2023 Kawasaki Z H2 Review – Specs

The 2023 Kawasaki Z H2 is the perfect example of a modern motorcycle, combining advanced technology with raw power. The Kawasaki brand has always been at the forefront of high-performance motorcycles, and the Z H2 is no exception. Its trellis frame houses a supercharged 998cc inline-four engine that boasts an impressive 197 horsepower and 101 lb-ft of torque, making it one of the top performers in Kawasaki’s 2023 lineup. With a curb weight of only 529 pounds, this bike has an unbeatable power-to-weight ratio, ensuring exhilarating acceleration and top speeds that are best experienced on a track.

Kawasaki Z H2 2023 Specifications
Kawasaki Z H2 2023 Specifications

Kawasaki has fine-tuned the Z H2’s engine management system for optimal performance, incorporating advanced electronics. Riders can choose from three different power modes to customize the bike’s performance to their liking. The chassis of the 2023 Z H2 is equally impressive, featuring a high-tensile steel trellis frame that provides both strength and agility. Its fully adjustable suspension system, equipped with Showa SFFBP front forks and a UniTrak rear shock, delivers precise handling and a smooth ride.

Given the Z H2’s immense power, its braking system is top-notch. Kawasaki has equipped it with Brembo monobloc front calipers and a Brembo master cylinder. The bike also boasts state-of-the-art electronics, including KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent Anti-lock Brake System), KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control), and KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function). These advanced systems work together to give riders unparalleled control, allowing them to push the limits of the Z H2’s performance without compromising safety.

In terms of aesthetics, the 2023 Kawasaki Z H2 has a bold and aggressive design, with sharp lines and a muscular stance that demands attention. The TFT color display offers a customizable interface, making it easy for riders to keep track of essential information such as speed, gear position, and fuel level. As always, Kawasaki has pushed the boundaries of engineering and performance with the Z H2, setting it apart from other Japanese brands.

The 2023 Kawasaki Z H2 starts at $18,500 USD or $23,899 CAD.

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $18,500 USD/$23,899 CAD
  • Key Features: Brembo Calipers, Launch Control, Riding Modes, TFT color instrumentation

Main Specs

  • Engine: 998cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC 16-valve in-line four
  • Power: 197 horsepower
  • Torque: 101 lb-ft
  • Weight: 529 lbs (240 kgs)
  • Seat Height: 32.7 inches (830 mm)

Competitors

  • KTM 1290 Super Duke R Evo
  • Ducati Streetfighter V4

2023 Kawasaki Z H2 Specifications

ENGINE

Engine 998cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC 16-valve in-line four
Power 197 hp
Bore x Stroke 76.0 x 55.0mm
Compression Ratio 11.2:1
Fuel System Fuel injection: ø40 mm x 4
Starter Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump with oil cooler

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Transmission 6-speed, return, dog-ring
Final Drive Chain

CHASSIS

Suspension Front ø43 mm inverted fork (SFF-CA) with KECS-controlled compression and rebound damping, manual spring preload adjustability, and top-out springs / 120 mm (4.7 in)
Suspension Rear New Uni Trak, BFRC lite gas-charged shock with piggyback reservoir, KECS-controlled compression and rebound damping, manual spring preload adjustability, and top-out spring / 134 mm (5.3 in)
Brakes Front Dual semi-floating ø320 mm discs with radial-mount, Brembo Stylema monobloc, opposed 4-piston calipers
Brakes Rear ø260 mm disc with single-piston caliper
Tires Front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tires Rear 190/55ZR17M/C (75W)
Fuel Tank Capacity 19 litres
Color

ELECTRICAL

Ignition Digital
Spark Plugs
Headlight LED
Tail Light LED

DIMENSIONS

Overall Length 82.1 in
Overall Width 31.1 in
Overall Height 44.5 in
Wheelbase 57.3 in
Ground Clearance 5.5 in
Seat Height 32.7 in
Curb Weight 529 lb

WARRANTY

Warranty 12 Month
Kawasaki Protection Plus 12 / 24 / 36 / 48 months
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