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2020 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE+
2020 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE+

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Kawasaki
Model Year
2020
2020
Model
Ninja H2 SX SE+
Ninja H2 SX SE+
Model Code
ZX1002DLFL
ZX1002DLFL
Color
Emerald Blazed Green / Metallic Diablo Black / Metallic Graphite Gray
Emerald Blazed Green / Metallic Diablo Black / Metallic Graphite Gray

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston monobloc calipers, dual semi-floating 320 mm discs, KIBS ABS

Rear - Opposed 2-piston calipers, single 250 mm disc, KIBS ABS

Front - Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston monobloc calipers, dual semi-floating 320 mm discs, KIBS ABS

Rear - Opposed 2-piston calipers, single 250 mm disc, KIBS ABS

Tires

Front - 120 / 70 ZR17 (58W)

Rear - 190 / 55 ZR17 (75W)

Front - 120 / 70 ZR17 (58W)

Rear - 190 / 55 ZR17 (75W)

Dimensions

Length
Overall - 84.1 in.
Overall - 84.1 in.
Height
Overall - 49.6 in.
Overall - 49.6 in.
Width
Overall - 30.5 in.
Overall - 30.5 in.
Weight
Curb - 577.7 lb.
Curb - 577.7 lb.
Ground Clearance
5.1 in.
5.1 in.
Wheelbase
58.3 in.
58.3 in.
Seat Height
32.9 in.
32.9 in.

Drivetrain

Transmission
6-speed, return, dog-ring
6-speed, return, dog-ring
Final Drive
Sealed chain
Sealed chain

Electrical

Instrumentation
High-tech
High-tech
Advanced Electronics
Yes
Yes

Engine

Engine
4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, supercharged
4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, supercharged
Cooling
liquid
liquid
Cylinders
4
4
Displacement
998 cc
998 cc
Bore x Stroke
76 x 55 mm
76 x 55 mm
Compression Ratio
11.2:1
11.2:1
Fuel System
DFI® with 40 mm throttle bodies (4) with dual injection
DFI® with 40 mm throttle bodies (4) with dual injection
Ignition
Digital
Digital
Fuel Capacity
5 gal.
5 gal.

Operational

Frame
Trellis, high-tensile steel, with swingarm mounting plate
Trellis, high-tensile steel, with swingarm mounting plate
Front Suspension
43 mm inverted fork with KECS-controlled rebound and compression damping, manual spring preload adjustability and top-out springs; 4.7 in. travel
43 mm inverted fork with KECS-controlled rebound and compression damping, manual spring preload adjustability and top-out springs; 4.7 in. travel
Rear Suspension
New Uni-Trak®, BFRC gas charged shock with piggyback reservoir, KECS-controlled compression and rebound damping electronically-adjustable spring preload; 5.5 in. travel
New Uni-Trak®, BFRC gas charged shock with piggyback reservoir, KECS-controlled compression and rebound damping electronically-adjustable spring preload; 5.5 in. travel
Rake
24.7°
24.7°
Trail
4.1 in.
4.1 in.

Other

Includes

Electronic Rider Aids - Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension (KECS), Kawasaki Cornering Management Function (KCMF), Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM), Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS), Kawasaki Engine Brake Control, Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS) (dual direction), Electronic Cruise Control, LED Cornering Lights

Economical Riding Indicator

Electronic Rider Aids - Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension (KECS), Kawasaki Cornering Management Function (KCMF), Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM), Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS), Kawasaki Engine Brake Control, Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS) (dual direction), Electronic Cruise Control, LED Cornering Lights

