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2017 EICMA: Kawasaki Unveils Ninja H2 SX


The supercharged litre-class sports tourer promises Ninja H2 level of performance with real-world usability

 

Kawasaki Ninja H2 SE revealed

 

 

Kawasaki has showcased a new Ninja H2-based sports tourer at EICMA. Christened the H2 SX, its front is styled like the Ninja H2 but has a larger full-fairing that covers the engine. The rear has been designed keeping pillion comfort and pannier mounts in mind. The rider seat is placed lower, while the tank seems to be a larger unit for better range. The windscreen is more upright for better deflection. The exhaust is a smaller unit to make space for the panniers. The clip-ons are set higher than the Ninja H2 for relaxed ergonomics, while the footpegs are set slightly forward. The bike also gets the instrument console and switchgear form the H2.

 

Kawasaki Ninja H2 SE revealed

 

 

The Ninja H2 SX gets the H2’s second-generation supercharged in-line four motor that makes 200PS on the standard trim. While Kawasaki has not divulged technical details yet, it says the motor delivers the performance of a 200PS sports bike but with a smoother delivery and better low- to mid-rev tractability. It is also more fuel efficient than the Kawasaki Z1000 SX

 

Kawasaki Ninja H2 SE revealed

 

 

The bike uses the Ninja H2’s underpinnings. The steel trellis frame, though, has been extensively modified for touring usage. The frame is rated for a payload of up to 190kg. Other modifications include a longer wheelbase and a more relaxed steering rake for more stability. Kawasaki claims that the chassis is more rigid and will allow spirited riding even with two passengers along with the two panniers in place.

 

Kawasaki Ninja H2 SE revealed

 

 

The bike uses Kawasaki’s newest IMU package that includes cruise control, and cornering based electronic rider aids. The Ninja H2 SX will get two variants: H2 SX and H2 SX SE. The SE gets lean-sensing cornering headlamps, a colour TFT screen, and bi-directional quickshifter. With the rise of enthusiasts opting for tourers, Kawasaki might bring the Ninja H2 SX to India sometime next year.