Rumors began months ago of Kawasaki releasing a naked version of its H2 supercharged motorcycle, and those rumors proved true this week during the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.There, Kawasaki unveiled the 2020 Z H2 “hypernaked” motorcycle. The entire list of details or specs have yet to be released, but Kawasaki did provide enough information to explain just what the Z H2 is all about. We should know all the finalized details soon.
The Z H2 takes some styling and chassis elements from the “supernaked” category of motorcycles that include the Z400, Z650, and Z900, and combines it with Kawasaki’s supercharged H2 models.The outcome is the Z H2, highlighted by:
998cc supercharged engine
Lightweight trellis frame
Show suspension components
Brembo monobloc calipers
Sugomi Styling and Minimalist bodywork
Digital TFT color gauges
Rideology the App Smartphone connectivity
Latest electronics with IMU Electronics Package
The 2020 Kawasaki Z H2 will be available in Metallic Spark Black/ Metallic Graphite Gray/ Mirror Coated Spark Black at an MSRP of $17,000.More detailed information will be available shortly on the Z H2 that will make its debut in the U.S. at the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, Calif., on Nov. 22 – 24.
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!