WATCH: 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX & Z H2 first impressions | EICMA

Visordown gets up close and personal with the all-new Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX and supercharged Kawasaki Z H2 naked motorcycle...

Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX

Kawasaki certainly kept everyone busy during the 2019 EICMA show with myriad reveals, headlined by the brand-new supercharged Kawasaki Z H2 and Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX sports tourer, together with the updated Z650 and Z900.

We took the opportunity to find out more about both models with an exclusive walkaround of the new models... 

2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX Walkaround

The Ninja 1000SX is going to be available in dealers in mid-February and is expected to cost below £11,500. The main changes to this year’s model are: 

  • More sleek and aggressive face

  • LED light suit all round

  • Bluetooth equipt full-colour 10.9cm TFT dash

  • Adjustable screen 

  • Larger pillion seat

  • Quickshifter as standard

  • And traction control

Colours available are: metallic graphite gray / metallic diablo black sits alongside emerald blazed green / metallic carbon gray / metallic graphite grey and pearl blizzard white / metallic carbon gray / metallic spark black.

It appears that the already massively popular Ninja 1000SX is about to get a who lot more popular… 


2020 Kawasaki Z H2 Walkaround

The 2020 Z H2 is probably one of the most bonkers hypernakeds to hit the streets. Trust me, if you’ve not ridden a supercharged inline-four then you need to! 

Z H2 Engine is a 998cc, liquid-cooled inline-four DOHC 16V with supercharger. It’s pushing 200PS @ 11,000rpm (197bhp) and 137Nm @ 8,500rpm (101ft-lb). 

If you want to feel what it’s like to teleport then this is probably the best machine for the job, well, this and the H2.

As you would expect the Z H2 is fitted with a sh*t ton of electronics too, such as: 

  • Riding modes – Sport, Road, Rain, Rider

  • Power modes – Full 197bhp – Middle 147bhp – Low 98bhp

  • IMU - Bosch

  • KIBS (ABS)

  • KLCM – Kawasaki Launch Control

  • KTRC – Kawasaki traction Control

  • KQS – Kawasaki Quick Shifter

  • Cruise control

  • LED lighting

  • TFT dash

  • Smartphone connectivity

So, the Z H2 is ticking a lot of boxes. Perhaps the looks don’t float everyone’s boat, but we’ve heard that it will be under £16,000… that’s a great price, especially when compared to its direct Italian competition.