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The Kawasaki H2 SX is perhaps the most powerful sports tourer available in the market and for 2023, the supercharged machine will feature auto-high-beam. 

  • The Kawasaki H2 SX received significant update in 2022 including a new radar sensor technology.
  • For 2023, Kawasaki adds Auto-High Beam to the H2 SX electronic package. 

Not much has changed on the 2023 H2 SX as the potent sports tourer already fitted with a host of upgrade last year including a twin radar system that features adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and blind spot detection. 

Kawasaki also equipped the H2 SX with a new 6.5-inch TFT in 2022 that allows the bike to get connected with Kawasaki Rideology app. 

Nonetheless, the most significant upgrade for 2023 is the introduction of the Auto High Beam (AHB) function. 

Although the name itself is self-explanatory, the AHB works together with the light-detecting sensor which then send information to the computer to notify when it is necessary to activate the high-beam. 

The on-board cameras detect the light level from the bike’s surrounding including street lights and vehicles and calculate the whether the high-beam should be engaged. 

“For the system to function, the dimmer/passing switch must be set to high beam and the bike must be travelling above 20 km/h in darkness. With the system engaged a green icon is displayed on the 6.5” TFT multifunction, colour instrument screen,” said Kawasaki. 

Additionally, Kawasaki also welcome the return of the SE variant in 2023, which features Kawasaki Semi-Active Electronically Damped Suspension with Skyhook. 

Kawasaki UK has officially opened their order books for the 2023 Kawasaki H2R, signalling the arrival of one of the most powerful production motorcycles from Team Green.

  • Kawasaki H2R is a track-only supercharged machine developed by Kawasaki next to the road-legal H2.
  • The H2R makes 326hp and claims a top speed of 380km/h. 

While further detail remains scarce but with more than 300hp, the H2R represents what every manufacturer can do when given the utmost freedom. 

Thanks to its supercharged four-cylinder engine that consumes 200 litres of air a second, Kawasaki claimed the H2R could hit a max speed of 380km/h. 

Nevertheless, we expect the 2023 model year to receive minor upgrades, considering the track-only H2R was already ahead of its time during its introduction in 2015.

The H2R is 20kg lighter than the stock (and road legal) H2 and features slick tyres and a full titanium exhaust. 

We expect the H2R to continue to feature top-notch track components, including Ohlins suspension, KYB shocks and Brembo brakes.

According to Kawasaki UK, interested parties can submit their order for the 2023 Kawasaki H2R with a recommended selling price of GBP50,000 (RM262k). 

The folks from Young Machine magazine posted a very interesting model being developed by Kawasaki and it’s called the Kawasaki Eliminator H2. That’s right, it’s going to be another supercharged machine, but this time, it’s a power cruiser, baby! (more…)

  • The Bimota Tesi H2 was launched when Kawasaki announced buying 51% of Bimota’s shares.

  • Its engine is based on the supercharged inline-Four in the Ninja H2.

  • These are the early specs of the bike.

Bimota is one company that’s seen more up and downs than a couple whose married for 30 years. It’s gone under a number of times but were rescued time and again. This time, it’s Kawasaki who handed the Rimini-based manufacturer the life jacket. They announced their buying of 51% of Bimota’s shares and unveiled the Bimota Tesi H2 at the 2019 EICMA show.

Kawasaki engines graced Bimotas before in the KB1, KB2 and finally KB3 until 1984. But this time, it’s the Ninja H2’s maniacal supercharged engine turn.

The H2’s engine platform is utilized in different guises and power outputs, ranging between 198 hp to 306 hp (without factoring in ram air) in the race only Ninja H2R. So, according to Bennets UK, the Tesi H2’s engine will be tuned to 228 hp.

The Ninja H2 is already a hefty sportbike at 238 kg, ready to ride. But the effects of the supercharger makes up for the weight penalty. There’s concern about the Tesi H2’s hub centre steering adding even more weight, but it was revealed that the bike will tip the scales at 214 kg, ready to ride. The 24 kg reduction points to the extensive use of carbon fibre.

That front swingarm may add visual length to the bike, but its overall wheelbase is actually 10 mm shorter than the H2’s.

Bimota began flirting with the centre hub steering in the original Tesi 1D in 1990. Developed by designer Pierluigi Marconi as his engineering thesis (Tesi means thesis in Italian). The setup promised to revolutionise a motorcycle’s front end by removing suspension forces from steering. Forks will dive and take up lots of available stroke due to weight transfer, thereby making it difficult to turn under hard braking. Besides that, the front end’s geometry changes as the wheel moves up and down.

The concept sounds great but it produces unfamiliar feel to the rider. It’s also expensive as it doesn’t find widespread use. Still, you can be sure to get everyone’s attention when you pull up on a bike with swingarms on both ends!

