Kawasaki Z H2 Review | Cradley Kawasaki

POSTED: 24/10/2023

If you've ever dreamed of owning a motorcycle that not only roars with power but also turns heads with its striking appearance, then you're in for a treat. In this deep dive, we'll unravel the secrets of the Kawasaki Z H2, exploring its dynamic design, heart-pounding performance, and unexpected practicality.


The Kawasaki Z H2 is a naked superbike that boasts a bold and aggressive design aimed to captivate motorcycle enthusiasts. With its sharp lines, angular shapes, and exposed engine components, this bike exudes confidence and power. At the front, you'll find a commanding LED headlight and distinctive ram-air intakes, while the sculpted side panels proudly display the Z H2's robust engine. The tail section is short and stubby, complemented by a high-mounted exhaust that not only looks sleek but also contributes to the bike's agility.


Available in two striking colour schemes - Metallic Matte Graphene Steel Gray and Metallic Matte Spark Black - both options feature the iconic Kawasaki green accents on the wheels, frame, and bodywork. However, the Z H2's design isn't just for show. Those sharp lines and angular shapes aren't merely aesthetic choices; they enhance the bike's aerodynamics, ensuring a smooth and controlled ride. The exposed engine components play a functional role too, promoting optimal cooling during your adventures on the road. Additionally, the high-mounted exhaust lowers the bike's centre of gravity, making it incredibly responsive and agile.


The Z H2's thoughtful design includes a large LED headlight for superior visibility, adding to its practicality and safety. And let's not forget the innovative ram-air intakes that enhance engine performance, making every ride an exhilarating experience.


At the heart of this beast lies a supercharged 998cc inline-four engine, boasting a staggering 200 horsepower and 101 lb-ft of torque. To put it simply, the Z H2's power-to-weight ratio rivals that of some of the most elite sports bikes in the market, making it a true powerhouse on two wheels.


But the Z H2 isn't just about raw numbers; it's a marvel on the road. Picture this: 0 to 60 mph in a mere 2.8 seconds and a top speed that soars beyond 170 mph. Whether you're craving a lightning-fast acceleration or a heart-pounding high-speed experience, this motorcycle has got you covered. What sets the Z H2 apart is not only its brute force but also its exceptional agility and ease of handling. Thanks to its well-balanced chassis and suspension, navigating winding roads becomes an absolute joy.


Underneath the sleek design, you'll find a centrifugal supercharger, similar to the ones found in high-performance cars like the Bugatti Veyron. This supercharger ensures optimal efficiency, delivering an impressive boost at high RPMs. The Z H2's lightweight trellis frame and aluminium swingarm contribute to its nimbleness, enhancing handling and manoeuvrability. Moreover, this powerhouse comes equipped with a suite of electronic rider aids, including traction control, launch control, and cornering management. These features aren't just extras; they're your trusty companions, keeping you safe and in control, especially when you decide to push the limits.


Surprisingly comfortable and remarkably easy to handle, the Z H2 welcomes riders with an upright position, a cushy seat, and a stable, long wheelbase. And here's the cherry on top: a suite of electronic aids including traction control, wheelie control, and launch control. These features transform it into a practical choice for your touring adventures or leisurely weekend escapades, making it stand tall among other supernaked motorcycles.


When it comes to fuel efficiency, the Z H2 manages an average of 35 mpg, which isn't too shabby for a supercharged marvel. Of course, your mileage may vary based on your riding style, dipping a bit if you tend to rev it up in the higher RPM range. In terms of comfort, the Z H2 surprises for a supernaked bike. Picture a wide, plush seat and a relaxed, upright riding position, although its weight can be noticeable during those extended journeys.


In the realm of storage, it offers a modest underseat compartment and a removable passenger seat ready to accommodate a tail bag. While it might not be your go-to choice for cross-country travels, it's enough for those short getaways. 


The Kawasaki Z H2 is a bike that invites you to experience exhilaration and functionality in one package. Its bold design is more than just eye candy; it's a testament to aerodynamic excellence and functional ingenuity. When it comes to performance, the Z H2 shatters boundaries, delivering a ride that's as thrilling as it is smooth.


If you've found your heart racing at the mere thought of taking the Z H2 for a spin, why not turn that excitement into reality? Contact us today to make an enquiry, reserve your dream bike, or boost your adrenaline with a test drive. Seize the handlebars and let the Kawasaki Z H2 redefine your riding experience.

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