The H2 SX is Kawasaki’s sport-touring bike powered by a supercharged engine. The bike follows the design language of the H2 superbike and looks as radical as the latter. It also sports a similar full-LED headlamp design. Being a tourer, the bike gets a relaxed riding position and a pillion seat that has been designed for comfortable long hauls.
The bike uses a trellis frame that has been revised to handle the additional pillion and luggage weights. Powering the Kawasaki H2 SX is the retuned version of the H2’s 998cc in-line four cylinder, supercharged engine. This unit produces 197bhp and 137Nm of torque.
Braking duties are taken care of by Brembo units with twin 330mm front discs and a 250mm single rear disc. It rides on 43mm inverted forks up front and a KYB monoshock with preload adjustment at the rear.
The bike’s electronics package includes a Kawasaki Cornering Management Function, multi-level traction control system and engine braking control. The H2 SX sports an LCD instrument cluster as compared to the H2 SX SE’s TFT display.
The bike does not have any direct competitors in the Indian market and is priced at Rs 21.8 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi)