2020 NINJA H2 SX SE+


Supercharge the Journey

Kawasaki is happy to announce the arrival of a next motorcycle in the H2 range; the Ninja H2 SX SE+. Advanced electronic suspension and a host of other equipment that make it the most advanced model of the lineup. This showcase of Kawasaki technology is sure to please riders in search of high grade equipment along with the thrill of supercharged acceleration.

† As of September 2018 (per Kawasaki market research)


Complementing the everyday usability and supercharged acceleration of the highly efficient Balanced Supercharged Engine, the Ninja H2 SX SE+ offers reassuring stability at highway speed, superb ride comfort, numerous convenience features and a host of new features for the sport tourer equipment ensuring that it is the mightiest sport tourer on the market.

  • Electronic Cruise Control
  • IMU Electronic Controls 3-way KTRC, KCMF, KLCM, KIBS and KEBC
  • New KECS Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension
  • New Bluetooth connection for the high quality TFT full colour instrumentation
  • New Rideology the App for smartphones
  • New Brembo Sylema front calipers
  • New Riding Modes
  • New Highly Durable Paint
  • Relaxed, sporty riding position
  • Seats designed for high comfort
  • Clean Mount Pannier System
  • Standard 28l Givi Panniers complete with Emerald Blazed Green Trim and Metallic Graphite Gray cover panel
  • LED cornering lights
  • LED headlight, taillight, turn signals, number plate light
  • KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter,) dual direction


Street Focused Supercharged Engine

Designed to offer both power and fuel efficiency, the Balanced Supercharged Engine delivers a maximum power of 200 PS. But a mission to offer everyday usability in street-riding situations rather than outright performance meant that tuning could focus on the low to mid range, helping to achieve the engine’s superb fuel efficiency. The result is a versatile engine character that enables relaxed long-distance riding, easy manageability at slow speeds, and – when called upon – the exhilarating acceleration that only a supercharged engine can deliver.

Superb Fuel Efficiency

The Ninja H2 SX SE+ ’s superb fuel efficiency represents a significant increase over the supercharged engine of the Ninja H2, and is on par with that of the Ninja 1000 and Versys 1000. Combined with its 19 litre fuel tank, this gives the Ninja H2 SX SE+ a substantial cruising range.



Sports Touring Performance

Complementing the everyday usability and supercharged acceleration of the highly efficient Balanced Supercharged Engine, the Ninja H2 SX SE+ offers reassuring stability at highway speed, superb ride comfort, numerous convenience features and a host of sport tourer equipment ensuring that it is the mightiest sport tourer on the market.


Full-Fairing: Sportiness and Wind Protection

Full-fairing bodywork provides both wind protection and sporty looks. The full fairing was possible thanks to the highly efficient engine, which gives off significantly less heat than that of the high-performance Ninja H2. The bodywork shields the rider balancing rider comfort and aerodynamics, a large windscreen further protects the rider from wind-blast, offering great touring comfort.



Trellis Frame: Passenger & Pannier Standard

The Ninja H2 SX SE+ features an innovative trellis frame able to accommodate a passenger and luggage. Its 195 kg payload is comparable to that of the Ninja 1000. Increased rigidity and longer wheelbase deliver the stability for riding at highway speed with panniers, while a 30° steering angle eases low-speed manoeuvres.

KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function): IMU-Equipped Total Engine & Chassis Management Package

Using the latest evolution of Kawasaki’s modelling software and feedback from a compact Bosch IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) that gives an even clearer real-time picture of chassis orientation, KCMF monitors engine and chassis parameters throughout the corner, from entry, through the apex, to corner exit. It modulates brake force and engine power to facilitate smooth transition from acceleration to braking, and to assist riders in tracing their line through the corner. On the Ninja H2 SX SE+ , KCMF oversees the following systems: KTRC (including traction and wheel lift control), KLCM, KIBS (including pitching and corner braking control) and Kawasaki Engine Brake Control.


Front Suspension

Based on the semi-active system o the 2018 Ninja ZX-10R SE, KECS adapts both road and riding conditions in real time, providing the ideal amount of damping called for. Combining high-level mechanical components with the latest electronic control technology, KECS offers both the suppleness to handle a wide range of riding situations, as well as the damping to ease the sport riding.

KECS Rear Suspension

Base damping character is set according to the integrated Riding Mode (Sport, Road, Rain, Rider (manual)) selected. KECS adjusts to the road surface environment in real time to provide the ideal damping, taking into account vehicle speed, stroke speed and deceleration. With KECS, the rear preload is electronically adjustable: riders can choose from three payload modes (each with 5/-5 adjustment): - Rider only, - Rider with luggage, - Rider with passenger and luggage. Settings can be set while riding with a rear spring preload adjustment button on the left handlebar switches.

Electronic Cruise Control

Kawasaki’s cruise control system allows a desired speed to be maintained with the simple press of a button. Once activated, the rider does not have to control the throttle. This limits stress on the right hand when travelling long distances, enabling relaxed cruising with a high level of comfort. Operation of the Electronic Cruise Control is conveniently from the left handle.

