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Ninja H2 SX SE Driving Report: Japan for Foodies


IIn culinary circles, Kawasaki is known for its alphabetical sushi. Do you want to taste? KIBS, KECS, KCMF, KIPASS, ARAS, ACC, FCW, BSD, ESS, TPMS, KLCM, KTRC, KQS, SPIN. For the unformed stomach of a newcomer, such a thing is difficult to digest. But each of these abbreviations represents a technical treat on the Ninja H2SX SE. It’s the most advanced that Japanese motorcycle manufacturing currently has to offer. on all brands.

The machine is unique because of its compressor motor. Smooth 200 hp served the cubic thousand four-cylinder engine, up to 137 Newton meters served as a complement. It requires 11,000 rpm for maximum performance and 8,500 rpm for maximum speed.

As long as the Black and Green Sports Tourer was in the writing, we didn’t even come close to getting a taste of the engine’s possibilities. The compressor probably felt too low a challenge. The reader acts humbly, but with such confidence that he sometimes makes you forget. When a Porsche spoiler once said he had to flex his muscles on the highway, Kawasaki frowned with incredible nonchalance and drove off only because his driver no longer felt responsible for such a getaway. The official top speed is 299 km/h.

It’s not to everyone’s taste, some people break their heads in front of such doctrinal values. In practice, Compressor Ninja is aimed less at devilish intimidating personalities than at solvent connoisseurs in the sense of the particular technology, an exception for a manageable target. Sporty hikers who need an active sitting position are no longer in fashion, and the base price of 28,195 euros including additional costs, which is mainly due to the excellent design and appearance of high quality, prevents large quantities. The top version of Kompressor-Express is the Ninja H2 SX SE performance tourer, which we have moved and which is equipped with, among other things, a set of cases, an Akrapovic silencer and a windshield tinted. When the owner brings the bill, you have to ingest: 30,545 euros.

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Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE

But the Kawa is one of the few motorcycles for which a highway is more than a necessary evil, due to the fact that it draws its course on rails and the Shinkansen has a forward thrust, shielding the storm from the storm. ‘before. Well, the newly created comfortable padding offers, if you wish, you can warm your hands and also touch the sound barrier with accessories. A radar module at the front, perfectly integrated into the overall picture, creates the conditions for the new ACC adaptive cruise control based on Bosch development, which is able to brake and accelerate automatically and only works with a BMW or Ducati. East. There’s also FCW Collision Warning, which sounds an alarm in moments of inattention with light signals on the sleek new 6.5-inch color display.

They’re useful aids, and we found the BSD (Blind Spot Detection) blind-spot warning system to be most useful in road and city traffic. For this, a radar sensor was also installed at the rear. Luckily, it doesn’t bother you with unnecessary flickering in the rearview mirror, but it’s smart enough to decide when there might be danger.

Intelligent suspension ensures superior comfort

With all the abbreviations mentioned at the beginning, the Japanese demonstrate that the flagship from Kawasaki catches up with the best products from European manufacturers. KQS is the name of the shift assistant, VHA is the popular hill start assist, KLCM is the launch control we never use, ESS is the emergency brake signal, and KCMF is the corner braking support. KECS – Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension – represents a critical point, semi-active suspension. With the renowned braking system, it’s a playmate worthy of over-engineering. The intelligent suspension ensures perfect road holding as well as excellent comfort even on miserable asphalt patches. Depending on the driving mode, a Skyhook function is activated, which compensates for disruptive effects when braking or accelerating. There is also an electro-hydraulic load equalization, which is not automatic, as is already offered here and there at the top level, but can be adjusted at the push of a button – optionally with or without accessories. one or two people.

The presence of the TPMS tire pressure monitoring system should also be indicated, as should the cornering light. As the incline increases, the 270 kg monster switches up to three additional LEDs in the side panel. The wealth of information in the TFT cockpit includes boost and brake pressure, lean angle, g-force, throttle position and also temperature in the airbox. Smartphone app connectivity does useful and entertaining things. The H2 curve does not disdain lettuce. In our case, he allowed himself to feed an average of 5.7 liters of electric food per 100 kilometers with a moderate and decent driving style.

The keyless entry system with rotary switches in the cockpit is a win, but not an end. For the tank cap and the bag you still have to remove the key, turn the bit and put it in the lock. Many switches at the ends of the handlebars are not backlit. And the absence of automatic rearming of the turn signals is no longer relevant. However, the following applies: kHgg. Kawasaki did well.