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« on: November 27, 2017, 02:54:22 PM »

NOW we'll never hear the end of it from those Kawasaki Types.   


Kawasaki reveal supercharged Ninja H2 SX
Published: 07 November 2017

It's got supercharged SX appeal
Kawasaki reveal supercharged Ninja H2 SXKawasaki
Two years have passed since we had our socks forcibly removed by the bonkers Ninja H2, Kawasaki’s game-changing supercharged litre-beater. But while it was sent to wow us, the long game was always about the introduction of production supercharged engines. And this is the first more mass-market destined model to emerge from the project.

Still boasting the Ninja H2 moniker, the key letters here are actually SX – denoting its touring intent. While it would be logical to assume that Kawasaki have simply bolted a rear subframe to their nuts Ninja, the changes are actually far more extensive.

The chassis is new, the engine is new, and the riding experience will be, too. The substantially reworked engine also boasts a new flavour of supercharger to smooth out the power delivery, and soften the H2’s dramatic punch. It’s also there to allow the 998cc inline-four to muster 207bhp peak power and 101.3lbft, while achieving much-improved emissions, and the same sort of fuel economy you’d expect from the less well-endowed Versys 1000. Not only is it frugal, but it allows the SX to run a relatively small 19-litre fuel tank, while still going the distance.

Electronic intervention
The H2 SX SE gets cornering lights, and the top-spec dash, which combines an analogue tacho with a multi-function TFT Colour dash (the stocker gets LCD). There are two selectable display modes (Touring or Sport) to allow riders to prioritise what they see on screen.

There’s also electronic cruise control, and KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function), which uses an IMU to monitor engine and chassis performance throughout the corner, modulating brake force and engine power to get the best transition from acceleration to braking and back again. There’s also traction control, a bi-directional quickshifter, launch control, and engine braking control.

Shock news
One surprise is the lack of electronic suspension. Nonetheless, it is fully adjustable at both ends and there’s a remote rear preload adjuster, too. There’s plenty of competition in the fast touring market, whether any of them can compete with the SX will be one of 2018’s most interesting questions.

Ninja H2 SX
The new SX comes in two flavours, the full-fat SX SE, and the base specification SX. The differences aren’t dramatic, and without confirmed prices to judge the gap, it’s hard to say whether the SE if worth the extra wonga. The most obvious visual clue to which model is which is the colour schemes.

The SE comes in garish Ninja colours, while the stock SX is black only. Other visual clues include a lower screen, and a slab of plastic where the SE gets progressive cornering lights. From the cockpit, you’ll also notice a lower spec LCD screen sits alongside the analogue tacho. Underneath the fairings, you get exactly the same balanced supercharged engine, chassis, and 19 litre fuel tank – delivering the same touring range. The SX weighs 4kg less than the SE, but you’re unlikely to notice that with 207bhp to play with.

See all the hot new 2018 bikes at Motorcycle Live this November 18-26.

Have a browse for your next bike on MCN Bikes ForSale website or use the MCN's Bikes For Sale App.
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"SOME" PAST RIDES: In no particular order
51 Matchless 500 single      53 AJS 500 single
62 Triumph T-100SS          57 Triumph T-100R
66 Norton N-15 - 750 Scrambler
68 Honda CB 450               68 Honda CB-250
69 Honda CL 450               71 Suzuki 350
73 Suzuki GT-550 Triple      71(?) Honda SL-350
73 Honda XL-250               76 Honda CB-400F
77 Yamaha XS 500             80 Suzuki GS-550E
81 Suzuki GS-750E             81 Suzuki GS1100E           
81 Honda CB-900C
with Hondaline Tour Pak     '02 Honda CB-900F(Hornet 919)
'90 Honda ST-1100 (collector status)
'83 Suzuki GS-750 T  (collector status)        '82 Suzuki GS-550 Katana
'80 Suzuki GS-850 G
'82 Yamaha Seca 650
'07 Yamaha FJR-1300         82 Suzuki GS-850G-Collector status
'86 Suzuki GS-400ES          82 Suzuki GS-650GL-Collector status
'79 Honda CBX                  82 Suzuki GS-650-G-Collector status
'81 Honda CBX (x2)           82 Honda 450 Hawk
98 Triumph Trophy 900     06 Kawasaki Concours
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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2017, 03:30:54 PM »

Cool!  But it's about 200 hp more than I need. Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2017, 04:09:21 PM »

Been out there for a while, not a bad price, to say you have a blown motor, as in a good thing...for a change.
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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2017, 05:21:29 PM »

Old news Ron, even been mentioned here. You need to get out more my friend. Or don't tell me you're snowed in already??  Btw...why do you post this in the Kamloops section?Evil
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1980 Suzuki GS750E
1983 Suzuki 1100E (crashed)
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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2017, 06:22:36 PM »

I posted it 'here' since I was 'here' in Kamloops when I first read about it.  I don't devote too many hours reading about bikes I could never hope to afford, so some of this exotica escapes my attention. 
   Not snowed in yet.  Had some back on Nov. 2 , but it soon melted away down here in the banana belt.  Most of my spare time away from work is either reading old bike mags, or detailing my "OLD" bike.  It will be all nice and shiny and ready to roll come spring time.
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'                                                                 
'80 Suzuki GS-1000G(collector status)
'05 Suzuki Burgman 650(Super Scooter)
'06 Suzuki DL-V-Strom 650

 
"SOME" PAST RIDES: In no particular order
51 Matchless 500 single      53 AJS 500 single
62 Triumph T-100SS          57 Triumph T-100R
66 Norton N-15 - 750 Scrambler
68 Honda CB 450               68 Honda CB-250
69 Honda CL 450               71 Suzuki 350
73 Suzuki GT-550 Triple      71(?) Honda SL-350
73 Honda XL-250               76 Honda CB-400F
77 Yamaha XS 500             80 Suzuki GS-550E
81 Suzuki GS-750E             81 Suzuki GS1100E           
81 Honda CB-900C
with Hondaline Tour Pak     '02 Honda CB-900F(Hornet 919)
'90 Honda ST-1100 (collector status)
'83 Suzuki GS-750 T  (collector status)        '82 Suzuki GS-550 Katana
'80 Suzuki GS-850 G
'82 Yamaha Seca 650
'07 Yamaha FJR-1300         82 Suzuki GS-850G-Collector status
'86 Suzuki GS-400ES          82 Suzuki GS-650GL-Collector status
'79 Honda CBX                  82 Suzuki GS-650-G-Collector status
'81 Honda CBX (x2)           82 Honda 450 Hawk
98 Triumph Trophy 900     06 Kawasaki Concours
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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2017, 07:43:04 PM »

I posted it 'here' since I was 'here' in Kamloops when I first read about it.  I don't devote too many hours reading about bikes I could never hope to afford, so some of this exotica escapes my attention. 
   Not snowed in yet.  Had some back on Nov. 2 , but it soon melted away down here in the banana belt.  Most of my spare time away from work is either reading old bike mags, or detailing my "OLD" bike.  It will be all nice and shiny and ready to roll come spring time.
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Ok...guess I should post in the Vancouver Island thread only...everything I read or do is mostly here...lol Cheesy
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2012 BMW K1300R SE          1990 DR 650S
1980 Suzuki GS750E
1983 Suzuki 1100E (crashed)
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1988 Suzuki GSXR 750 Slingshot
1984 GS1150EF
1983 Suzuki 750E
1982 Katana 550
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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2017, 08:47:29 PM »

Well ifvyou post in the less used sections, it stays up top longer...
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