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Kawasaki teases Z H2 supercharged naked

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Kawasaki teases Z H2 supercharged naked

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With the prior release of two teaser videos, Kawasaki has now shown the shape of the upcoming Kawasaki Z H2 SuperCharge naked hypersports bike with a third video. Set for a public reveal this October 23, the Z H2 Supercharge joins the H2, H2R and H2 SX in Kawasaki’s hypersports lineup.

As can be surmised from the name, the Z H2 comes with a supercharger and is styled as a naked sports bike. The headlight assembly appears to be a standalone unit and the fuel tank has a more pronounced hump.

Set low in the front, the headlight is topped with a minuscule wind deflector that provides cover for the full-colour TFT-LCD instrument panel. Twin LEC lights as used and the tail assembly appears to have a small pillion seat.

Should the new Z H2 use the same engine as the H2, this would make it the world’s most powerful production naked sports motorcycle. On the H2, the supercharged inline-four displaces 998 cc and is capable of producing a claimed 200 hp at 11,000 rpm and 133.5 Nm of torque at 10,500 rpm.

The track only H2R produces 310 hp at 14,000 rpm and 156 Nm of torque at 12,500 rpm while the sports-touring H2SX pumps out 200 hp at 14,000 rpm and 137.3 Nm at 9,500 rpm. While no figures were given, we would think the Kawasaki Z H2 Supercharged would likely weigh in the neighbourhood of 250 kg.

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