Kawasaki Australia has revealed pricing for its incoming Z H2 naked bike, which will hit showrooms in March from $23,000 plus on-road costs.
Sitting atop Kawasaki’s Z line-up, the H2 boasts the brand’s 998cc supercharged inline four-cylinder engine, which delivers a staggering 197hp (147kW) and 137Nm.
The bike also features a unique frame, fully-adjustable Showa forks as well as a comprehensive electronics package which includes ABS, riding modes, multi-level traction control, launch control, cruise control and a quickshifter.
|Model||Z H2 (ZR1000K)|
|Engine Type||Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four|
|Bore x Stroke||76.0 x 55.0 mm|
|Valve System||DOHC 16 valve|
|Fuel System||Fuel Injection|
|Intake System||Kawasaki Supercharger|
|Transmission||6-speed, Return, Dog-ring|
|Suspension – front||Telescopic|
|Suspension – rear||Swingarm (New Uni Trak Rear Suspension)|
|Wheel travel – f/r||120 mm / 134 mm|
|Ground Clearance||140 mm|
|Brakes – front||Dual 290mm Discs|
|Brakes – rear||Single 226 mm Disc|
|Wheel Size Front/Rear||17M/C x MT3.50 / 17M/C x MT6.00|
|Tyre Size Front/Rear||120/70ZR17 M/C 58W / 190/55ZR17 M/C 75W|
|L x W x H||2,085 x 810 x 1,130mm|
|Seat height||830 mm|
|Fuel capacity||19 litres|
|Curb Mass||239 kg|
|Max Power||147kW @ 11,000 min|
|Colour||Metallic Spark Black with Metallic Graphite Gray and Mirror Coated Spark Black|
|Warranty||24 Months Unlimited Kilometres|
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