Kawasaki Motors Japan has just announced the start of sales of two of their latest motorcycle creations — the Ninja 1000SX and the much-awaited Z H2.
The Ninja 1000 is pretty much the Ninja ZX-10R in a touring bike package. It is powered by the same inline-4, 1043cc engine of the Z1 and produces a claimed 140 Ps (138hp) of power and 111 Nm of torque.
New for this year's model is the addition of a fully-digital, 4.3-inch TFT color LCD screen. Your smartphone can now be paired with the Ninja 1000SX, giving you the ability to manage calls as well as music from the controls on the left handlebar. The seat shape has also been updated for better riding comfort. It has also adopted a single-sided exhaust muffler as opposed to the dual exhaust mufflers from the previous model.
Last but not the least, the new Ninja 1000SX will be equipped with the latest technology from Kawasaki such as power modes, Kawasaki Cornering Management Function (KCMF), Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Assist & Slipper clutch and Intelligent ABS.
During last year's Tokyo Motor Show, MotoPinas.com was witness to the unveiling of the most powerful naked bike Kawasaki has ever produced — the Z H2.
Like the H2, the “Z” version is also powered by a 998 cc inline-four, DOHC engine with a variable-speed supercharger. But unlike its superbike sibling, the Z's tuning leans toward the low to mid-range and is said to be “tamed,” making it more accessible to a broader range of motorcycle aficionados. Still, Kawasaki claims that the new Z H2 can deliver a staggering 200 Ps (197hp) of power and 137 Nm of torque.
The frame retains the trellis structure albeit modified a bit to be more at home for street riding. As for the swing arm, Kawasaki turned away from the single-sided swingarm and instead opted for the more traditional double-sided swingarm, which was borrowed directly from the ZX-10RR.
Both the Ninja 1000SX and Z H2 will be available in Japanese showrooms on Saturday, April 4, 2020.
Will it be available in the Philippines?
Last November, during the 6th Ilocos Sur Invitational Ride hosted by the Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur, MotoPinas.com has confirmed from one of our friends at Kawasaki Motors Philippines Corporation that they will be bringing the Z H2 in the country within the 1st quarter of the year. Due to the coronavirus crisis, however, which forced the Philippine government to impose an Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in the entire Luzon, the official unveiling of the Z H2 (and possibly the 2020 Ninja 1000SX) might take a while, or until the crisis is resolved.