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Ninja H2 SX SE and SE+
As the manufacturer of the only supercharged sport tourer models on the market*, Kawasaki is happy to announce the arrival of a third variation of the Ninja H2 SX.

Complementing the Ninja H2 SX and Ninja H2 SX SE, the all-new Ninja H2 SX SE+ offers 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)
Ninja H2 SX SE
Ninja H2 SX SE+

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KECS ADVANCED ELECTRONIC SUSPENSION


Based on the semi-active system that debuted on the 2018 Ninja ZX-10R SE, KECS adapts to 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 firm damping to facilitate sport riding. The tyres feel planted, delivering confidence when cornering.
  • Damping is adjusted electronically to suit vehicle speed and suspension stroke speed. Deceleration is also taken into account, allowing the pitching that occurs under braking to be managed.
  • Control is via a solenoid valve with direct (single-stage) actuation. This results in extremely quick reaction time: 1 millisecond – much quicker than systems that rely on step-motors, or those that use pilot valves (two-stage actuation), which slow the system’s responsiveness. The quick reaction time makes KECS ideal for sport riding applications, where natural feeling is crucial to feeling at one with the bike.
  • Built-in stroke sensors on both the fork and rear shock – the same used on the Ninja ZX-10R SE – provide real-time stroke speed and compression information. The sensor coils provide input to the KECS ECU every 1 ms. This is complemented by information provided by the IMU (acceleration/deceleration) every 10 ms, and the FI ECU (vehicle speed) every 10 ms. 
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Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension


  • Base mechanical components are essential to suspension feel. KECS on the Ninja H2 SX SE+ uses a sporty ø43 mm Showa cartridge fork and a high-spec BFRC lite rear shock – the same rear suspension used on the Ninja ZX-10R SE except it also features electronically adjustable preload.
  • Base damping character is set according to the integrated Riding Mode (Sport, Road, Rain, Rider (manual)) selected. KECS then 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 also electronically adjustable – a first for Kawasaki. Riders can choose from three payload modes (each with +5/-5 adjustment).
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Brembo Stylema Calipers


  • Compared to the previous M50 units, the new 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 new calipers are also lighter, with smaller external dimensions that also enable 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 very rapidly 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.
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THE SE+ MODEL

Integrated Riding Modes TFT Colour Instrumentation


  • Riders can choose from three settings (Sport, Road, Rain) or a manual setting (Rider).  In the manual Rider mode, each of the systems can be set independently.
  1. Sport: enables riders to enjoy sporty riding on winding roads.
  2. Road: offers comfortable riding over a wide range of situations, from city riding to highway cruising and rural roads.
  3. 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.
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TFT Colour Instrumentation


The Ninja H2 SX SE+’s advanced, high-tech instrumentation contributes to the high-class appearance of the cockpit. The analogue-style tachometer is complemented by a high-grade full colour TFT LCD screen that enables information to be displayed graphically. Four selectable display modes allow riders to prioritise the information they want to see depending on the kind of riding they are doing at the time.
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Smartphone Connectivity 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, contributing to an enhanced motorcycling experience.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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Highly Durable Paint 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.
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THE SE+ MODEL

LED Cornering Lights Cornering Lights


The Ninja H2 SX SE+ cornering lights built into each side of the fairing help illuminate the road when cornering at night. Each of the three lights has a fixed direction and is activated based on lean angle. As the bike leans over, the lamps come on in order, creating a wider path of light in the direction the bike is heading.
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KLCM (Kawasaki Launch Control Mode) KLCM


Designed to assist the rider by optimising acceleration from a stop, KLCM electronically controls engine output to prevent wheelspin and minimise wheel lift when launching. KLCM should only be used under closed-course conditions; do not use KLCM during everyday riding.
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KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter) 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 min-1.
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ELECTRONICS

Cornering Management


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

Power Mode: Full, Middle, Low


Riders can set power delivery to suit conditions and/or preference, choosing from Full, Middle, or Low mode.

KIBS and KEBC


KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System)
Kawasaki’s supersport-grade high-precision brake management system, designed to take into account the particular handling characteristics of supersport motorcycles, ensures highly efficient braking with minimal intrusion during sport riding. KIBS also incorporates corner braking control, modulating brake force to counter the tendency of the bike to stand up when braking mid-corner. 
 
Kawasaki Engine Brake Control
This system allows riders to set the level of engine braking according to preference.
 

KECS (Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension)


Based on the semi-active system that debuted on the 2018 Ninja ZX-10R SE, KECS adapts to 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 firm damping to facilitate sport riding. The tyres feel planted, delivering confidence when cornering.