High-Class Instrumentation

The analogue style tachometer is complemented by a high-grade full colour and digital TFT LCD screen, displaying the information graphically. Four selectable display modes allow riders to prioritise the information needed depending on the riding type. High-grade full colour display features TFT (thin-film transistor) technology, delivering a high level of visibility. The screen’s background colour is selectable (black or white), and screen brightness adjusts automatically to suit light. Display functions include: digital speedometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, odometer, dual trip meters, current and average fuel consumption, remaining range, bank angle display and max bank angle recording function, average speed, total time, coolant temperature, boost indicator, boost (intake air chamber) temperature, outside temperature, ice warning, clock, battery voltage, and Economical Riding Indicator.

Smartphone Connectivity

A Bluetooth chip built into the instrument panel enables riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly. Using the smartphone application “RIDEOLOGY THE APP,” a number of instrument functions can be accessed: - Vehicle Info: information such as fuel gauge, odometer, maintenance schedule, etc can be viewed via the smartphone. - Riding Log: GPS route information as well as vehicle running information can be logged and viewed via the smartphone. - Telephone notices: when a call or mail is received by the smartphone, this is indicated on the instrument display. - General Settings: general instrument display settings (such as preferred units, date, date format, etc) can be adjusted via the smartphone. - Vehicle Settings: Riding Mode (Road, Sport, Rain, Rider) can be set in advance on the smartphone and uploaded when in proximity of the bike, as can riding support systems (like Kawasaki Engine Brake Control and KQS) and the payload mode.

Integrated Riding Modes

Sport, Road, Rain, and Rider (manual) are all-inclusive modes that link KTRC. Power Mode and KECS allow riders to efficiently set traction control, power delivery and suspension character to suit a given riding situation. In the manual Rider mode, each of the systems can be set independently. - Sport: enables riders to enjoy sporty riding on winding roads. - Road: offers comfortable riding over a wide range of situations, from city riding to highway cruising and rural roads. - Rain: offers rider reassurance when riding on a wet road surface. The riding mode can be changed while riding, using the button at the left handle.


Highly Durable Paint

Kawasaki’s new Highly Durable Paint features a special coat that allows scratches to repair themselves, enabling the paint to maintain its high-quality finish†.Soft and hard segments in the coat work together like a chemical spring, creating a trampoline effect that absorbs impacts.

† Notes:
1. In some cases, it takes more than one week for recovery.
2. The paint will not recover in the case of scratches caused by a coin or key, or zip fasteners.
Highly Durable Paint Kawasaki’s new Highly Durable Paint features a special coat that allows scratches to repair themselves, enabling the paint to maintain its high-quality finish†.

Brakes & Wheels

The new Brembo Stylema calipers have less volume around the pistons and brake pads. This reduces the internal space taken up by brake fluid, enabling a more direct response. The Brembo Stylema calipers are also lighter, with smaller external dimensions enabling shorter mounting bolts. A redesign of key sections allows stiffness to be maintained while enabling a more direct connection to the piston area. Stylema calipers cool quickly thanks to increased airflow around the brake pads, increased space around the pistons, and an opening that allows air to exit from the central bridge.


KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System)

Kawasaki’s supersport grade high-precision brake management system is standard equipment on the Ninja H2 SX. This is the same base system used on the Ninja H2 and Ninja ZX-10R, with programming and settings revised to suit the street performance parameters of the Ninja H2 SX SE+.


KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter)

Dual-direction quick shifter allows both clutchless upshifts and downshifts. Designed for effective sport riding, street optimised settings enable operation at rpm above 2,500 rpm.


Hydraulic Assist & Slipper Clutch

A high-quality hydraulic clutch offers less maintenance, ensuring the initial touch condition can be maintained.  The lighter lever operation with the clutch’s assist function contributes to reduced rider fatigue when street riding. Assist & Slipper Clutch uses two types of cams: an assist cam and a slipper cam. When driving the rear wheel, the assist cam functions as a self-servo mechanism, pulling the clutch hub and operating plate together to compress the clutch plates. This allows the total clutch spring load to be reduced, resulting in a lighter clutch lever pull when operating the clutch.

Dog-Ring Transmission

Like the Ninja H2, the Ninja H2 SX SE+ features a dog-ring type transmission. The kind of transmission commonly found in MotoGP or Formula 1, facilitating smooth, quick shifting. Gear ratios were optimised for a sport tourer. A longer primary gear ratio contributes to the Balanced Supercharged Engine’s superb fuel efficiency while helping to reduce the load of its even greater torque on the transmission gears. 1st and 2nd gears are also longer, contributing to easier engine manageability in everyday riding situations. Transmission oil jets (first used on the 2015 Ninja H2/H2R) enable a compact transmission with high durability.

Clean-Mount Pannier System

The mounting system of the panniers allows them to be attached and removed very simply, for more convenience. The clean mount system positions of the panniers, close to the bike centreline, the clean clutter-free design, ensures the rear of the bike still looks good with the panniers removed.

Aggressive Styling

As the world’s only supercharged sport tourer, the Ninja H2 SX SE+ needed to look the part. Blending aggressive Kawasaki styling that exudes an air of performance, with high-class touches and an exquisite attention to detail, the Ninja H2 SX SE+ ’s arresting design sets it apart, declaring to all that it is a class of its own.

Seats Designed for Comfort

Both the front and rear seats deliver the comfort you would expect of a sport tourer. In fact, two front seats were designed: a Comfort Seat that offers a relaxed knee bend and thicker urethane cushioning; and a Low Seat (15 mm lower) that prioritises an easy reach to the ground. The rear seat, wider and flatter than on the Ninja 1000, ensures pillion comfort.

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