Ninja H2 SX automatically lights the way in 2023

Engineered to be free, the 2023 Kawasaki H2 SX takes all the high-tech features of Kawasaki’s most advanced Sports Tourer ever and adds the convenience of auto high beam.

The ARAS equipped machine benefits from Adaptive Cruise Control and Blind Spot Detection plus, integrated into the new 6.5” colour TFT instrumentation, is Kawasaki's SPIN Infotainment system supporting the unique Rideology app offering a convenient rider/machine interface via Bluetooth and Smartphone. A Forward Collision Warning feature is built into the twin radar specification machine as well as the comfort of an Emergency Stop Signal warning following traffic of sudden braking.

With keyless KIPASS ignition, LED cornering lights, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and Vehicle Hold Assist (aiding uphill starts) as standard features, the list of equipment on the balanced supercharged machine marks it out as a class leading Sport Tourer, especially with the addition of Kawasaki’s one-key accessory clean mount pannier system complete with convenient inner bags. Lighting that leading position in 2023 is the innovative addition of Auto High Beam (AHB). Using a camera sensor to assess the brightness of the lights of vehicles ahead plus streetlights, etc. AHB automatically turns the bike’s LED high beam on or off as necessary. For the system to function, the dimmer/passing switch must be set to high beam and the bike must be travelling above 20 km/h in darkness. With the system engaged a green icon is displayed on the 6.5” TFT multifunction, colour instrument screen.

Consistently at the forefront of innovation, the path ahead is now clearly defined by the Auto High Beam equipped Ninja H2 SX. 

Colours for the two-model range in 2023 are:

Ninja H2 SX

–           Metallic Diablo Black 

Ninja H2 SX SE
(Equipped With KECS Kawasaki Semi-Active Electronically Damped Suspension With Skyhook)    

–           Emerald Blazed Green/Metallic Diablo Black/Metallic Graphite Grey

Kawasaki reveals carbon neutrality plans at EICMA | Go with Green Power

In a landmark speech at the 2022 EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan, the President of Kawasaki Motors Corporation, Mr Hiroshi Ito, unveiled a range of new and prototype Kawasaki models while sharing more details of a company-wide vision focused on Carbon Neutrality.

Joining the battery electric Z family machine destined to fulfill the needs of commuters in cities across Europe first shown as a prototype at Intermot, Mr Ito also unveiled a Ninja style machine with the same dual battery motive power and a maximum capacity of 3.0 kWh. Both machines have been created to comply with the European A1 vehicle licence regulations and will be on sale during 2023.

Highlighting Kawasaki research and development into other innovative vehicle types, Mr Ito hosted the European preview  of Kawasaki’s first ever Hybrid motorcycle in prototype form. Able to quickly and easily switch between its internal combustion engine and electric motive power, the HEV machine is currently destined to be part of the 2024 product range.

Demonstrating that Kawasaki is considering the full breadth of urban mobility from multi-cylinder machines to those based on familiar cycle technology and configuration, the Kawasaki booth at EICMA also hosted displays including an electric tricycle  called “Noslisu” plus an experimental hydrogen powered display engine based on the Supercharged Ninja H2 using direct injection and compressed gaseous hydrogen as fuel plus the Elektrode, a child’s off-road style electric bike already on sale in North America.

While underlining Kawasaki’s commitment to internal combustion engines and research into future fuel types, Mr Ito also unveiled a new symbol headlining the new Go with Green Power initiative with its goal of achieving carbon neutrality for Kawasaki within a strategic timeframe. 

From the current model line, an updated Ninja H2 SX was shown for the first time at EICMA. Already equipped with front and rear radar sensors as standard, the new addition of auto high-beam – that automatically switches between low and high beams – was unveiled as just one of the many new models for 2023 season. Amidst so many attention-grabbing new, prototype and pre-production models, Mr Ito additionally clarified that across the two model seasons from model years 2024 to 2025, Kawasaki plan to also introduce about 30 internal combustion engined motorcycles globally. About half of this number will comply with European regulations and are therefore destined for the European market.

The sentiment that Mr Ito left the media audience with at EICMA was that Kawasaki will continue to provide products and services that meet the needs of its customers and society by harnessing advances in current vehicle technology and via new, environmentally friendly products that are carbon neutral.
 
Watch the full press conference here, and the promotional videos here and here

adidas and Kawasaki team up once again

adidas and Kawasaki team up once again with another addition to the collaborative ZX footwear collection. This iteration comes in the form of the adidas ZX22 KAWASAKI, a future-ready sneaker inspired by the experimental forms and materials of the Kawasaki vehicle.

adidas are reunited once again with Kawasaki for a bold new footwear release, reigniting the collaboration that fuses the aesthetic of the Japanese powersports titan into the world of the celebrated ZX sneaker range. Inspired by the forms of futuristic Kawasaki vehicles, this future-ready silhouette is executed in a bold metallic colorway accented with black and lime green details.
A co-branded metallic silver leather with reflective three-stripe branding sits on a chunky midsole unit with BOOST cushioning, encased in a bold heel cage accented with lime green and black details.

About Kawasaki:
Kawasaki is one of the world’s leading powersports (motorcycle, off-road four wheelers, and personal watercraft) and power unit brand. Its unique ability to create products with unrivaled performance is made possible through its technological expertise drawn from a century of diversified engineering and heavy industry capability of the Kawasaki Group. True to its development philosophy to constantly challenge themselves in delivering the ultimate riding experience and sensory thrills to nourish the soul and empower spiritual richness, has produced many iconic machines such as the H1 (500SS Mach-III), Z1 (900 Super Four), Ninja (GPz900R), and in recent years the supercharged Ninja H2. 

About adidas Originals:

Inspired by the rich sporting heritage of adidas – one of the world’s leading sports brands and a global designer and developer of athletic footwear and apparel – adidas Originals is a lifestyle brand founded in 2001. With the adidas archive at its foundation, adidas Originals continues to evolve the brand’s legacy through its commitment to product innovation and its ability to filter the creativity and courage found on courts and sporting arenas through the lens of contemporary youth culture. Marked by the iconic Trefoil logo that was first used in 1972 and championed by those that continue to shape and define creative culture, adidas Originals continues to lead the way as the pioneering sportswear brand for the street.