Kawasaki recently rolled out the latest version of its supercharged streetfighters, the 2023 Z H2 and Z H2 SE, in the Indian market. It seems that aside from a few styling updates, the motorcycles essentially remain the same in their all-new avatar. For 2023, both bikes are going to be available in a single brand-new shade called Metallic Matte Graphene Steel Grey. Notably, except for the pricing, practically everything else remains the same for the new Z H2 and Z H2 SE, including the frame, power, torque, and features. Now, the Kawasaki Z H2 and the Z H2 SE earlier retailed at Rs 22.79 lakh and Rs 26.95 lakh, respectively. However, following the latest update for the year 2023, the former can currently be purchased at Rs 23.48 lakh, while the latter will set you back by Rs 27.76 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom. Read on to know more about the engine, features, and other aspects of the bikes.
2024 Kawasaki Z H2, Z H2 SE: Engine and Gearbox
Both the Z H2 and the Z H2 SE are powered by a 998cc inline four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with a supercharger capable of churning out 197.2bhp of maximum power at 11,000rpm and 137Nm of peak torque at 8,500rpm. Further, the engine is coupled to a six-speed transmission.
2024 Kawasaki Z H2, Z H2 SE: Styling Updates
On the design front, the bikes from the Japanese bike manufacturer sport a similar look, with 17-inch alloy wheels (front and rear), a side-slung exhaust, a muscular fuel tank, split-style seats, and an aggressively-looking bulb up front. The base Z H2 model is offered in Metallic Carbon Grey with the Ebony paint scheme, while the more expensive Z H2 SE version can be had in the Metallic Matte Graphene Steel Grey with the Ebony shade. Moreover, the top-spec model also gets green-coloured frame and engine cowl.
2024 Kawasaki Z H2, Z H2 SE: Hardware and Other Details
The manual suspension arrangement on the 2024 Z H2 standard model gives riders the option to customise their ride to suit their preferences and riding patterns. However, the Showa Skyhook Technology, available with the 2 H2 SE, kicks things up a notch by adding electrically-adjustable shock absorption technology. According to the bikemaker, this cutting-edge technology guarantees maximum control and stability even in the most difficult driving conditions. Also, each motorcycle variant has a single 260mm rotor and two front 320mm discs for braking duties.
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2024 Kawasaki Z H2, Z H2 SE: Market Competition
In terms of market rivals, the ZH 2 range competes with the likes of the popular Ducati Streetfighter V4 and the BMW S 1000 R in India.
2024 Kawasaki Ninja 650 Launched in India
A few days ago, Kawasaki also launched the 2024 iteration of the Ninja 650 for our home market at Rs 7.16 lakh (ex-showroom). It is powered by a 649cc parallel-twin engine, which produces 67.3bhp and 64Nm. It has a 6-speed gearbox for transmission. The update modifies the engine to suit the latest emission standards and E20 fuel regulations. The motorcycle has a trellis frame, dual front discs, telescopic front forks, a single rear rotor, and a rear mono-shock. Tubeless tyres with front and rear sections measuring 120/70 and 160/60 are mounted on 17-inch alloy wheels. The bike's appearance is identical to that of the previous model.
Coming to the features, the Ninja 650 still gets a traction control system, a Bluetooth-enabled colour TFT display, and dual-channel ABS. The new 650 competes with models like the Kawasaki Z650, CFMoto 650GT, Triumph Trident 660, and Honda CBR650R.