Economical Riding Indicator

Warranty
12 Month Limited
12 Month Limited

Features

Advanced Electronics

  • INTELLIGENT & HIGH-TECH: Key enhancements bring Kawasaki’s finest electronics management technology to the Ninja H2™ SX SE+, resulting in precise chassis orientation awareness that assists a rider’s ability to adapt to a wide range of street riding conditions and scenarios.
  • INTERTIAL MEASUREMENT UNIT: This next-level system enables predictive and adaptive electronics for precise chassis orientation awareness. Compact IMU enables inertia along 6 Degrees of Freedom to be monitored. Acceleration along longitudinal, transverse and vertical axes plus roll rate and pitch are measured. The yaw rate is calculated by the ECU using Kawasaki’s proprietary dynamic modeling software.
  • KAWASAKI CORNERING MANAGEMENT FUNCTION & BLUETOOTH® TECHNOLOGY: Using the latest evolution of modeling software and feedback, KCMF monitors engine and chassis parameters through the corner, modulating brake force and engine power for smooth transitions while assisting riders in tracing their intended line. Bluetooth® smartphone connectivity (using RIDEOLOGY THE APP) provides access to vehicle information, riding logs and phone notifications. RIDEOLOGY THE APP is not intended for use during vehicle operation. Only use RIDEOLOGY THE APP when the vehicle is not being operated and it is safe to do so.
  • KAWASAKI TRACTION CONTROL: Whereas many competitive traction control systems react to wheel-slip, this IMU-enhanced feedback version of KTRC predicts conditions and acts before slippage exceeds the range for optimal traction. When turned on, riders can choose from 3 modes, allowing riders to choose the degree in which each mode intervenes during riding. Riders may also elect to turn the system off.
  • USEFUL INFORMATION AT A GLANCE: The instrumentation design combines a full digital LCD screen with an analogue-style tachometer. LCD screen features a negative display (white characters on a black background), contributing to the high-quality image. In addition to the digital speedometer and gear position indicator, display functions include: fuel gauge, odometer, dual trip meters, current mileage, average mileage, fuel consumption, bank angle display and max bank angle recording function, coolant temperature, boost indicator, boost (intake air chamber) temperature, clock, Economical Riding Indicator and IMU indicator.
  • FULL, MIDDLE & LOW: The Ninja H2™ SX SE+ motorcycle comes with three power modes: Full, Middle and Low, allowing riders to select power delivery to suit their preference and riding conditions.
  • EXCELLENT VISIBILITY: The Ninja H2™ SX SE+ motorcycle is equipped with LED lights from headlamp to taillight.
  • SUITED TO YOUR RIDE: This system allows riders to set engine braking according to preference. When the system is activated, the engine braking effect is reduced, providing less interference when sport riding.

Chassis Management Technology

  • ABS (ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM): Kawasaki ABS systems use front and rear wheel sensors to constantly monitor wheel speed. Should information from either of the sensors indicate that wheel lock has occurred, the ABS ECU directs the pump in the ABS unit to modulate brake fluid pressure (releasing and reapplying pressure so that traction can be regained) until normal operation resumes. ABS offers rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment.
  • CORNERING LIGHTS: A set of three LED lights built into each side of the fairing help illuminate the road when cornering at night. Each of the three lights has a fixed direction and is activated based on lean angle. As the bike leans over, the lights come on in order, creating a wider illuminated path in the direction the bike is heading.
  • KECS (KAWASAKI ELECTRONIC CONTROL SUSPENSION): KECS adapts to road and riding conditions in real time, providing the ideal amount of damping called for by electronically adjusting damping to suit vehicle speed and suspension stroke speed. Deceleration is also taken into account, which allows the system to help manage pitching that may occur during braking. Control via solenoid valve with direct actuation enables an extremely quick reaction time, making KECS ideal for sport riding applications, where natural feeling is crucial to feeling at one with the bike. Built-in stroke sensors on both the fork and rear shock provide real-time stroke speed and compression information. Input from the sensor coils to the KECS ECU is complemented by information provided by the IMU (acceleration/deceleration) and the FI ECU (vehicle speed). The KECS ECU then directs current to the solenoids to adjust damping as required by the situation. Selectable modes allow riders to choose softer or firmer base settings.
  • KIBS (KAWASAKI INTELLIGENT ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM): Kawasaki developed KIBS to take into account the particular handling characteristics of supersport motorcycles, ensuring highly efficient braking with minimal intrusion during sport riding. It is the first mass-production brake system to link the ABS ECU (Electronic Control Unit) and engine ECU. In addition to front and rear wheel speed, KIBS monitors front brake caliper hydraulic pressure, throttle position, engine speed, clutch actuation and gear position. This diverse information is analyzed to determine the ideal front brake hydraulic pressure. Through precise control, hydraulic pressure is modulated in much smaller increments than with standard ABS systems. The system limits rear wheel lift under heavy braking and takes downshifting into account while braking, allowing the rider to manage the rear brake. And because of the finer control, kickback to the brake lever is minimal, resulting in a very natural feeling.

