Kawasaki Z H2 breaks cover ahead of Tokyo world debut

The new 2020 Kawasaki Z H2 hypernaked is partially revealed ahead of its much anticipated debut at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show on October 23

Kawasaki Z H2 hyper naked

First the teasers, then the silhouette and now the spy shots, the newly announced Kawasaki Z H2 has been spotted in the metal for the first time ahead of its debut at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.

A story that has moved quickly in recent days after the latest addition to the supercharged Kawasaki Z range was confirmed to be an H2 specification hypernaked flagship, a motorcycle bearing its name was captured by an eagle-eyed pap being crated up.

Outed on an unverified Facebook page but widely reported across the motorcycle press [Moto.it], though the images don’t reveal the Kawasaki Z H2 in full profile, it does nonetheless bear the hallmarks of an H2 model.

We can see the aggressive front-end cowl and tapered headlamps rolling out across newer models in the Kawasaki range, not to mention the inkling of sharp creases and inlets that have helped identify the H2 as one of motorcycling’s wilder-looking offerings.

Together with H2 badging front and rear, plus that familiar grey hue and the TFT dashboard we could definitely see in the aforementioned teasers, this certainly looks to be the Kawasaki Z H2 in half-glory, though it may not be quite the finished version.

We don’t have too long to find out though. The Kawasaki Z H2 will be revealed – officially – on October 23.

What can we expect from the Kawasaki Z H2?

Something rather special, we have no doubt

For now, the Z1000 sits as flagship of Kawasaki’s supernaked range with its 142HP, so there is certainly room for a motorcycle wearing the Z H2 moniker with greater power that sits above it.

However, we’ll have to wait to find out whether it kicks out the same 231PS at 11,500rpm in this form to nestle neatly amongst its hypersport namesakes.

What we can see are those styling traits of the H2 have been carried over and while these images offer more than just a hint of what to expect, it doesn’t spoil our appetite for the real thing when it is unleashed later this month.