- Available in two variants
- Prices start from Rs. 23.02 lakh
- SE variant benefits from additional features
India Kawasaki Motors has announced the launch of its flagship supercharged roadster motorcycles, the 2023 Z H2 and Z H2 SE. Both motorcycles will be available in a single paint option with prices starting from Rs 23.02 lakh.
The 2023 Kawasaki Z H2 will be sold in a Metallic Matte Graphene Steel Grey paint option which has been priced at Rs. 23.02 lakh. The more premium 2023 Z H2 SE, which benefits from additional features, too, is available in Metallic Matte Graphene Steel Grey and is available at Rs 27.22 lakh (both ex-showroom, India). The Kawasaki Z H2 and Z H2 SE are built to order, and thus the customers need to make full payment while booking the motorcycle.
Both motorcycles feature the Sugomi styling theme that comprises an aggressive headlight, muscular fuel tank, split-style seats, exposed frame, an engine cowl, and a side-slung exhaust. Further, these motorcycles feature an asymmetric Ram Air intake on the left side. Then, the Z H2 and Z H2 SE are amongst the few products that feature the Kawasaki River Mark logo.
The mechanical specifications on the 2023 Z H2 and Z H2 SE include a 998cc, inline-four-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor with a supercharger that delivers a maximum output of 197.2bhp at 11,000rpm and a peak torque of 137Nm at 8,500rpm.
Both variants pack features such as electronic cruise control, power modes, integrated riding modes, full-LED lighting, Bluetooth-enabled colour TFT display, bidirectional quick-shifter, ABS, and traction control system. The two variants are distinguished through their respective hardware. The standard model, for example, comes with Showa SSF-BP front forks and a Showa rear mono-shock – both adjustable compression, rebound damping, and preload. The SE variant, on the other hand, uses Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension with Showa’s Skyhook Technology.
Then, the braking system on both variants includes twin 320mm discs at the front and a 260mm rotor at the back. However, the base model uses Brembo M4.32 calipers at the front, while the SE version gets the latest Brembo Stylema calipers. In India, the Kawasaki Z H2 and Z H2 SE rival the likes of the Ducati Streetfighter V4 and BMW S 1000 R.