Engine

Everyday Usability & Supercharged Acceleration STREET-FOCUSED SUPERCHARGED ENGINE


Achieving an engine that could deliver superb fuel efficiency and gratifying acceleration at street-riding speeds started with increasing the compression ratio in order to increase the engine’s thermal efficiency. From there, the supercharger, combustion chamber, cams, and intake and exhaust components were all redesigned. 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.
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Cooler Running & Lighter Weight


The more efficient engine also generates less heat than that of the performance-hungry Ninja H2, whose base engine construction needed to handle the more than 300 PS of the mighty Ninja H2R. Less heat translates to greater rider comfort. And unlike the Ninja H2 with its voracious appetite, the engine flows less air, meaning quieter operation and the possibility of a lighter exhaust system – less air in means less air out, so smaller exhaust volume to be quietened.  In total, the new engine, including the exhaust system, is approximately 3 kg lighter.
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Fuel Economy

Fuel Efficiency 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 Z1000SX and Versys 1000. Combined with its 19 litre fuel tank, this gives the Ninja H2 SX SE+ a substantial cruising range.
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Sport Touring Performance

Sportiness & Wind Protection Full-Fairing


Full-fairing bodywork contributes to both wind protection and the Ninja H2 SX SE+’s 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 strategically shields the rider without being too large, balancing rider comfort and aerodynamics. On the SE+ model, a large windscreen further protects the rider from windblast, offering even greater touring comfort.  
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Relaxed, Sporty Riding Position


The riding position for the Ninja H2 SX SE+ was designed with both sport riding and comfort in mind. Not as far forward-leaning as the ZZR1400, and not as upright as the Z1000SX, the Ninja H2 SX SE+’s riding position offers a more relaxed bend for both the elbows and knees than the ZZR1400.  Realising high-speed performance with an upright riding position is difficult to achieve, but thanks to the Ninja H2 SX SE+’s superb wind protection the riding position more comfortable than that of the ZZR1400 was possible. The position is comfortable for both in-town riding and long touring, while still enabling the rider to enjoy sporty riding in the hills.
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Seats Designed for Comfort Seats


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 an accessory Low Seat (15 mm lower) that prioritises an easy reach to the ground. The rear seat, wider and flatter than on the Z1000SX, ensures pillion comfort.

On the SE+ model, high-grade two-tone (leather/suede) seats with double-stitching are standard for both the front and rear seats, adding to its exclusivity. 
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FRAME

Clean-Mount Pannier System FRAME


The mounting system for the accessory panniers allows the panniers to be attached and removed very simply, contributing to increased convenience. Seamlessly integrating the panniers with the rear of the bike, the clean-mount system positions the panniers close to the bike centreline, and, thanks to its clean clutter-free design, ensures the rear of the bike still looks good with the panniers removed.  High-speed testing on Germany’s Autobahn ensures stable operation with panniers.
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New Trellis Frame


The Ninja H2 SX SE+ features an innovative trellis frame like the Ninja H2, but to be able to accommodate a passenger and luggage, the frame needed to be completely redesigned. Its 195 kg payload is comparable to that of the Z1000SX. And increased rigidity and a longer wheelbase deliver the stability for riding at highway speed with panniers, while a 30o steering angle facilitates low-speed manoeuvres
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TECHNOLOGY

ERGO-FIT

ERGO-FIT

ERGO-FIT is an interface system that allows a wide range of riders to feel at one with their machine.

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ABS

ABS

ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) ensures stable braking performance by preventing wheel lock during braking.

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KIBS

KIBS

KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System) is a high-precision brake system designed specifically for supersport models, offering highly efficient braking while maintaining natural feel.

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Cornering Lights

Cornering Lights

Cornering lights provide supplemental illumination when cornering, creating a wider illuminated path in the direction the bike is heading.

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Supercharged engine

Supercharged engine

Designed completely in-house, the immense potential of the highly compact, highly efficient supercharged engine is a testament to the technology possessed by the KHI Group.

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Electronic Throttle Valves

Electronic Throttle Valves

Electronic Throttle Valves allow the ECU to deliver the ideal amount of fuel and air to the engine.

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KCMF - Kawasaki Cornering Management Function)

KCMF - Kawasaki Cornering Management Function)

KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function) monitors engine and chassis parameters throughout the corner.

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KEBC - Kawasaki Engine Brake Control

KEBC - Kawasaki Engine Brake Control

Kawasaki Engine Brake Control allows riders to set engine braking according to preference. 

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IMU - Inertial Measurement Unit

IMU - Inertial Measurement Unit

Combined with Kawasaki’s proprietary dynamic modelling program, input from the IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) enables even more precise chassis orientation awareness, the key to bringing Kawasaki’s electronics to the next level.

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Assist & Slipper Clutch

Assist & Slipper Clutch

Based on racing technology, the Assist & Slipper Clutch acts as both a back-torque limiter and a self-servo mechanism that enables a lighter clutch lever pull.

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KTRC (3-mode)

KTRC (3-mode)

3-Mode KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control), Kawasaki's most advanced traction control system, offers a selection of modes to suit a variety of riding situations, from sport riding to touring.

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Power Modes

Power Modes

Power Mode selection allows engine power delivery to be changed to suit the riding situation.

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Electronic Cruise Control

Electronic Cruise Control

Electronic Cruise Control allows vehicle speed to be fixed. Rider support technology that helps reduce rider fatigue on long trips and contributes to increased touring comfort.

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Economical Riding Indicator

Economical Riding Indicator

The Economical Riding Indicator is a mark appearing on the instrument panel to indicate favourable fuel consumption, encouraging fuel efficient riding.

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Smartphone Connectivity

Smartphone Connectivity

Smartphone connectivity contributes to an enhanced motorcycling experience by enabling riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly.

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