Comparison: Kawasaki Z H2 Vs Ducati Streetfighter V4

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Japanese superbike manufacturer, Kawasaki, had recently previewed its most powerful streetfighter bike at the Tokyo Motor Show 2019. On the same date, on the other side of the world, Ducati unveiled its most powerful naked bike at the Ducati World premiere. Just the way Kawasaki’s Z H2 streetfighter is based on the fully-faired H2, even Ducati’s Streetfighter V4 is based on the Panigale V4 Supersports bike. As both these bikes were launched on the same date, we can easily get the idea of how important this rivalry is, which is why we have compiled a list of all the important specifications to understand how these bikes actually compete with each other on paper. Have a look:

comparo ducati streetfighter v4 vs Z h2

Dimensions

In terms of dimensions, Kawasaki and Ducati haven’t revealed the exact dimensions of both the bikes, however, they have revealed a few details to give us a rough idea of how these bikes would actually fare in the real world. The Streetfighter V4 gets a longer wheelbase and a higher seat when compared to the Z H2, however, in terms of fuel tank capacity, the Kawasaki gets the advantage, thanks to its bigger fuel tank. If you compare the overall weight, the Ducati comes out to be the winner, as it weighs just 201 kgs, which is quite light for a litre-class bike.

Kawasaki Z H2Ducati Streetfighter V4
Length (mm)N/AN/A
Width (mm)N/AN/A
Height (mm)N/AN/A
Wheelbase (mm)14551488
Seat Height (mm)830845
Ground Clearance (mm)N/AN/A
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)1916
Kerb Weight (kgs)239201

Kawasaki Z H2 4

Chassis

Talking about the chassis, both the bikes get a similar front and rear suspension set-up. However, the frames are different, as Ducati uses an Aluminium Alloy to reduce weight, while Kawasaki uses high-tensile Steel. Both the bikes also get R17 wheels, but the Ducati gets a 10mm fatter tyre at the rear. Also, the bikes get dual front discs and a single rear disc set-up, which is required due to the immense power produced by these bikes.

Kawasaki Z H2Ducati Streetfighter V4
FrameHigh-Tensile SteelAluminium Alloy
Front SuspensionAdjustable USD ForksAdjustable USD Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshockMonoshock
Front Brake290mm Dual Discs330mm Dual Discs
Rear Brake250mm Single Disc245mm Single Disc
Front Tyre120/70 ZR17120/70 ZR17
Rear Tyre190/55 ZR17200/60 ZR17

ducati streetfighter v4

Engine And Transmission

The Kawasaki Z H2 gets a 998cc engine, while the Ducati Streetfighter V4 gets a 1,103cc engine. This might also be one of the reasons why Ducati produces more power when compared to the Kawasaki. The Streetfighter V4 is more powerful of the two because it produces over 210 PS of power, while the Z H2 manages to churn out 200 PS. However, in terms of torque, Kawasaki gets the upper hand, as it produces 137 Nm of peak torque, while the Streetfighter V4 produces 123 Nm of peak torque. Also, both the bikes come paired with advanced 6-speed gearboxes.

Kawasaki Z H2Ducati Streetfighter V4
Displacement998cc1103cc
Power200 PS @ 11,000 rpm210 PS @ 12,750 rpm
Torque137 Nm @ 8,500123 Nm @ 11,500 rpm
Transmission6-speed gearbox6-speed gearbox

kawasaki z h2

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