Engine Management Technology

  • ASSIST & SLIPPER CLUTCH: Based on feedback from racing activities, the Assist & Slipper Clutch uses two types of cams (an assist cam and a slipper cam) to either drive the clutch hub and operating plate together or apart. Under normal operation, the assist cam functions as a self-servo mechanism, pulling the clutch hub and operating plate together to compress the clutch plates. This allows the total clutch spring load to be reduced, resulting in a lighter clutch lever feel when operating the clutch. When excessive engine braking occurs – as a result of quick downshifts (or an accidental downshift) – the slipper cam comes into play, forcing the clutch hub and operating plate apart. This relieves pressure on the clutch plates to reduce back-torque and helps prevent the rear tire from hopping and skidding. This race-style function is particularly useful when sport or track riding.
  • ECONOMICAL RIDING INDICATOR: Using high-precision electronic control for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elements under the rider's control. The Economical Riding Indicator is a function that indicates when current riding conditions are consuming a low amount of fuel. The system continuously monitors fuel consumption, regardless of vehicle speed, engine speed, throttle position and other riding conditions. When fuel consumption is low for a given speed (i.e. fuel efficiency is high), an "ECO" mark appears on the instrument panel's LCD screen. By riding so that the "ECO" mark remains on, fuel consumption can be reduced. While effective vehicle speed and engine speed may vary by model, paying attention to conditions that cause the "ECO" mark to appear can help riders improve their fuel efficiency – a handy way to increase cruising range. Further, keeping fuel consumption low also helps minimize negative impact on the environment.
  • ELECTRONIC CRUISE CONTROL: Electronic Cruise Control allows a desired speed (engine rpm) to be maintained with the simple press of a button. Once activated, the rider does not have to constantly apply the throttle. This reduces stress on the right hand when traveling long distances, enabling relaxed cruising and contributing to a high level of riding comfort.
  • ELECTRONIC THROTTLE VALVES: Kawasaki’s fully electronic throttle actuation system enables the ECU to control the volume of both the fuel (via fuel injectors) and the air (via throttle valves) delivered to the engine. Ideal fuel injection and throttle valve position results in smooth, natural engine response and the ideal engine output. The system also makes a significant contribution to reduced emissions. Electronic throttle valves also enable more precise control of electronic engine management systems like S-KTRC and KTRC, and allow the implementation of electronic systems like KLCM, Kawasaki Engine Brake Control, and Electronic Cruise Control.
  • KAWASAKI ENGINE BRAKE CONTROL: The Kawasaki Engine Brake Control system allows riders to select the amount of engine braking they prefer. When the system is activated, the engine braking effect is reduced, providing less interference when riding on the track.
  • KLCM (KAWASAKI LAUNCH CONTROL MODE): Designed to assist riders by optimizing acceleration from a stop, KLCM electronically manages engine output to minimize wheel spin when moving off. With the clutch lever pulled in and the system activated, engine speed is limited to a determined speed while the rider holds the throttle open. Once the rider releases the clutch lever to engage the clutch, engine speed is allowed to increase, but power is regulated to minimize wheel spin and help keep the front wheel on the ground. The system disengages automatically once a predetermined speed has been reached, or when the rider shifts into third gear. Depending on the model, riders can choose from multiple modes, each offering a progressively greater level of intrusion.
  • KQS (KAWASAKI QUICK SHIFTER): Designed to help riders maximize their acceleration on the track by enabling clutchless upshifts with the throttle fully open, KQS detects that the shift lever has been actuated and sends a signal to the ECU to cut ignition so that the next gear can be engaged without having to use the clutch. On models that offer clutchless downshifts, during deceleration the system automatically controls engine speed so that the next lower gear can be selected without operating the clutch.
  • POWER MODES: Models equipped with multiple Power Modes offer riders an easily selectable choice of engine power delivery to suit riding conditions or preference. In addition to Full Power mode, one (Low) or two (Middle, Low) alternate mode(s) in which maximum power is limited and throttle response is milder are provided.
  • SMARTPHONE CONNECTIVITY: Clever technology enables riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly. Using the smartphone application “RIDEOLOGY THE APP,” a number of instrument functions can be accessed, contributing to an enhanced motorcycling experience. Vehicle information (such as the odometer, fuel gauge, maintenance schedule, etc) can be viewed on the smartphone. Riding logs (varies by model, but may include GPS route, gear position, rpm, and other information) can be viewed on the smartphone. When connected, telephone (call, mail) notices are displayed on the instrument panel. Riders can also make changes to their motorcycle’s instrument display settings (preferred units, clock and date setting, etc) via the smartphone. And on certain models, it is even possible to check and adjust vehicle settings (such as Rider Mode, electronic rider support features, and payload settings) using the smartphone.
  • SUPERCHARGED ENGINE: Drawing on the know-how and technology possessed by the Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI), Kawasaki’s supercharged engine delivers high engine output while maintaining a compact design. The key to achieving this incredible performance lies in the engine’s supercharger – a motorcycle-specific unit designed completely in-house with technology from the Kawasaki Gas Turbine & Machinery Company, Aerospace Company and Corporate Technology Division. One of the greatest benefits of designing the supercharger in-house and tailoring its design to match the engine’s characteristics was that engineers were able to achieve high-efficiency operation over a wide range of conditions – something that would not have been possible by simply dropping in or trying to adapt an aftermarket automotive supercharger. The importance of high efficiency in a supercharger is that, as the air is compressed, power-robbing heat gain is minimal. And while many superchargers are able to offer high-efficiency operation in a very limited range of conditions, the Kawasaki supercharger offers high efficiency over a wide range of pressure ratios and flow rates – meaning over a wide range of engine speeds and vehicle speeds. This wide range of efficient operation (similar to having a wide power band) easily translates to strong acceleration. The supercharger’s high efficiency and minimal heat gain also meant that an intercooler was unnecessary, greatly saving weight and space, and enabling the engine’s compact design.