The Bimota Tesi H2 is expected to cost twice more than the Kawasaki Ninja H2.

  • Kawasaki reveals the name of the supercharged Z model.

  • It is called the Kawasaki Z H2.

  • The teaser video also revealed the bike’s silhouette.

The third teaser video for the Kawasaki supercharged “Z” model has been released, and the name of the bike – Kawasaki Z H2 – along with it.

The release of this model will expand both Kawasaki’s supercharged and Z naked bike lineups at one go.

The supercharged family currently consists of the H2R, H2, H2 SX and H2 SX SE. With the new Z H2, the lineup is complete with a track-only sportbike, sportbike, two sport-tourers with different trims and a supernaked.

Over in the Z-model naked bike family, it currently consists of bikes from 150cc all the way to 1000cc. We wonder what will become of the Z1000. Will Kawasaki develop another normally-aspirated model or will they supplant it with the Z H2?

The video also shows the bike’s silhouette for the first time. It doesn’t appear to be a H2 without bodywork, instead it looks like it evolved from the Z900. Check out the shapes of the headlight nacelle, flyscreen, fuel tank and tail section. Oh, it has higher handlebars, too.

The advent of the Z H2 is much anticipated as it will Japan’s inclusion into the supernaked category, which is so far dominated by European manufacturers namely Aprilia, BMW, Ducati, KTM, Triumph.

Ducati is set to unveil the Streetfighter V4, while KTM has also teased with a new Duke which we think is most likely the new 1290 Super Duke R. Triumph may also introduce a new more powerful and lighter Speed Triple.

It means that Kawasaki needs to show at least 180 bhp on the Z H2. 200 ponies is a possibility.

Ladies and gentlemen, we are living in the glorious age of horsepower wars!

Kawasaki memuatnaik video ketiga berkenaan dengan model Z H2 dan tayangan kali ini menampakkan susuk jentera ‘supercharge’ tersebut dari sebelah tepi.

Menariknya, video tersebut turut memaparkan tarikh 23 Oktober 2019 yang dijangka merupakan tarikh tayangan rasmi jentera terbabit kepada orang ramai di Tokyo Motor Show.

Saksikan video tersebut di bawah:

Kami menjangkakan model Z serba baharu ini akan menampilkan rekaan yang sangat agresif bagi membawa identiti H2 di samping didatangkan dengan enjin ‘supercharge’ ikonik, 998cc inline-four.

Sumber: Top Gun 2020 @ Youtube Paramount Pictures

Bagi mereka yang pernah menonton filem Top Gun yang pertama kali ditayangkan pada 1986 pastinya akan teringat babak ikonik dengan watak utama, lakonan Tom Cruise, berlumba dengan sebuah jet pejuang di atas landasan sambil menunggang Kawasaki GPZ 900R.

Jentera ikonik tersebut akan membuat penampilan semula dengan Maverick apabila Top Gun kembali ke layar perak tahun depan.

Menerusi trailer Top Gun yang baharu didedahkan, Kawasaki GPZ 900R bakal kembali mewarnai filem tersebut sepertimana yang berlaku 33 tahun dahulu.

Sumber: Top Gun 2020 @ Youtube Paramount Pictures

Bagaimanapun, trailer tersebut turut mendedahkan Tom Cruise bakal memainkan semula babak ikonik – berlumba dengan jet pejuang – sambil menunggang model terbaru, Kawasaki H2!

Apa pun, tahniah kepada produksi Top Gun kerana mengembalikan watak Maverick bersama jentera dan babak ikonik dengan penampilan semula GPZ 900R serta model baharu, Kawasaki H2!

Saksikan klip trailer Top Gun 2020 dibawah:

Some reliable sources have indicated that the 2018 Kawasaki H2 SX might arrive in Malaysia sometime in May.

Kawasaki Motors Malaysia (KSMB) did announce before that it’ll debut within the second quarter of 2018.

As for pricing, our best guess would be somewhere around the RM150,000 range.

The world’s most powerful touring motorcycle that is the 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX which was launched late last year during EICMA 2017 in Milan, Italy will be making its way here in Malaysia. The good news is that it might be closer than you think so those who are interested can start saving up for the world’s only production sport-touring motorcycle. (more…)

  • Sebuah motosikal buatan khas Bajaj Pulsar RS200 telah ditukar menjadi sebuah motosikal yang berilhamkan motosikal Kawasaki H2.
  • Pembina motosikal buatan khas dari Vietnam, Leeat Moto merupakan pembina yang bertanggungjawab bagi motosikal buatan khas ‘Bajaj Pulsar RS2’ ini.
  • Sebahagian daripada kelengkapan buatan khasnya adalah reraup serba baru, fork hadapan Ohlins, ekzos Akrapovic, dan bermacam-macam lagi kelengkapan yang lain.


A custom Bajaj Pulsar RS200 has been converted into something heavily-inspired by the Kawasaki H2.

