2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX

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THE KAWASAKI DIFFERENCE

SUPERCHARGE YOUR JOURNEY

While the Ninja H2™R was born from a pure pursuit of supercharged hypersport performance, the all-new Ninja H2 SX, developed from the same bloodline, is the ultimate production supercharged sportbike that combines the most desirable street qualities of hypersport, supersport and sport touring bikes. The balanced supercharged engine offers a versatile engine character that delivers both exhilarating supercharged acceleration and superb fuel economy. Aggressive body design, cast aluminum wheels and all-LED lighting are among the styling highlights that make the Ninja H2 SX stand apart as an icon of sport performance, luxury and style. Take your journey to a thrilling new level.

Advanced Electronics

  • BOSCH® IMU (INERTIAL MEASUREMENT UNIT): ​Compact IMU enables inertia along 6 Degrees of Freedom to be monitored. Acceleration along longitudinal, transverse and vertical axes, plus roll rate and pitch are measured. The yaw rate is calculated by the ECU using Kawasaki’s proprietary dynamic modeling software. This next-level system enables predictive and adaptive electronics for precise chassis orientation awareness.
  • KCMF: ​Using the latest evolution of advanced modeling software and feedback, 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 transitions from acceleration to braking and back again while also assisting riders in tracing their intended line through the corner.
  • KTRC: ​Whereas many competitive traction control systems react to wheel-slip, this IMU-enhanced feedback version of KTRC predicts conditions and acts before slippage exceeds the range for optimal traction. ​When turned on, riders can choose from 3 modes, allowing riders to choose the degree in which each mode intervenes during riding. Riders may also elect to turn the system off. ​Modes 1 and 2 are optimized for maximum forward acceleration while mode 3 allows for assistance during wet pavement conditions.
  • POWER MODES: ​The Ninja H2™ SX comes with three power modes: Full, Middle and Low, allowing riders to select power delivery to suit their preference and riding conditions.
  • KAWASAKI ENGINE BRAKE CONTROL​: ​This system allows riders to set engine braking according to preference. When the system is activated, the engine braking effect is reduced, providing less interference when sport riding.
  • HIGH-TECH INSTRUMENTATION​: ​​The instrumentation design combines a full digital LCD screen with an analogue-style tachometer. LCD screen features a negative display (white characters on a black background), contributing to the high-quality image. In addition to the digital speedometer and gear position indicator, display functions include: fuel gauge, odometer, dual trip meters, current mileage, average mileage, fuel consumption, bank angle display and max bank angle recording function (possible thanks to feedback from the IMU), coolant temperature, boost indicator, boost (intake air chamber) temperature, clock, Economical Riding Indicator, and IMU indicator. Analogue-style tachometer design uses an actual needle enhanced by backlit rpm numbers that illuminate to chase the tachometer needle as it moves around the dial.
  • ALL-LED LIGHTING: ​The Ninja H2™ SX is equipped with LED lights from headlamp to taillight

Performance

  • PREMIUM PRFORMANCE: ​The massive power of the balanced supercharged engine demands a multitude of high-performance components to ensure an effortless yet powerful experience to dominate the open road.
  • DOG-RING TRANSMISSION: ​Designed for high-performance racing engines, the premium dog-ring transmission allows for smooth, precise, quick shifting. Rather than shifting gears into place, the gears in this configuration stay in place, with the lightweight dog rings moving to engage the gears. A high-quality hydraulic clutch self-adjusts to ensure consistent performance and smooth actuation.
  • FULLY-ADJUSTABLE SUPERSPORT SUSPENSION: ​KYB fully adjustable mono-shock Uni-Trak® rear suspension contributes to the balance of ride comfort and sport performance. Remote shock preload adjuster allows the rider to adjust rear shock spring settings to better accommodate varying loads or riding styles​. The KYB inverted low friction cartridge fork offers superb action; initial stroke is smooth and compliant followed by progressive damping through the end of the stroke. The front fork is fully adjustable for compression and rebound damping, as well as preload.
  • BRAKES: ​In the front, 2 massive 320mm semi-floating discs are gripped by dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston, monobloc calipers, delivering strong braking force and superb feel. In the rear, a 250mm disc with twin-piston caliper provides strong braking performance.
  • KIBS: ​IMU-enabled Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS) is a supersport-grade high-precision multi-sensing ABS brake assistance system. Uses high-precision control to modulate brake pressure during sport riding.
  • WHEELS: The cast aluminum wheels were designed for optimized rigidity, which contributes to high-speed stability whether riding alone, or with a passenger and cargo. The star-pattern 5-spoke wheel design offers optimum rigidity for high-power performance at highway speeds.
  • TRELLIS FRAME: ​The lightweight trellis frame provides strength to harness the incredible power of the supercharged engine and features a balanced flex to achieve optimal rigidity for both sport riding and comfortable sport touring. The Ninja H2™ SX shares a trellis frame design similar to that of its Ninja H2 and Ninja H2R counterparts, but it has been completely redesigned for compatibility with passengers and luggage​.

