Kawasaki have announced the newest entrant to their supercharged stable, this time with a Z-model being added and taking pride of place as top dog in the Sugomi styled nakedbike segment of their line-up.
With a fair bit in common with the Kawasaki H2 SX, there’s also plenty of changes as well, with torque brought lower and more accessible in the rev range, an all-new frame, Showa suspension and Brembo front brakes.
Extensive electronics are also found, with Rider Modes linked to Power Modes, KTRC (traction control), KIBS (ABS), Launch Control, an up and down quick shifter (KQS) and electronic cruise control.
Kawasaki’s app and phone connectivity also make it easier than ever to manage all those settings on the 2020 Kawasaki Z H2. It looks like the 2020 Kawasaki Z H2 could possibly be the most accessible of their supercharged models yet, especially looking at the specs, but it remains to be seen if this pans out, with pricing yet to be announced.
Power in the 200 horsepower region isn’t what it used to be as it has become a more common benchmark, but the Kawasaki Z H2 boasts 137Nm of torque or over 100 lbs-ft, while the supercharged ride adds X-factor and exclusivity to the machine, that as yet no one can match.
It’s a great day for Kawasaki and supercharged motorcycle fans, that’s for sure!