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Kawasaki H2 SX successor set for 2021 EICMA unveiling

The next generation, radar assist equipped Kawasaki H2 SX looks set to make its first public appearance at the 2021 EICMA show in Milan

Kawasaki H2 SX SE+


A successor to the Kawasaki H2 SX high-performance Touring motorcycle looks set to receive its world premiere at next month’s EICMA show after type-approved documents revealed changes are on the way.

Based on the bonkers H2 - one of the fastest production motorcycles on the market - the more cruise-focused SX variant is touted as the more practical option, albeit one that will still blur the scenery once you push on.

While the documents don’t provide a clue as to whether Kawasaki has taken a pen to the overall design, it does reveal a number of key stats and features.

Key amongst them is the adoption of a radar device developed with German tech firm Bosch that ups the safety measures on the H2 SX by providing a third ‘eye’ to assist in dangerous instances, such as blind spots and sudden movements around it.

Elsewhere, the changes are fairly minor with the Kawasaki H2 SX still offering 197hp from its supercharged 998cc engine, the same unit that can be tuned right up to 306hp on the exclusive track-only Kawasaki Ninja H2R.

It has, however, been tuned to cruise more quietly, suggesting a new exhaust and silencer which could give a clue to Kawasaki having developed a refreshed style for the model.

The Kawasaki H2 SX is currently available in two trims - standard and the kit loaded (but mouthful to say) H2 SX SE+ trim - and will renew its assault on freshly launched rivals, such as the new Ducati Multistrada V4 S and Suzuki Hayabusa.

Though it is confirmed when the revised Kawasaki H2 SX will make its bow, three new models have been teased for a big reveal at EICMA in Milan next month (25-28 November), suggesting this will be one of them, possibly alongside a new generation Kawasaki ZX-6R.

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