Kawasaki's world-beating litre engine is boosted beyond belief with supercharger technology from the unrivalled H2.

The timeless Sugomi style exudes Kawasaki DNA, elegant colour details, full TFT screen and a chrome air intake combine tradition of the Z with thetechnology of the H2. Supercharge your life. The Z brand has a rich historythat stretches back almost 50 years. Now with the arrival of the Supernaked Z H2 with its supercharged engine, the second chapter of Z history is about to begin. A distillation of the vasttechnology possessed by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., the innovative Z H2 is a motorcycleworthy of title “ultimate.”

This newflagship model will lead the Z Series into the future.

 

KEY FEATURES

Design Concept: SUGOMI & Minimalist

The styling of the Z Series flagship Z H2 was shaped according to its SUGOMI & Minimalist design concept. Its dynamic crouching form, which calls to mind a predator poised to attack, and the asymmetric Ram Air intake on its left side are elements of its fiercely intense and highly individualistic SUGOMI design. Its compact chassis is the product of a minimalist design philosophy, with all functional parts shown simply, without flourish, and made as small as possible. Conversely, the prominent display of the new steel trellis frame its aluminium pivot plate only underscores their importance – both functionally and as styling elements. Finally, when discussing the Z H2’s styling, the significance of the Kawasaki River Mark emblem displayed on the headlamp cowl should not be forgotten. Its use, an honour permitted only for machines powered by supercharged engines, confirms the Z H2 as a flagship model.

KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter)

At engine speeds (rpm) above 2,500 min-1, KQS enables clutchless upshifts and downshifts. Complementing the powerful engine and dog-ring transmission, the quick shifter is a convenient feature that can be used not only for sports riding but also for city riding and touring. It enables quick upshifts and downshifts, facilitating smooth acceleration and deceleration. During acceleration, the system detects that the shift lever has been actuated, and sends a signal to the ECU to cut ignition so that the dog-rings can smoothly engage the next gear without having to use the clutch. During deceleration, the KQS system automatically controls engine speed, allowing you to downshift without operating the clutch. The system uses a contactless-type sensor, contributing to its high reliability.

All LED Lighting

All the lights – including the headlamp, taillight as well as turn signals and license plate lamp – are equipped with LED bulbs. Low power consumption and high durability improve maintainability while providing high-light intensity and high illumination. The light’s vivid colouring contributes to excellent visibility from the surroundings, significantly contributing to enhanced night riding safety. The frame mounted headlamp also influences the styling around the front and creates an innovative look that is different from previous naked models.

Balanced Supercharged Engine

Manageable Power Delivery at all speeds thoroughly pursued to achieve a power unit that enables you to experience the high output of 200 PS. When displacement is increased in order to gain more power, this usually results in increased size and weight, which diminishes the merit of any power gained. The Z H2 eliminates this problem by using a supercharged engine. The DOHC 16-valve 998 cm3 In-Line Four Balanced Supercharged Engine generates a high maximum power of 147Kw (200 PS) while also being lightweight and compact. It produces intense acceleration unlike anything a naturally aspirated engine can provide.

Advanced Electronic Systems that Support Vehicle Control

The Z H2’s advanced electronics package includes numerous electronic control systems such as KTRC, KCMF, and KIBS, as well as an IMU that provides chassis orientation feedback to KIBS and KTRC. These rider-support systems offer the peace of mind to handle the power of the supercharged engine, while providing a wide range of information. In addition, Electronic Cruise Control and KQS further enhance riding convenience.

In addition, a choice of three Power Modes, and integrated Riding Modes that link KTRC and Power Mode are extremely easy to operate, allowing riders to focus on their ride.

Brake System

To be easy to ride at low and medium speeds, as well as high speeds, the Z H2 needed a brake system that matches its performance. The front brakes are gripped by Brembo M4.32 monobloc calipers. Machined from cast aluminium blocks, their highly rigid one-piece structures boast strong braking force. The calipers are radially mounted, further contributing to their high performance.

The Nissin master cylinder, fine-tuned with Kawasaki original settings, offers functionality perfectly matched to the Z H2’s character, enabling riders to not only control deceleration from various speed ranges, but also to use the brakes to initiate weight transfer to change the bike’s posture on corner entry.

PLUS

 

Engine Cruise Control

Assist & Slipper Clutch

Trellis Frame

Smartphone Connectivity

Full-Colour TFT LCD Screen

Fat-Type Handlebar and Handle Switches