The Kawasaki Z H2, which rightfully caused a global sensation when it was introduced thanks to its supercharged engine, continues to be the only forced induction naked type machine in production today. The 200-horsepower Z H2 and its premium sibling, the Z H2 SE, are equipped with a variety of technologies and rider aids that support their places at the top of the hyper-naked sector by utilizing Kawasaki's distinctive in-house designed balanced supercharger technology.
The Z H2 continues to provide cutting-edge technology and thrilling performance for the 2023 model year. This includes amenities like an upgraded electronics package with an IMU that includes electronic cruise control, traction control, power mode selection, launch control, as well as other top-tier features like a bidirectional quick shifter with integrated braking, and an assist and slipper clutch.
The Z H2 has Brembo M4.32 calipers, whilst the Z H2 SE has the newest Stylema calipers from the Italian company. Showa also offers an electrically damped suspension system with cutting-edge Skyhook technology, which is intended to make the vehicle perfectly stable as the suspension absorbs road irregularities. The broad handlebar and extremely informative full-color TFT display dominate the rider perspective on both motorcycles, which also have Smartphone connectivity compatible with version 2 of the Kawasaki Rideology App. Both machines also benefit from a trellis frame inspired by the Ninja H2 and all LED lighting incorporated into the distinctive Sugomi style.
The decision of which Z H2 to focus on becomes much more difficult when the Performance Edition is included, which includes a titanium Akrapovič exhaust and color-coded seat covers. The Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray/Ebony will be the color option for the Z H2 in 2023, while the Z H2 SE will be dazzling in Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray/Ebony/Mirror Coated Black. Both models are expected to make their way to the international market by February, 2023. At present, there’s no word just yet when the updated Z H2 and Z H2 SE will make their way to the local market.