The Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE is being recalled this week, because of an issue with the bike’s center stand, which may see it drop down to the ground unexpectedly. This recall affects all the H2 SX SE motorcycles sold by Kawasaki in the US market, which is 350 units, as well as any H2 SX models that have added the centerstand as an aftermarket option.
The issue concerns the centerstand pin on the Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE, which may have been improperly welded, and may shift or fall off as a result. This can cause the spring that holds the centerstand to detach, and down goes the centerstand.
Since the centerstand dropping unexpectedly causes a safety risk, a recall was filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Kawasaki’s newest supercharged motorcycle is also its most affordable supercharged motorcycle, with the 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX coming to the USA with an MSRP of $19,000.
Even the better-equipped 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE is an “affordable” $22,000, when compared to the more sport-focused H2 models.
Featuring a 200hp version of Kawasaki’s supercharged, four-cylinder, 998cc engine, the Ninja H2 SX is a fully faired sport-tourer, with an emphasis on the sport side of the equation.
The base model comes in any color you want, so long as it’s black, while the Ninja H2 SX SE comes in the traditional Team Green color scheme of Kawasaki.
Kawasaki has made a significant investment in supercharging technology for motorcycles, and the Japanese brand is intent on using its forced-induction prowess on as many models as possible. As such, say hello to Team Green’s third supercharged model, the 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX.
Built to be a sport-tourer, with extra “sport” under the hood, the newest Ninja comes in two flavors: the Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX (black paint) and the Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE (green paint). The latter boatss Kawasaki’s first TFT color dash, as well as cornering lights, launch control, and a quickshifter.
The rest of the specs? How does 201hp strike you from the 998cc four-cylinder engine? All the while giving strong fuel consumption savings, on par with the Kawasaki Versys 1000.