For the year 2018, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer launched the Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE, a motorcycle powered by the same 998cc supercharged powerplant found in its superbike sibling but redesigned for more streetability use and less heat.
The bike featured Launch Control Mode (LCM), which provided a good start with minimized wheelspin and front-end lift, activated by a button on the handlebar and active in the first two gears right from the start.
Also, the bike Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) combined the traction control technology from the one-mode KTRC that enhanced stability in slippery situations and S-KTRC that maintain optimum traction in sport riding situations by predicting rear wheelspin during acceleration.
In addition, the H2 SX SE featured Electronic Cruise Control that allowed a desired speed to be maintained for more relaxed cruising riding and also reduced the stress on the right hand when traveling long distances.
The 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE had at its core a 998cc four-stroke four-cylinder liquid-cooled supercharged engine that delivered an output power of 197 hp with a peak at 11,000 rpm and 137 Nm (101 lb-ft) of torque available at 9,500 rpm.
As for suspension, the bike packed a 43 mm adjustable inverted fork on the front and a Uni-Trak gas-charged adjustable shock absorber on the rear, while the braking performance was achieved by two 320 mm discs with four-piston calipers on the front wheel and a 250 mm disc with a two-piston caliper on the rear wheel.
|engine specs||Type:||Four stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve, liquid-cooled, supercharged||Displacement:||998 cm3||Bore X Stroke:||3.0x2.2 in OR 76 mm||Compression Ratio:||11.2:1||Horsepower:||197/11000 KW(hp)/RPM||Torque:||101/9500 lb-ft/RPM OR 137/9500 Nm/RPM||Fuel System:||DFI with 40mm throttle bodies (4) with dual injection|
|transmission specs||Gearbox:||6-Speed||Clutch:||Wet multi disc||Primary Drive:||-||Final Drive:||Chain|
|chassis specs||Frame:||Trellis, high-tensile steel, with swingarm mounting plate||Front Suspension:||43mm inverted fork with rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability and top-out springs||Rear Suspension:||New Uni-Trak, gas charged shock with piggyback reservoir, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out spring||Front Brake:||Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston monobloc calipers, dual semi-floating 320mm discs, KIBS ABS||Rear Brake:||Opposed 2-piston calipers, single 250mm disc, KIBS ABS|
|dimension specs||Overall Length:||84.1 in OR 2136 mm||Overall Width:||30.5 in OR 775 mm||Seat Height:||32.9 in OR 836 mm||Weelbase:||58.3 in OR 1481 mm||Ground Clearance:||5.1 in OR 130 mm||Weight:||573 lbs OR 260 kg||Fuel Capacity:||5 gallons OR 18.9 L|
|tyres specs||Front:||120/70 ZR17 (58W)||Rear:||190/55 ZR17 (75W)|
|power system specs||Power pack:||-||Nominal Capacity:||-||Maximum Capacity:||-||Charger type:||-||Charging time (normal):||-||Charging time (quick):||-||Range:||-|