Since we rode it home from Estoril in the middle of winter, we have been convinced that the Ninja H2 SX is a great bike for riders who are looking for ultimate performance, comfort on long distances and unique technology in the form of the supercharger. For 2024, Team Green has come up with new colors for the H2 SX and H2 SX SE.
Of all the crazy things we have ever done, Vincent’s mega trip at the beginning of 2018 is without a doubt the most extreme: from the press introduction of the then completely new Ninja H2 SX back to the Netherlands in a few days, in the most appalling conditions straight through the then snow-covered Pyrenees at temperatures around freezing.
But yes, when a motorcycle is presented as the most extreme, but at the same time the most ultimate sports tour, you have to go to great lengths to test it and Vincent did exactly that. Accompanied by the canary in the supercharger, which whistles cheerfully every time you let off the gas (that alone makes it unique), the Ninja H2 SX ensured a smile from ear to ear, despite the miserable weather.
After a few years, the curtain seemed to fall on the Ninja H2 SX, but that turned out to be just the calm before the storm, the supercharged Ninja was back at the end of 2021. And how, with an improved block that, with 210 hp and 137 Nm, not only had more power and torque, but also had become a lot more economical in terms of fuel consumption. We recorded an average consumption of 1 in 18.3 including two sessions on the TT circuit.
In addition to an improved engine, Kawasaki has now also packed the Ninja H2 SX with many rider assistance systems such as Traction Control, Launch Control, Intelligent ABS, Engine Brake Control, integrated riding modes, up/down quickshifter and Cornering Management function, supporting the powerful engine and giving the rider the peace of mind to make optimal use of the available power.
The most luxurious version, the Ninja H2 SX SE, also had a world premiere as the very first Japanese and very first touring sports motorcycle that was equipped with the ARAS radar system developed by Bosch, with state-of-the-art functions such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning and Blind-Spot Detection.
To realize its Touring aspirations, the Ninja H2 SX offers a lot of long-distance comfort in the form of optimal wind guidance and luxurious saddles. Optional suitcases, which can be opened with the key in the keyfob, provide the necessary extra luggage space. When not in use, they are easy to remove and the Clean Mount System leaves nothing behind except the view of the beautiful single-sided swingarm.
Also unique was the new 6.5″ large TFT color display with Kawasaki SPIN infotainment system (also developed in consultation with Bosch), with which you can connect your smartphone to the motorcycle via WiFi and use up to 20 apps such as navigation, weather forecasts, music. , telephone contacts and much more.
As icing on the cake, the SE model has semi-active electronic suspension, Brembo Stylema brake calipers, special color scheme, partially polished wheels and a self-healing paint layer. Otherwise, take a look at our test from last year.
For model year 2024, Kawasaki has released new colors of both versions: Metallic Diablo Black for the Ninja H2 SX and Emerald Blazed Green, Metallic Diablo Black and Metallic Graphite Gray for the Ninja H2 SX SE. Can be seen at the Kawasaki dealer in mid-December.
– Thanks for information from Motorfreaks.