Kawasaki has launched its supercharged, litre-class roadster motorcycle, the Z H2 in the Indian market. The motorcycle is available in two variants – Z H2 and Z H2 SE. The new Kawasaki Z H2 is available from Rs 21.90 lakh onwards. Here we list the top five highlights of the roadster.
The flagship Z series motorcycle features the company’s Sugomi design. The Z H2 packs a muscular design that is complemented by its crouching form and the asymmetric Ram Air intake on its left side. The Z H2 is also among the select products from the Japanese brand to feature the Kawasaki River Mark emblem. The logo is reserved only for machines powered by supercharged engines. Both variants of the Z H2 are available in a single paint option in the Indian market – Metallic Diablo Black/Golden Blazed Green.
The Kawasaki Z H2 is powered by a 998cc, inline four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, supercharged engine that produces 197.2bhp at 11,000rpm and 137Nm of peak torque at 8,500rpm. The motor is linked to a six-speed transmission that benefits from an assist and a slipper clutch.
The electronic rider aids include three riding modes (Sport, Rain, and Road), three power modes (Full, Medium, and Low), Kawasaki Traction Control, Kawasaki Cornering Management Function, Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System, Kawasaki Launch Control Mode, a cruise control system, and a bi-directional quickshifter. The motorcycle also features full-LED lighting and a Bluetooth-enabled colour TFT display.
The suspension setup on the standard Z H2 comprises of Showa SFF-BP front forks and a Showa rear mono-shock. The more premium SE variant uses KECS (Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension) with Showa’s Skyhook Technology. The anchoring setup on the SE model includes Brembo stylema front brake callipers while the standard model comes equipped with Brembo M4.32 front brake callipers.
The Z H2 has been priced at Rs 21,90,000 while the SE edition is available at Rs 25,90,000 (ex-showroom).