Other Features

  • Full color LCD display and Integrated Riding Modes, clean-mount saddlebag system, ample wind protection.

Performance

  • UNMATCHED PERFORMANCE: The massive power of the Ninja H2™ SX SE+ motorcycle’s balanced supercharged engine demands a multitude of high-performance components to ensure an effortless yet powerful experience to dominate the open road.
  • SUPERSPORT-GRADE: Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension (KECS) combines high-quality components with the latest electronic control technology to adjust damping in real-time based on riding conditions. The fully adjustable Uni-Trak® rear suspension delivers a balance of ride comfort and sport performance while the remote shock preload adjuster allows easy preload adjustment to better accommodate varying loads or riding styles. Up front, the inverted low friction cartridge fork offers superb action and is fully adjustable.
  • SUPERB STOPPING POWER: In the front, 2 massive 320mm semi-floating discs are gripped by dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston, monobloc calipers, delivering strong braking force and superb feel. In the rear, a 250mm disc with twin-piston caliper provides strong braking performance.
  • KAWASAKI INTELLIGENT ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM: The IMU-enabled Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS) is a supersport-grade high-precision multi-sensing ABS brake assistance system that uses high-precision control to modulate brake pressure during sport riding.
  • STYLISH & SPORTY: The cast aluminum wheels were designed for optimized rigidity, which contributes to high-speed stability whether riding alone, or with a passenger and cargo. The star-pattern 5-spoke wheel design offers optimum rigidity for high-power performance at highway speeds.
  • RIGID & DURABLE: The lightweight trellis frame provides strength to harness the incredible power of the supercharged engine and features a balanced flex to achieve optimal rigidity for both sport riding and comfortable sport touring. The Ninja H2™ SX SE+ motorcycle shares a trellis frame design similar to that of its Ninja H2 and Ninja H2R counterparts, but it has been completely redesigned to accommodate passengers and luggage.

Sport Touring Capability

  • COMFORT FOR THE JOURNEY: The sporty yet relaxed riding position of the Ninja H2™ SX SE+ motorcyle accommodates solo and 2-up riding for a wide variety of riding situations.
  • GO THE DISTANCE: The Ninja H2™ SX SE+ motorcycle’s superb fuel efficiency combined with a five-gallon fuel tank delivers outstanding cruising range. Added comfort comes thanks to a balance of wind protection and aerodynamics produced by the full-fairing bodywork.
  • EASY & ACCESSIBLE: A simple press of a button allows the rider to set a desired speed to enable relaxing cruising and enhanced riding comfort.

