The Japanese automaker Kawasaki has begun the New Year with a bang with the launch of the 2021 Kawasaki Z H2 and Kawasaki Z H2 SE in Indian two-wheeler market. Both the Kawasaki Z H2 and Kawasaki Z H2 SE supercharged naked bikes are now available as built-to-order models. It simply means that the customers who are interested in these bikes will have to make the full payment while booking either of the two bikes. The Kawasaki Z H2 is available for Rs. 21.90 lakh whereas the Kawasaki Z H2 SE is available for Rs. 25.90 lakh.
The main highlight of both the bikes is their engine and are powered by a supercharged, liquid-cooled 998 cc DOHC 16-valve engine which belts out a maximum power output of 198 bhp. The company ensures the intake and exhaust features as well as the bikes’ FI settings have been engineered in order to ensure delivery of robust torque in the low-mid range. The brand has tuned the engine to pump out 200 PS of max power at 11,000 rpm and 137 Nm of torque at 8,500 rpm. The motorbikes get assist and slipper clutch to ease light clutch lever functioning and also reduce back-torque while downshifting.
The new Kawasaki Z H2 and Kawasaki Z H2 SE get a number of electronic aids for the rider which includes KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control), KLCM (Kawasaki Launch Control Mode), KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function), KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System), KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter), Electronic Cruise Control, etc.
The major difference between the both bikes is in terms of hardware. Both the motorbikes feature Showa SFF-BP front forks but the Kawasaki Z H2 SE comes with KECS (Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension) with Showa’s Skyhook Technology. Similarly, the Kawasaki Z H2 model has Brembo M4.32 front brake callipers whereas the Kawasaki Z H2 SE has Brembo stylema front brake callipers. Both the motorcycles are available in one single colour option i.e. Metallic Diablo Black/Golden Blazed Green with a few minor differences. Kawasaki’s Sugomi design idea definitely imparts an intimidating visual appeal to both the motorbikes which make their look mean and aggressive. The sheer size of both the motorbikes is also noticeable.