Announcement on Ninja H2 SX, Ninja H2 SX SE, VERSYS 650 New Models and Plan to Introduce Electric Motorcycles

Nov. 24, 2021

Tokyo, November 24, 2021 — Kawasaki Motors, Ltd. announced today at the EICMA show*1 held in the outskirts of Milan, Italy beginning on November 25, that in addition to three new 2022 models, the Ninja H2 SX, Ninja H2 SX SE and VERSYS 650, in 2022 it will announce plans to introduce three new electric motorcycles. Further details on the three electric models will be released in 2022.

Overview of three new 2022 models

■ Ninja H2 SX / Ninja H2 SX SE
Next-level supercharged performance combined with a focus on long-distance comfort make this high-performance sport tourer truly one-of-a-kind.

Main features

• The first Japanese mass-production model*2 and first sport tourer model*2 to equip Bosch’s Advanced Rider Assistance Systems (ARAS).
ARAS includes three elements: Adaptive Cruise Control*3 (ACC), a Forward Collision Warning*4 and Blind-Spot Detection*5. It incorporates radar sensors, braking system, engine control system and Human Machine Interface (HMI) to offer riders increased peace of mind while riding.
• Other new functions include Vehicle Hold Assist (VHA), which provides supplementary brake force when stopped, and an Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), which causes the brake light to flash to alert following vehicles of sudden deceleration. This is the first time for these functions to be featured on any Kawasaki model.
• The instrument panel incorporates a 6.5 inch full-color TFT LCD screen. In addition to being able to connect with smartphones, it is compatible with the new “Kawasaki SPIN” infotainment app, which allows calls, music, navigation and other smartphone apps to be displayed and interacted with on the screen.
• Thanks to various changes in the engine, the new model achieves cleaner exhaust emissions, improved fuel economy and stronger mid-range torque. New styling includes an updated upper cowling design that gives the machine fresh look, a new seat shape for added comfort and other updates, bringing together the kind of looks and touring potential worthy a Kawasaki flagship model.
• The Ninja H2 SX SE is equipped with cutting-edge technology beyond that of the base model, including Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension (KECS) with Skyhook technology*6. Its front brake package includes Brembo’s highest grade Stylema monobloc calipers.

 Ninja H2 SX    Ninja H2 SX SE 

■ VERSYS 650
The 649 cm3 parallel twin engine paired with a long-travel suspension achieves both brisk response and easy handling, making the VERSYS 650 a capable partner for enjoyment on all kinds of road surfaces.

Main features

• New styling, mainly in the front cowling, inspired by the flagship VERSYS 1000 model.
• Now equipped with Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) to support stable riding on rough or slippery surfaces. It makes riding fun and gives riders added peace of mind.
• Other new features include a height-adjustable windshield that can be adjusted from the rider’s seat, LED headlights and a 4.3-inch full-color TFT LCD screen that can be connected to a smartphone.
• A full range of accessories including a USB outlet that can be installed inside the front cowling to offer a richer riding experience.

  VERSYS 650 

  1. The biggest motorcycle show in Europe officially called the “Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori” (EICMA).
  2. According to Kawasaki findings as of November, 2021.
  3. Through a combination of engine control and brake control, vehicle speed is adjusted to maintain a suitable distance from the vehicle in front.
  4. This system warns the rider when a vehicle in front becomes too close. When it detects that another vehicle is dangerously close and determines that the rider has not taken any action to deal with the situation, it flashes a bright red LED light and displays a visual signal on the LCD screen to alert the rider.
  5. The radar sensor monitors vehicle surroundings to assist the rider when changing lanes. When a vehicle comes into the rider's blind spot, the system alerts the rider by displaying a visual signal in the mirror.
  6. Technology offering highly composed ride by imagining the motorcycle’s sprung weight were supported by a hook. It adjusts the damping force of the suspension and absorbs and minimizes the shock that the tires receive from bumps and ruts in the road.


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