Kawasaki Z H2 2020 vs. Kawasaki Z H2 SE 2021

Kawasaki Z H2 2020

Kawasaki Z H2 2020

Kawasaki Z H2 SE 2021

Kawasaki Z H2 SE 2021

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Overview - Kawasaki Z H2 2020 vs Kawasaki Z H2 SE 2021

The Kawasaki Z H2 2020 and the Kawasaki Z H2 SE 2021 are both powerful naked bikes with similar technical specifications. They both have an in-line engine with a displacement of 998cc and produce 200 horsepower and 137 Nm of torque. The fuel system is injection, and they both have four cylinders and liquid cooling.

In terms of suspension, both models feature an upside-down telescopic fork at the front and a swing arm with a monoshock at the rear. The suspension components are from Showa, and they offer adjustments for compression, preload, and rebound. The rear suspension is made of aluminum.

The chassis of both bikes is made of steel and has a tubular frame. The front brakes are double disc with a diameter of 320mm and four pistons. The brakes use radial monoblock technology and are from Brembo. Both models also come with advanced rider assistance systems such as ABS, riding modes, cornering ABS, launch control, ride by wire, quickshifter, traction control, and anti-wheelie.

Kawasaki Z H2 2020

Kawasaki Z H2 2020

In terms of dimensions and weights, both bikes have a front tire width of 120mm and a rear tire width of 190mm, with a diameter of 17 inches for both. The wheelbase is 1455mm, and the seat height is 830mm. The curb weight with ABS is 239kg for the Z H2 2020 and 240kg for the Z H2 SE 2021. Both models have a fuel tank capacity of 19 liters.

In terms of equipment, both bikes come with LED daytime running lights, LED headlights, and a TFT display.

The Kawasaki Z H2 2020 has several strengths. It has an incomparable engine that offers full power and is easy to control. The seating position is pleasant, and the bike provides high riding comfort for a naked bike. Despite the extravagant drive, it has stable and transparent handling. Additionally, it has a quiet but charismatic sound. Overall, it is a motorbike that can be ridden carefree in everyday life.

The Kawasaki Z H2 SE 2021 also has several strengths. It has an incredibly powerful engine, and the electronic chassis offers comfort. It has an independent look with good wind protection for a naked bike and a good braking system.

Kawasaki Z H2 SE 2021

Kawasaki Z H2 SE 2021

However, the Kawasaki Z H2 2020 does have some weaknesses. The quickshifter, while okay, makes interventions that take too long. The suspension strut can become a bit spongy during sporty riding, and the exclusive motorbike deserved exclusive components all around.

The Kawasaki Z H2 SE 2021 has a couple of weaknesses. It has a high weight, and some riders may find the handlebars a little too narrow.

In conclusion, both the Kawasaki Z H2 2020 and the Kawasaki Z H2 SE 2021 are powerful naked bikes with similar technical specifications. They have their strengths and weaknesses, but overall, they offer an exhilarating riding experience with their powerful engines and advanced rider assistance systems.

Technical Specifications Kawasaki Z H2 2020 compared to Kawasaki Z H2 SE 2021

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Engine and Drive Train

Engine typeEngine typeIn lineEngine typeIn line
BoreBore76 mmBore76 mm
StrokeStroke55 mmStroke55 mm
Engine powerEngine power200 HPEngine power200 HP
Rpm at Max. PowerRpm at Max. Power11,000 rpmRpm at Max. Power11,000 rpm
TorqueTorque137 NmTorque137 Nm
Rpm at TorqueRpm at Torque8,500 rpmRpm at Torque8,500 rpm
Compression RatioCompression Ratio11.2 Compression Ratio11.2
Fuel systemFuel systemInjectionFuel systemInjection
StarterStarterElectricStarterElectric
Clutch TypeClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bathClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bath
IgnitionIgnitionDigitalIgnitionDigital
TransmissionTransmissionChainTransmissionChain
Transmission TypeTransmission TypeGearshiftTransmission TypeGearshift
Number of gearsNumber of gears6Number of gears6
CylindersCylinders4Cylinders4
Valves per cylinderValves per cylinder4Valves per cylinder4
ValvesValvesDOHCValvesDOHC
CoolingCoolingliquidCoolingliquid
LubricationLubricationForcedLubricationForced
DisplacementDisplacement998 ccmDisplacement998 ccm

Suspension Front

Front suspensionFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic forkFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic fork
TechnologyTechnologyBig PistonTechnologyBig Piston
BrandBrandShowaBrandShowa
DiameterDiameter43 mmDiameter43 mm
TravelTravel120 mmTravel120 mm
AdjustmentAdjustmentCompression, Preload, ReboundAdjustmentCompression, Preload, Rebound

