Kawasaki H2 SX supercharges touring

As expected, Kawasaki has unveiled a “touring” version of its supercharged H2 super bike called the H2 SX.

The Japanese company recently stole the Tokyo Motor Show with its Z900RS, but kept something back for the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan.

Their supercharged tourer has 150kW (200hp) of power, but better fuel economy than the Z1000SX, so they say.

The H2 SX edition gets TFT dash, cornering adaptive lights and an up/down quick-shifter.

Rider-aids include an inertial measurement unit, cruise control and Kawasaki ‘Cornering Management Function’.

The rear trellis frame seems to have been beefed up to accomodate a 190kg payload for a pillion and luggage and the wheelbase is longer for better high-speed stability.

Kawasaki hasn’t revealed a lot of technical specifications and we don’t even know if there is capability to fit luggage for touring.

However, the company says the second-generation supercharged engine has been developed for “real-world street use, offering a sensational linear power output in the low-mid-range”.

Kawasaki H2 SX

It’s definitely going to suit the autobahns of Europe.

We’re not so sure about the speed-camera-ravaged roads of Australia, though.

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The company has also added the 2018 ZX-10R SE model with Showa electronic semi-active suspension.

It uses an inertial measurement unit and sensors to automatically adjust settings in milliseconds according to conditions.Ninja ZX-10R SE Kawasaki H2 SX

The Ninja ZX-10R SE is fitted with Marchesini forged alloy wheels, an up/down quick-shifter and a matt black finish with green highlights. Ninja ZX-10R SE Kawasaki H2 SX