Auto Expo 2018: Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX And SE Bring Supercharged Sport Touring Segment To India


Kawasaki showcased the Ninja H2 SX and SE at the 2018 Auto Expo in Delhi. The Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX shares its 1000cc supercharged engine with the H2 with a power output of 200hp and torque rated at 137 Nm. The engine and transmission, however, has been modified to make it more suitable for touring.

The Ninja H2 SX will be made available in two variants. A base variant and the more feature rich, more expensive SE variant. SE variant takes the game a notch up with a bigger fairing and a bigger windshield to better deflect wind blasts at warp speeds. The SE version also gets cornering lights, a colour TFT display, and a quick-shifter.


The H2’s intake and supercharger bits have been altered too. The cylinder head is new, so are the pistons, crankshaft, camshafts, and throttle bodies. The gear ratios have also been changed so as to give the bike a bit more relaxed character and spread the torque over a wider band. The changes have also worked towards increasing the bike’s efficiency and refinement over the H2. Kawasaki calls the new engine the ‘second generation balanced supercharged engine’.

The trellis frame on the bike has a payload limit of 190 kg which can easily accommodate two well built riders and some luggage. The wheelbase here is longer for a more planted stance.


The Ninja H2 SX comes loaded with top drawer Kawasaki tech and electronics. It gets the KTRC traction control, with the KIBS intelligent ABS. You also get cruise control with power modes along with the KLCM launch control and engine brake control features.

To add to the rider’s comfort, the Ninja H2 SX gets a nicer, more comfortable seat for the rider. There’s a pillion seat too, though it’s a tad narrow to ride along with the pilot for too long a distance. This one, in essence, is meant to facilitate those enjoyable long distance rides for a solo rider. Removable quick-release saddlebags are also available to enhance storage.

Image Gallery: Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX And SE at Auto Expo 2018

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