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Kawasaki has revealed its supercharged sports tourer, the Ninja H2 SX and SX SE at the 2017 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy.
Kawasaki states that the Ninja H2 SX uses the second-generation balanced supercharged engine. The newly revealed motorcycle becomes the first offering in the sports-tourer segment to get a supercharged engine.
The Ninja H2 SX draws power from a 998cc supercharged engine producing 200bhp and 137.3Nm of torque. Kawasaki states that the engine has been developed for real-world road conditions, delivering a linear power output in the low and mid-range.
The exhaust system is smaller and lighter; the compression ratio has been increased, while the transmission ratios have been revised to improve fuel consumption and to reduce stress on the gearbox. The objective behind the introduction of the H2 SX is to make the sports-tourer extremely comfortable for long-distance touring.
The electronics package of the Ninja H2 SX includes inertial measurement unit, cruise control and Kawasaki ‘Cornering Management Function', KTRC (anti-wheeling and traction control systems), KLCM (launch control, only on SE), KIBS (ABS cornering ), KEBC (engine brake) and KQS (quick shifter).
The Ninja H2 SX is based on the revised trellis frame to accommodate pillion and has a payload capacity of 195kg. The rear section of the motorcycle features integrated hooks for panniers. The kerb weight of the motorcycle stands at 256kg (260kg for the SE variant).
The Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX also features radially-mounted front brake calipers, fully adjustable suspension setup, 19-litre fuel tank and full LED lights. The top-spec H2 SX SE model gets TFT instrument cluster, bigger windscreen and three LED cornering lights integrated to the fairing which will be activated depending on the lean angle. The SE variant also gets up/down quick shifter.
The Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX is the first motorcycle in the sports-tourer segment to get a supercharged engine. The motorcycle is equipped with a host of features to make the Ninja H2 SX extremely comfortable on long-distance touring. Kawasaki states that the motorcycle can easily cross continents and as the tagline says it supercharges your journey.
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