame while it gets a 290mm disc with Brembo M4 monobloc callipers at the front and a 226mm disc with a twin-piston calliper at the rear. The braking system is mated to KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System).
The naked motorcycle is able to offer good mid-range torque due to the revised RAM air intake. The Kawasaki Z H2 has been equipped with a newly-designed exhaust system in addition to a smaller end-can when compared to its fully-faired sibling, the Kawasaki Ninja H2. The rider can operate the supercharged motorcycle in four riding modes namely: Sport, Road, Rain, and Rider.
The Kawasaki Z H2 features a complete LED headlight and taillight set up in addition to getting a TFT display console with smartphone connectivity features. Other premium features offered to the street naked motorcycle includes KLCM (Kawasaki Launch Control), KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control), KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter) and cruise control. The wheelbase of the motorcycle stands at 1,455mm while the ground clearance stands at 140mm. There is no word on the pricing yet.