Vietnamese Leeat Moto is the man behind this custom ‘Bajaj Pulsar RS2’.

Some custom parts include a brand new fairing, Ohlins front fork, Akrapovic exhaust and many more.

With the rise of the Modenas Pulsar RS200 small-capacity sports bike, there have been a few folks who have added their own personal touches to make their said bikes unique and beautiful. While the usual go-to areas like paintwork, stickers and tidying up the rear end are staples, some of us have taken extreme measures when it comes to bike customising. (more…)

  • Keseronokan yang lebih mengujakan akan bakal dirasai dengan pelancaran motosikal Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX.
  • Kawasaki telah mengkaji semula pelbagai aspek motosikal berkenaan.
  • Motosikal H2 SX akan menjadi lebih praktikal untuk tunggangan harian dan kembara.


  • More excitement is inbound with the reveal of the Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX.

  • Kawasaki has revised many aspects of the bike.

  • The H2 SX will be more practical for everyday riding and touring.

When Kawasaki unveiled the supercharged Ninja H2R at 2014 Intermot show and the Ninja H2 a month later, they went straight into history as the world’s fastest production motorcycles. Love them or loathe them, the duo will hold a special place in everyone’s hearts many years from now, just like how we still revere the 1969 H1 Mach III, 1972 H2 Mach IV, 1972 Z1, 1984 GPz900R Ninja, among many other Kawasakis.

The track-only H2R was nothing if not shocking with an engine produced 300 bhp. The street-oriented H2 produced 197.6 bhp, on the other hand. Both bikes were wrapped in a bodywork whose styling has never been seen before. Designed by the Kawasaki Aerospace Company, every wedge on the bike was to create more downforce.

However, the H2R and H2 were true sportbikes, so touring or commuting on them meant that the rider had to suffer. Many had pondered if the H2 could be made more practical.

Well, your prayers have been answered when Kawasaki took the covers off the H2 SX at the 2017 EICMA show. Kawasaki now has a supercharged sport-tourer, like how John McLain now has a machine gun. Ho ho ho.

Here are 5 things we’re expecting from the Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX.

1. Revised Ergonomics

What is a sport-tourer if not for its accommodating ergonomics.

The H2 SX’s steel trellis frame is based on the H2, but has been strengthened and and lengthened. Along with a new passenger seat, they are thicker and wider. The handlebar has been raised higher for a more upright riding position.

While the styling is still unmistakable shouts H2, it’s now rounder, larger and has a taller windscreen.

Higher Load Capacity

Another benefit of the revised frame is the ability to carry a passenger and luggage. The H2 SX has been rated to carry 195.5 kg. The swingarm has been lengthened by 15mm for added stability, while the steering lock angle has been increased by a substantial 30 degrees on both sides to ease low-speed maneuverability.

Refined Engine

The H2R and H2’s manic engine has undergone some changes make it easier for both street riding and touring. The objective was to provide more low- and mid-range torque.

The supercharger’s impeller was completely redesigned, with new intake chamber, cams and exhaust. The engine’s thermal efficiency was also increased by upping the compression ratio to 11.2:1 from 8.5:1; along with new cast aluminium pistons, cylinders, and cylinder heads. Both intake and exhaust cam profiles were shortened for the requirements of street riding.

These changes still yield the exact same 197.6 bhp and 101 Nm of torque.

Further Range

Another important aspect for a sport-tourer is range, for you can’t expect to tour in a realistic manner if you have to stop for fuel every 200/250 kilometres.

The H2 SX now has a 19-litre fuel tank. The revisions to the engine’s character has resulted in a fuel mileage figure that matches the Kawasaki Ninja 1000 (Z1000SX) and Versys 1000.

New Electronics Package

The H2 SX will feature a new 2-mode LCD display.

Apart from that, it also utilizes electronic cruise control, all-LED lighting, 3-mode Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Kawasaki Intelligent ABS (KIBS), engine brake control, three power modes, together with a 5-axis Bosch Inertia Measurement Unit (IMU) with an extra sixth-axis (yaw) calculated by Kawasaki’s own software developed in World Superbike.

The H2 SX SE adds full-colour LCD, LED cornering lights, a larger windscreen, Kawasaki Launch Control Mode which controls wheelie and wheel spin, quickshifter for both up- and downshifts, braided steel brake lines, heated grips and centrestand.

Both models are suspended by fully adjustable 43mm KYB forks and 40mm rear shock with revised Uni-Trak linkage.

Brakes are 320mm discs up front, squeezed by 4-piston calipers, although they aren’t Brembos.


We expect there’s a lot more than just specs when the H2 SX and H2 SX SE makes its appearance in Malaysia. Here’s to getting there quick so you’ve more time to enjoy your destination.

“Supercharge your journey,” as Kawasaki calls it.


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