Supercharged Power

  • POWER FOR THE DISTANCE: The Ninja H2™ SX SE+ streetbike's supercharged engine creates unprecedented power for remarkable acceleration. The heavy growl of the boosted liter-class engine is a sound the streets won't soon forget.
  • POWERFUL & EFFICIENT: The Ninja H2™ SX SE+ motorcycle’s supercharger was designed to offer both power and fuel efficiency. Operating in sync with the engine, the supercharger allows high-efficiency operation over a wider range of conditions than could be provided by any other typical supercharger. As a result of the supercharger’s efficiency, no large, heavy intercooler is required to cool the compressed air.
  • OPTIMAL AIRFLOW: To match the airflow requirements of the supercharged engine, the Ninja H2™ SX SE+ motorcycle was designed with a Ram Air duct which routes fresh air to the supercharger in as straight a line as possible, contributing to the increased supercharger efficiency. Air supplied to the supercharger enters via a single Ram Air intake in the left side of the upper cowl to optimize flow.
  • PRECISELY ENGINEERED: The shape and angle of the Ninja H2™ SX SE+ motorcycle’s supercharger impeller blades are optimized for the high-efficiency engine. The complex impeller is formed from a forged aluminum block using a 5-axis CNC machining center for precision and durability. Grooves etched into the blade surfaces help direct the airflow.
  • BUILT FOR PERFORMANCE: The planetary gear train runs off the crankshaft—with speed stepped up by an intermediary gear—ultimately producing an impeller rotation of 9.2x the crank speed, reaching maximum speeds of nearly 130,000 rpm, to produce optimal airflow.
  • ABSOLUTE POWER: The balanced supercharged engine was developed for everyday street riding and delivers a versatile engine character that supports relaxed long-distance riding, easy manageability at slow speeds, exhilarating acceleration and superb fuel efficiency.

Advanced Electronics

  • INTELLIGENT & HIGH-TECH: Key enhancements bring Kawasaki’s finest electronics management technology to the Ninja H2™ SX SE+, resulting in precise chassis orientation awareness that assists a rider’s ability to adapt to a wide range of street riding conditions and scenarios.
  • INTERTIAL MEASUREMENT UNIT: This next-level system enables predictive and adaptive electronics for precise chassis orientation awareness. Compact IMU enables inertia along 6 Degrees of Freedom to be monitored. Acceleration along longitudinal, transverse and vertical axes plus roll rate and pitch are measured. The yaw rate is calculated by the ECU using Kawasaki’s proprietary dynamic modeling software.
  • KAWASAKI CORNERING MANAGEMENT FUNCTION & BLUETOOTH® TECHNOLOGY: Using the latest evolution of modeling software and feedback, KCMF monitors engine and chassis parameters through the corner, modulating brake force and engine power for smooth transitions while assisting riders in tracing their intended line. Bluetooth® smartphone connectivity (using RIDEOLOGY THE APP) provides access to vehicle information, riding logs and phone notifications. RIDEOLOGY THE APP is not intended for use during vehicle operation. Only use RIDEOLOGY THE APP when the vehicle is not being operated and it is safe to do so.
  • KAWASAKI TRACTION CONTROL: Whereas many competitive traction control systems react to wheel-slip, this IMU-enhanced feedback version of KTRC predicts conditions and acts before slippage exceeds the range for optimal traction. When turned on, riders can choose from 3 modes, allowing riders to choose the degree in which each mode intervenes during riding. Riders may also elect to turn the system off.
  • USEFUL INFORMATION AT A GLANCE: The instrumentation design combines a full digital LCD screen with an analogue-style tachometer. LCD screen features a negative display (white characters on a black background), contributing to the high-quality image. In addition to the digital speedometer and gear position indicator, display functions include: fuel gauge, odometer, dual trip meters, current mileage, average mileage, fuel consumption, bank angle display and max bank angle recording function, coolant temperature, boost indicator, boost (intake air chamber) temperature, clock, Economical Riding Indicator and IMU indicator.
  • FULL, MIDDLE & LOW: The Ninja H2™ SX SE+ motorcycle comes with three power modes: Full, Middle and Low, allowing riders to select power delivery to suit their preference and riding conditions.
  • EXCELLENT VISIBILITY: The Ninja H2™ SX SE+ motorcycle is equipped with LED lights from headlamp to taillight.
  • SUITED TO YOUR RIDE: This system allows riders to set engine braking according to preference. When the system is activated, the engine braking effect is reduced, providing less interference when sport riding.

