REVIEW | Living with the Kawasaki Z H2 (2020) during lockdown

We’ve been spending some time with the Kawasaki Z H2 using it for essential shopping trips. Here’s what we’ve found out so far...


WITH the world being a vastly different place compared to a couple of months ago, we are all having to adjust to doing things in a new and unusual way.

Review | Living with the Kawasaki Z H2


Kids are getting home-schooled; some folk are losing their jobs or being furloughed. Those that aren’t, are (as the staff at Visordown are) working from home. These are strange times indeed. And the biggest kick in the nuts in all this is that the one outlet we all turn to for a bit of R&R is also mostly off limits – riding our bikes for pleasure.

With the restrictions in place, nipping out for a quick blast on with our two-wheeled chums is restricted to shopping for essentials or collecting prescriptions from the chemist – not exactly the Cat and Fiddle on a sunny Sunday, is it?

One thing it does give us the chance to do though is get to know our bikes in a more real-world scenario. And that’s exactly what we’ve been doing with Kawasaki Z H2 we picked up before the lockdown came into force.

We’ve been testing the new hyper naked from Kawasaki riding to the shops and delivering prescriptions to a couple of relatives who are self-isolating and currently unable to leave the house. And in truth, it’s actually probably a better test of the bikes than hooning through the countryside with the bike bouncing off the limiter in third gear. You learn a lot about a bike at the redline, but as I’ve found out in the last few weeks, you learn even more riding it in a real-world situation.