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« on: October 10, 2017, 04:00:36 pm »

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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 04:59:15 pm »

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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2017, 05:41:09 pm »



Tuneable boost from the handlebar ... I can say no more ...
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2017, 08:33:29 pm »

Hmmmm...where did you dig that up? Or is that just a picture of an H2?  Clearly no ESA. Lol
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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 11:21:32 pm »


Hmmmm...where did you dig that up? Or is that just a picture of an H2?  Clearly no ESA. Lol


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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2017, 01:30:21 pm »

I like (if this photochop is remotely real).
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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2017, 01:59:52 pm »


I like (if this photochop is remotely real).



Isn't that just a Ninja 1000 with the green trellis frame from an H2?
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2017, 04:02:01 pm »

It looks like a well done mish-mash of Concours, H2, and maybe Ninja 1000...but it actually doesn't look too bad. LOL

The real bike will probably be all origami.
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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2017, 09:56:20 pm »

according to http://www.thedrive.com/watch-this/15014/kawasaki-teases-supercharged-sport-touring-bike:

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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2017, 02:33:12 pm »

Todays the day ... The ReBirth of the SPORT-tourer ?





https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/2017/11/07/2018-kawasaki-ninja-h2-sx-first-look-15-fast-facts/

Following are the essential fast facts.

1. The 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX arrives with the same 998cc supercharged powerplant found in its superbike brethren, but redesigned for streetability and less heat. Kawasaki didn’t simply place a smaller supercharger on the H2R’s engine; rather, Kawasaki redesigned the supercharger, combustion chamber, cams, intake and exhaust components.

2. The H2 SX’s powerplant produces 200 horsepower @ 11,000 rpm, and 101 ft/lbs of torque @ 9,500 rpm. To put this into perspective, the H2R produces over 300 horsepower due to 30 PSI of boost; the H2 and H2 SX are likely around 20 PSI of boost, though these numbers weren’t confirmed.

3. The H2 SX’s engine is 6.6-lbs. lighter than the H2/H2Rs, and the overall wet weight of the sport tourer is 564 lbs.

4. The Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX features a trellis frame similar to the Ninja H2, but it’s redesigned for panniers and passengers. The new frame additional rigidity, and a longer wheelbase for stability at highway speeds. The steering head angle is also 30 degrees to help with agility at slow speeds.

2018 Kawasaki H2 SX colors5. The H2 SX arrives with a five-gallon gas tank, and Kawasaki says its fuel efficiency is “on par” with the Versys 1000, which reportedly averages 36 mpg.

6. For additional protection from the elements and engine heat, along with streamlined aerodynamics, the SX’s bodywork was completely redesigned. The SE model receives a large windscreen further protects the rider from windblast, offering even greater touring comfort.

7. The ergonomics were designed for comfort in both touring and sport-riding situations. Kawasaki says the H2 SX is not as far forward-leaning as the ZZR1400, but not as upright as the Ninja 1000.

8. The panniers were designed to seamlessly integrate into the H2 SX’s design, and are close to centerline which helps keep the motorcycle stable at high speed with panniers (Kawasaki says it tested this on Germany’s Autobahn).

2018 Kawasaki H2 SX SE cruise control9. A three-mode KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control) offers a selection of intervention to suit a variety of riding situations, from sport riding to touring.

10. What a 2018 sport touring bike be without cruise control? The H2 SX arrives from the factory with cruise control.

11. The Kawasaki arrives with Kawasaki Cornering Management Function (KCMF), which uses a Bosch IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) that provides a real-time view 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, KCMF oversees the following systems:

KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control, including traction and wheel lift control)
KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System, including pitching and corner braking control)
Kawasaki Engine Brake Control
KLCM (Kawasaki Launch Control Mode, only on the SE model)
12. The Ninja H2 SX SE is upgraded with cornering lights built into each side of the fairing that 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, Kawasaki says.

2018 Kawasaki H2 SX SE touring13. The Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE also arrives with a full-color TFT LCD screen compared to the standard LCD screen on the base H2 SX. The SE model’s screen enables information to be displayed graphically. Two selectable display modes (Touring, Sport) allow riders to prioritise the information they want to see depending on the kind of riding they are doing at the time. Compared to the analogue-style tachometer that is complemented by a full digital LCD screen on the standard model.