Chassis Management Technology

  • ABS (ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM): Kawasaki ABS systems use front and rear wheel sensors to constantly monitor wheel speed. Should information from either of the sensors indicate that wheel lock has occurred, the ABS ECU directs the pump in the ABS unit to modulate brake fluid pressure (releasing and reapplying pressure so that traction can be regained) until normal operation resumes. ABS offers rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment.
  • CORNERING LIGHTS: A set of three LED lights built into each side of the fairing help illuminate the road when cornering at night. Each of the three lights has a fixed direction and is activated based on lean angle. As the bike leans over, the lights come on in order, creating a wider illuminated path in the direction the bike is heading.
  • KECS (KAWASAKI ELECTRONIC CONTROL SUSPENSION): KECS adapts to road and riding conditions in real time, providing the ideal amount of damping called for by electronically adjusting damping to suit vehicle speed and suspension stroke speed. Deceleration is also taken into account, which allows the system to help manage pitching that may occur during braking. Control via solenoid valve with direct actuation enables an extremely quick reaction time, making KECS ideal for sport riding applications, where natural feeling is crucial to feeling at one with the bike. Built-in stroke sensors on both the fork and rear shock provide real-time stroke speed and compression information. Input from the sensor coils to the KECS ECU is complemented by information provided by the IMU (acceleration/deceleration) and the FI ECU (vehicle speed). The KECS ECU then directs current to the solenoids to adjust damping as required by the situation. Selectable modes allow riders to choose softer or firmer base settings.
  • KIBS (KAWASAKI INTELLIGENT ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM): Kawasaki developed KIBS to take into account the particular handling characteristics of supersport motorcycles, ensuring highly efficient braking with minimal intrusion during sport riding. It is the first mass-production brake system to link the ABS ECU (Electronic Control Unit) and engine ECU. In addition to front and rear wheel speed, KIBS monitors front brake caliper hydraulic pressure, throttle position, engine speed, clutch actuation and gear position. This diverse information is analyzed to determine the ideal front brake hydraulic pressure. Through precise control, hydraulic pressure is modulated in much smaller increments than with standard ABS systems. The system limits rear wheel lift under heavy braking and takes downshifting into account while braking, allowing the rider to manage the rear brake. And because of the finer control, kickback to the brake lever is minimal, resulting in a very natural feeling.

