Here it is, the next installment in Kawasaki’s supercharged future. As predicted, the 2020 Kawasaki Z H2 is a supercharged naked bike, with 200hp (147.1 kW) on tap and 101 lbs•ft of (137 Nm) torque from its 998cc four-cylinder engine.
Unlike the Kawasaki Ninja H2, the Z H2 fills the role of the Z family of bikes, and is a true naked bike. But like its H2 siblings, the Kawasaki Zh2 features a green steel trellis frame.
We can see other familiar bits as well, as the TFT dash seems to come from the Versys 1000 SE, and see that the familiar use of an IMU as well as traction control, driving modes, cruise control, corner management, slipper clutch, and quickshifter all come standard.
The suspension pieces come from Showa, with SFF-BP (separate function fork – big piston) forks up front, and a single rear shock mated to a new Uni-Trak swing arm system.
Meanwhile, the brakes come from Brembo and are the bland-by-current-standards M4.32 units with dual 290mm front discs. This makes the braking system up front surprisingly not very high-spec, considering the 200hp that they will be stopping.
As is the trend now, all the lighting is done by LEDs, and we will see the 2020 Kawasaki Z H2 available in three colors. However, Kawasaki is light on some details…namely the weight of the new Z H2, which we have sourced to be at 527 lbs (239kg).
European pricing is set at €17,590 MSRP, which should work out to be around $20,000 MSRP once Kawasaki USA is done with it. However, there is no official word yet from the North American office on availability and pricing of the 2020 Kawasaki Z H2.
Photos of the 2020 Kawasaki Z H2:
Source: Kawasaki Europe