SPORT TOURING CAPABILITY

  • COMFORT FOR THE JOURNEY: ​Sporty yet relaxed riding position accommodates solo and 2-up riding for a wide variety of riding situations.
  • CLEAN-MOUNT SADDLEBAG SYSTEM: Allows the KQR™ 28L. Hard Saddlebag set* to be easily attached and removed for increased convenience. The saddlebags are color matched, utilize a one-key system (ignition and saddlebags), and can each hold a full-lace helmet*KQR™ 28L Hard Saddlebag set is sold separately as a Kawasaki Genuine Accessory.
  • ENHANCED FUEL RANGE: Superb fuel efficiency combined with a 5-gallon fuel tank delivers outstanding cruising range.
  • ELECTRONIC CURISE CONTROL: A simple press of a button allows the rider to set a desired speed to enable relaxed cruising and enhanced riding comfort.
  • AMPLE WIND PROTECTION: Full-fairing bodywork offers a balance of rider comfort and aerodynamics, strategically shielding the rider without causing adverse drag at higher speeds.

Supercharged Power

  • POWER FOR THE DISTANCE: ​The Ninja H2™ streetbike's supercharged engine creates unprecedented power for remarkable acceleration. The heavy growl of the boosted liter-class engine is a sound the streets won't soon forget.
  • IN-HOUSE-DESIGNED BALANCED SUPERCHARGER: ​Newly redesigned to offer both power and fuel efficiency, the street-focused balanced supercharger is incredibly efficient at compressing air while minimizing heat. As a result of the supercharger’s efficiency, no large, heavy intercooler is required to cool the compressed air. ​The supercharger was designed to match the engine, allowing high-efficiency operation over a wider range of conditions than could be provided by any other typical supercharger.
  • RAM AIR INTAKE​: Designed to deliver fresh air to the supercharger to increase efficiency and match the airflow requirements of the balanced supercharged engine. Air supplied to the supercharger enters via a single Ram Air intake in the left side of the upper cowl. The total frontal area is approx. 80% that of the Ninja H2™, matching airflow requirements of the Balanced Supercharged Engine to optimize flow (and response) at the low-mid engine speeds​. Ram Air duct was designed to route fresh air to the supercharger in as straight a line as possible, contributing to the increased supercharger efficiency.
  • IMPELLER BUILT IN-HOUSE​: ​The Ninja H2™ SX supercharger features an in-house designed impeller—the shape and angle of the blades are optimized for the high-efficiency engine. The complex impeller is formed from a forged aluminum block using a 5-axis CNC machining center for precision and durability. Grooves etched into the blade surfaces help direct the airflow.
  • THE PLANETARY GEAR: ​Designed using technology from Kawasaki Heavy Industries, LTD (KHI) Aerospace Company, the planetary gear is incredibly compact and efficient at transferring power. The planetary gear train runs off the crankshaft - with speed stepped up by an intermediary gear -ultimately producing an impeller rotation of 9.2x the crank speed, reaching maximum speeds of nearly 130,000 rpm, to produce optimal airflow.
  • 998 CC INLINE 4-CYLINDER ENGINE: The balanced supercharged engine delivers both exhilarating acceleration and superb fuel efficiency. The key to achieving this balance was increasing the engine’s thermal efficiency by utilizing a high compression ratio. Cast (rather than forged) through a unique process, the high compression pistons of the Ninja H2™ SX are lightweight—yet strong—and able to withstand extremely high temperatures.A two-stage machining process for the cylinder head (race technology developed for the Ninja® ZX™-10R supersport bike) is used to form the throat of the intake ports, resulting in smooth intake airflow for maximum efficiency and performance. Hydraulic Assist and Slipper clutch offers light clutch pull and minimizes wheel chatter caused by downshifting​.

General Information

Manufacturer Kawasaki
Model Year 2018
Model Ninja H2 SX
Model Code ZX1002AJFL
Color Metallic Carbon Gray / Metallic Matte Carbon Gray

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston monobloc calipers, dual semi-floating 320 mm discs, KIBS ABS

Rear - Opposed 2-piston calipers, single 250 mm disc, KIBS ABS

Tires

Front - 120/70 ZR17 (58W)

Rear - 190/55 ZR17 (75W)

Dimensions

Length Overall - 84.1 in.
Height Overall - 47.4 in.
Width Overall - 30.5 in.
Weight

Curb - 564.5 lb.

Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90 percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).

Ground Clearance 5.1 in.
Wheelbase 58.3 in.
Seat Height 32.9 in.

Drivetrain

Transmission 6-speed, return, dog-ring
Final Drive Sealed chain

Engine

Engine 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve, supercharged
Displacement 998 cc
Bore x Stroke 76.0 x 55.0 mm
Compression Ratio 11.2:1
Fuel System DFI® w/ 40 mm throttle bodies (4) with dual injection
Fuel Capacity 5 gal.
Ignition Digital
Cooling Liquid

Operational

Frame Trellis, high-tensile steel, with swingarm mounting plate
Suspension

Front - 43 mm inverted fork with rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability and top-out springs

Front Travel - 4.7 in.

Rear - New Uni-Trak, gas charged shock with piggyback reservoir, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out spring

Rear Travel - 5.5 in

Rake 24.7°
Trail 4.1 in.

Other

Includes

Kawasaki Corner Management Function (KCMF)

Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC)

Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS)

Kawasaki Engine Brake Control

Warranty 12 Month Limited Warranty