Kawasaki’s regular H2 not bonkers enough for you sir? Well step right up, as now it comes in a naked variation…
At a time when a lot manufacturers seem to be looking back in a retro haze, it’s nice to see Kawasaki looking forward – especially, in the hotly contested hypernaked segment where they’ve been lagging behind for a couple of years, with what they call ‘The Ultimate Z’ – the supercharged Z H2.
So what’s new? Well actually, it looks like they’ve done a fair amount of work on the supercharged Zed, rather than just losing some bodywork from the existing model.
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They’ve tweaked the engine slightly for a better low and mid-range while still maintaining a whopping 200 horses, given it a whole suite of new electronics and then housed it all in a brand new chassis – which is then complemented by a set of high-spec Brembo stoppers and Showa SFF BP pogos for good measure.
Details are still a little scarce and prices are yet to be announced, but here’s a look under the skin of one of 2020’s most exciting models…