Engine Management Technology

  • ASSIST & SLIPPER CLUTCH: Based on feedback from racing activities, the Assist & Slipper Clutch uses two types of cams (an assist cam and a slipper cam) to either drive the clutch hub and operating plate together or apart. Under normal operation, the assist cam functions as a self-servo mechanism, pulling the clutch hub and operating plate together to compress the clutch plates. This allows the total clutch spring load to be reduced, resulting in a lighter clutch lever feel when operating the clutch. When excessive engine braking occurs – as a result of quick downshifts (or an accidental downshift) – the slipper cam comes into play, forcing the clutch hub and operating plate apart. This relieves pressure on the clutch plates to reduce back-torque and helps prevent the rear tire from hopping and skidding. This race-style function is particularly useful when sport or track riding.
  • ECONOMICAL RIDING INDICATOR: Using high-precision electronic control for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elements under the rider's control. The Economical Riding Indicator is a function that indicates when current riding conditions are consuming a low amount of fuel. The system continuously monitors fuel consumption, regardless of vehicle speed, engine speed, throttle position and other riding conditions. When fuel consumption is low for a given speed (i.e. fuel efficiency is high), an "ECO" mark appears on the instrument panel's LCD screen. By riding so that the "ECO" mark remains on, fuel consumption can be reduced. While effective vehicle speed and engine speed may vary by model, paying attention to conditions that cause the "ECO" mark to appear can help riders improve their fuel efficiency – a handy way to increase cruising range. Further, keeping fuel consumption low also helps minimize negative impact on the environment.
  • ELECTRONIC CRUISE CONTROL: Electronic Cruise Control allows a desired speed (engine rpm) to be maintained with the simple press of a button. Once activated, the rider does not have to constantly apply the throttle. This reduces stress on the right hand when traveling long distances, enabling relaxed cruising and contributing to a high level of riding comfort.
  • ELECTRONIC THROTTLE VALVES: Kawasaki’s fully electronic throttle actuation system enables the ECU to control the volume of both the fuel (via fuel injectors) and the air (via throttle valves) delivered to the engine. Ideal fuel injection and throttle valve position results in smooth, natural engine response and the ideal engine output. The system also makes a significant contribution to reduced emissions. Electronic throttle valves also enable more precise control of electronic engine management systems like S-KTRC and KTRC, and allow the implementation of electronic systems like KLCM, Kawasaki Engine Brake Control, and Electronic Cruise Control.
  • KAWASAKI ENGINE BRAKE CONTROL: The Kawasaki Engine Brake Control system allows riders to select the amount of engine braking they prefer. When the system is activated, the engine braking effect is reduced, providing less interference when riding on the track.
  • KLCM (KAWASAKI LAUNCH CONTROL MODE): Designed to assist riders by optimizing acceleration from a stop, KLCM electronically manages engine output to minimize wheel spin when moving off. With the clutch lever pulled in and the system activated, engine speed is limited to a determined speed while the rider holds the throttle open. Once the rider releases the clutch lever to engage the clutch, engine speed is allowed to increase, but power is regulated to minimize wheel spin and help keep the front wheel on the ground. The system disengages automatically once a predetermined speed has been reached, or when the rider shifts into third gear. Depending on the model, riders can choose from multiple modes, each offering a progressively greater level of intrusion.
  • KQS (KAWASAKI QUICK SHIFTER): Designed to help riders maximize their acceleration on the track by enabling clutchless upshifts with the throttle fully open, KQS detects that the shift lever has been actuated and sends a signal to the ECU to cut ignition so that the next gear can be engaged without having to use the clutch. On models that offer clutchless downshifts, during deceleration the system automatically controls engine speed so that the next lower gear can be selected without operating the clutch.
  • POWER MODES: Models equipped with multiple Power Modes offer riders an easily selectable choice of engine power delivery to suit riding conditions or preference. In addition to Full Power mode, one (Low) or two (Middle, Low) alternate mode(s) in which maximum power is limited and throttle response is milder are provided.
  • SMARTPHONE CONNECTIVITY: Clever technology enables riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly. Using the smartphone application “RIDEOLOGY THE APP,” a number of instrument functions can be accessed, contributing to an enhanced motorcycling experience. Vehicle information (such as the odometer, fuel gauge, maintenance schedule, etc) can be viewed on the smartphone. Riding logs (varies by model, but may include GPS route, gear position, rpm, and other information) can be viewed on the smartphone. When connected, telephone (call, mail) notices are displayed on the instrument panel. Riders can also make changes to their motorcycle’s instrument display settings (preferred units, clock and date setting, etc) via the smartphone. And on certain models, it is even possible to check and adjust vehicle settings (such as Rider Mode, electronic rider support features, and payload settings) using the smartphone.
  • SUPERCHARGED ENGINE: Drawing on the know-how and technology possessed by the Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI), Kawasaki’s supercharged engine delivers high engine output while maintaining a compact design. The key to achieving this incredible performance lies in the engine’s supercharger – a motorcycle-specific unit designed completely in-house with technology from the Kawasaki Gas Turbine & Machinery Company, Aerospace Company and Corporate Technology Division. One of the greatest benefits of designing the supercharger in-house and tailoring its design to match the engine’s characteristics was that engineers were able to achieve high-efficiency operation over a wide range of conditions – something that would not have been possible by simply dropping in or trying to adapt an aftermarket automotive supercharger. The importance of high efficiency in a supercharger is that, as the air is compressed, power-robbing heat gain is minimal. And while many superchargers are able to offer high-efficiency operation in a very limited range of conditions, the Kawasaki supercharger offers high efficiency over a wide range of pressure ratios and flow rates – meaning over a wide range of engine speeds and vehicle speeds. This wide range of efficient operation (similar to having a wide power band) easily translates to strong acceleration. The supercharger’s high efficiency and minimal heat gain also meant that an intercooler was unnecessary, greatly saving weight and space, and enabling the engine’s compact design.

Other Features

  • Full color LCD display and Integrated Riding Modes, clean-mount saddlebag system, ample wind protection.

