Kawasaki has launched the latest versions of the Ninja H2 SX and the H2 SX SE in the Indian market. For the model year 2024, the motorcycles have been updated to adhere to the latest emission norms. Other than that, the models remain largely unaltered in terms of design, hardware, as well as features. The front end of both bikes is shaped by LED headlights and a transparent visor. When viewed from the side, the motorcycles seem to have cuts and creases – bringing out their aggressive character. Other bits include a split-style seat setup and a side-mounted exhaust. With all this, the 2024 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX and the H2 SX SE are available at a sticker price of Rs 31.95 lakh and Rs 32.95 lakh, respectively. Prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. As for the colour palette, the standard H2 SX model is offered in the Metallic Diablo Black option. The SE trim, on the other hand, is on sale in India in the Metallic Graphite Gray paint option.
2024 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX, H2 SX SE: Powertrain
A 998cc supercharged 4-cylinder engine with a six-speed gearbox powers the 2024 iteration of the Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX and the H2 SX SE. This engine is capable of pumping out 197bhp at 11,000rpm and 137.3Nm of peak torque at 8,500rpm.
2024 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX, H2 SX SE: Hardware
The bikes are suspended with the help of upside-down telescopic forks at the front and a mono-shock at the rear. Braking duties are carried out by two discs at the front and a single disc at the rear. Besides, the Ninja H2 SX SE model comes with Kawasaki's semi-active electronic suspension system for increased comfort. The bikes sit on 17-inch alloy wheels draped in 120/70 front and 190/55 rear tyres.
2024 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX, H2 SX SE: Electronic Aids
A host of electronic aids is offered with both motorcycles. These include an advanced rider assistance system, a tyre pressure monitoring system, vehicle hold assist, blind spot detection, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, traction control, ride modes, etc. Other features include a 6.5-inch TFT screen, ABS, and smartphone connectivity.
2024 Kawasaki Z H2, Z H2 SE Launched As Well
Along with the abovementioned models, the 2024 Kawasaki Z H2 and Z H2 SE are also up for grabs. The former can be had at Rs 23.48 lakh, while the SE trim costs Rs 27.76 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom. The motorcycles haven't received any significant improvements in terms of mechanicals, hardware, and features.
Design-wise, the revamped bikes flaunt a similar look that includes 17-inch alloy wheels on both sides, a side-slung exhaust, a muscular fuel tank, split-style seats, and an aggressively sculpted bulb up front.
In terms of market rivalry, the ZH 2 range competes with the likes of the popular Ducati Streetfighter V4 as well as the BMW S 1000 R in India.