14. The SE model arrives with a quick shifter that allows for clutchless upshifts and downshifts. The quick shifter only works above 2500 rpm.

15. The SE is also upgraded with KLCM (Kawasaki Launch Control Mode), which electronically controls engine output to prevent wheelspin and minimize wheel lift when launching.

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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2017, 02:35:57 pm »

If you don't like the "sport" due to its weight, you may not like the "touring" either due to it's fuel range.

According to one web site I've seen, it has about the same fuel economy as the Versys 1000 - 36 MPG ( I assume that's US gallons, not Imperial)

Tank size is 19 liters - 4.2 Imperial / 5 U.S. gallons

Range to empty is just 181 miles. I would be looking for gas at about 125 miles. ( On my FJR I typically start checking for gas at about 200 miles; with a bit of gas in my aux tank, about 300+ miles. )


Edit to correct liter / gallon conversion. Thanks UFO
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« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2017, 05:32:03 pm »

I put a deposit down on one yesterday on the assumption it's coming to NA. Lol Why not? If things don't work out I'll just get a refund. When I went to the dealer (one of the largest Kawi dealers in the state) they knew nothing about it. Never heard of it. Knew nothing of the rumors it was coming. Etc.

My Multistrada has been nothing but a PITA, time for change.

And 19 liters is 5.0 US gallons.
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« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2017, 05:44:17 pm »

Too much weight for me. Add luggage with stuff in it and you're over 600.  I've decided that any bike over 500 pounds wet is heavier than I want to deal with. I'm in a mood to downsize the bike, and supersize the fun.
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« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2017, 06:28:58 pm »


I put a deposit down on one yesterday on the assumption it's coming to NA. Lol
My Multistrada has been nothing but a PITA, time for change.


 That is awesome!  Thumbsup

 It will be a great bike and I'm betting it won't disappoint you.

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« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2017, 07:31:48 pm »

The deposit is just hedging my interest to be safe. Bigsmile Yeah, it would be fun to do again, but motorcycle forums are a dying breed. Sad

I miss the good old days of about 2000-2010 motorcycle forums. Facebook and all the other social media nonsense just doesn't give me a sense of true community.
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« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2017, 11:45:53 pm »

I get the hedging x 10.

Riding this motorcycle may be the last hurrah of performance/touring.  Horsepower/torque rules my veins ... and heart. I am sorry about the mileage, give due consideration to the range concerns  ... but I embrace fully the thrill that engine will unleash! Oh yeah ! Would that I could.
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« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2017, 09:40:01 am »

Well. Based on the U.K. price — this could be amazing. Especially with all the riding at altitude I do , a blower would be (again) amazing. Wonder if there is any way I can squeeze onto one semi-comfortably


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« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2017, 11:55:28 pm »

US details should come out Dec 1st. But Canadian prices have been released, and they are probably a closer approximation to US prices than UK.

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Canadian Kawasaki Motors released pricing for the SX and the other new 2018 models.

North of the border, the 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX is priced at CA$21,899 (US$17,192) with the SE version priced at CA$25,299 (US$19,862).

By comparison, the 2018 Ninja H2 clocks in at an even CA$31,000 in Canada, or about US$24,339, about $3,661 less expensive than what the H2 is priced in the US


I expect the US prices to be a little more, but not as high as UK conversion prices: $19,955 and $24,920.  I'm sure they will try to keep the SX around $19K, and the SX SE will sneak up to $22-$23K. I don't expect it to be $25K.  We'll see in a couple weeks.
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« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2017, 04:49:23 pm »

^ That's really cool you plan on getting one.  Shame about the Multi, can't believe Ducati won't get their QC shit together after creating such an awesome bike.  
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« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2017, 05:17:37 pm »

I don't know if I'm getting one, I just want to be on the list in case. I suspect there won't be a large number at the dealers.

And the Multistrada has been redesigned like twice since I bought mine. I assume it's a much higher quality bike today than it was in 2010. But then again, "Ducati character"  Lol
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