Performance

  • UNMATCHED PERFORMANCE: The massive power of the Ninja H2™ SX SE+ motorcycle’s balanced supercharged engine demands a multitude of high-performance components to ensure an effortless yet powerful experience to dominate the open road.
  • SUPERSPORT-GRADE: Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension (KECS) combines high-quality components with the latest electronic control technology to adjust damping in real-time based on riding conditions. The fully adjustable Uni-Trak® rear suspension delivers a balance of ride comfort and sport performance while the remote shock preload adjuster allows easy preload adjustment to better accommodate varying loads or riding styles. Up front, the inverted low friction cartridge fork offers superb action and is fully adjustable.
  • SUPERB STOPPING POWER: In the front, 2 massive 320mm semi-floating discs are gripped by dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston, monobloc calipers, delivering strong braking force and superb feel. In the rear, a 250mm disc with twin-piston caliper provides strong braking performance.
  • KAWASAKI INTELLIGENT ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM: The IMU-enabled Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS) is a supersport-grade high-precision multi-sensing ABS brake assistance system that uses high-precision control to modulate brake pressure during sport riding.
  • STYLISH & SPORTY: The cast aluminum wheels were designed for optimized rigidity, which contributes to high-speed stability whether riding alone, or with a passenger and cargo. The star-pattern 5-spoke wheel design offers optimum rigidity for high-power performance at highway speeds.
  • RIGID & DURABLE: The lightweight trellis frame provides strength to harness the incredible power of the supercharged engine and features a balanced flex to achieve optimal rigidity for both sport riding and comfortable sport touring. The Ninja H2™ SX SE+ motorcycle shares a trellis frame design similar to that of its Ninja H2 and Ninja H2R counterparts, but it has been completely redesigned to accommodate passengers and luggage.

Sport Touring Capability

  • COMFORT FOR THE JOURNEY: The sporty yet relaxed riding position of the Ninja H2™ SX SE+ motorcyle accommodates solo and 2-up riding for a wide variety of riding situations.
  • GO THE DISTANCE: The Ninja H2™ SX SE+ motorcycle’s superb fuel efficiency combined with a five-gallon fuel tank delivers outstanding cruising range. Added comfort comes thanks to a balance of wind protection and aerodynamics produced by the full-fairing bodywork.
  • EASY & ACCESSIBLE: A simple press of a button allows the rider to set a desired speed to enable relaxing cruising and enhanced riding comfort.

Supercharged Power

  • POWER FOR THE DISTANCE: The Ninja H2™ SX SE+ streetbike's supercharged engine creates unprecedented power for remarkable acceleration. The heavy growl of the boosted liter-class engine is a sound the streets won't soon forget.
  • POWERFUL & EFFICIENT: The Ninja H2™ SX SE+ motorcycle’s supercharger was designed to offer both power and fuel efficiency. Operating in sync with the engine, the supercharger allows high-efficiency operation over a wider range of conditions than could be provided by any other typical supercharger. As a result of the supercharger’s efficiency, no large, heavy intercooler is required to cool the compressed air.
  • OPTIMAL AIRFLOW: To match the airflow requirements of the supercharged engine, the Ninja H2™ SX SE+ motorcycle was designed with a Ram Air duct which routes fresh air to the supercharger in as straight a line as possible, contributing to the increased supercharger efficiency. Air supplied to the supercharger enters via a single Ram Air intake in the left side of the upper cowl to optimize flow.
  • PRECISELY ENGINEERED: The shape and angle of the Ninja H2™ SX SE+ motorcycle’s supercharger impeller blades are optimized for the high-efficiency engine. The complex impeller is formed from a forged aluminum block using a 5-axis CNC machining center for precision and durability. Grooves etched into the blade surfaces help direct the airflow.
  • BUILT FOR PERFORMANCE: The planetary gear train runs off the crankshaft—with speed stepped up by an intermediary gear—ultimately producing an impeller rotation of 9.2x the crank speed, reaching maximum speeds of nearly 130,000 rpm, to produce optimal airflow.
  • ABSOLUTE POWER: The balanced supercharged engine was developed for everyday street riding and delivers a versatile engine character that supports relaxed long-distance riding, easy manageability at slow speeds, exhilarating acceleration and superb fuel efficiency.