Suspension Rear

SuspensionSuspensionSwing armSuspensionSwing arm
Shock absorberShock absorberMonoshockShock absorberMonoshock
Shock mountShock mountUni TrakShock mountUni Trak
BrandBrandShowaBrandShowa
TravelTravel134 mmTravel134 mm
AdjustmentAdjustmentCompression, Preload, ReboundAdjustmentCompression, Preload, Rebound
MaterialMaterialAluminiumMaterialAluminium

Chassis

FrameFrameSteelFrameSteel
Frame typeFrame typeTubularFrame typeTubular
RakeRake65.1 degreeRake65.1 degree
TrailTrail104 mmTrail104 mm

Brakes Front

TypeTypeDouble diskTypeDouble disk
DiameterDiameter320 mmDiameter320 mm
PistonPistonFour pistonsPistonFour pistons
TechnologyTechnologyradial, MonoblockTechnologyradial, Monoblock
BrandBrandBremboBrandBrembo

Brakes Rear

TypeTypeDiscTypeDisc
DiameterDiameter250 mmDiameter260 mm
PistonPistonDouble pistonPistonSingle piston

Assistance Systems

Advanced Rider Assistance SystemsAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABS, Riding modes, Cornering ABS, Launch-Control, Ride by Wire, Quickshifter, Traction control, Anti-wheelieAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABS, Suspension electronically adjustable, Riding modes, Cornering ABS, Launch-Control, Ride by Wire, Quickshifter, Traction control, Anti-wheelie

Dimensions and Weights

Front tyre widthFront tyre width120 mmFront tyre width120 mm
Front tyre heightFront tyre height70 %Front tyre height70 %
Front tyre diameterFront tyre diameter17 inchFront tyre diameter17 inch
Rear tyre widthRear tyre width190 mmRear tyre width190 mm
Rear tyre heightRear tyre height55 %Rear tyre height55 %
Rear tyre diameterRear tyre diameter17 inchRear tyre diameter17 inch
LengthLength2,085 mmLength2,085 mm
WidthWidth810 mmWidth810 mm
HeightHeight1,130 mmHeight1,130 mm
WheelbaseWheelbase1,455 mmWheelbase1,455 mm
Seat HeightSeat Height830 mmSeat Height830 mm
Kerb Weight (with ABS)Kerb Weight (with ABS)239 kgKerb Weight (with ABS)240 kg
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity19 lFuel Tank Capacity19 l
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA

Equipment

EquipmentEquipmentLED daytime running lights, LED-Headlights, TFT displayEquipmentLED daytime running lights, LED-Headlights, TFT display

Pros and Cons in comparison

Pros and Cons in comparison

Kawasaki Z H2 2020

Kawasaki Z H2 2020

The fascinating power unit of the Kawasaki not only inspires as a motif for quartet cards or at the regulars' table. The engine is made for practical use. In the saddle of the bike, you can enjoy the thrust in every situation. Commands from the throttle are implemented directly, intensively but also controllably. However, the bike is not an athletic sportsman but a beefy naked bike. It always scores when sovereignty and power are required.

Incomparable engine

full power

easy to control power unit

pleasant seating position

high riding comfort for a naked bike

quiet but charismatic sound

stable and transparent handling

despite the extravagant drive, a motorbike that can be ridden carefree in everyday life.

Quickshifter OK

but makes interventions that take too long

suspension strut becomes a bit spongy during sporty riding

the exclusive motorbike deserved exclusive components all round

Kawasaki Z H2 SE 2021

Kawasaki Z H2 SE 2021

What a naked bike! The Kawasaki Z H2 SE has one thing that is absolutely addictive: a supercharged power unit that works like a steam catapult! The 200 hp from exactly one litre of displacement actually seem to unite from idle and tug together on the chain right up to the limiter. Nor can the Z H2 SE be accused of lacking stability; the electronically adjustable chassis does a good job and above all provides sufficient comfort. At almost 240 kilos ready to ride, the Kawa is of course no lightweight and needs to be pushed into the bends, but you can't call it unwieldy either. A slightly wider handlebar would help. The appearance is clearly a matter of taste, but the protruding front offers comparatively good wind protection.

incredibly powerful engine

the electronic chassis offers comfort

independent look with good wind protection for a naked bike

good braking system

High weight

handlebars a little too narrow

Price Comparison Avarage Market Price Kawasaki Z H2 vs Kawasaki Z H2 SE

There are a few key differences between a Kawasaki Z H2 2020 and a Kawasaki Z H2 SE 2021. In terms of price, the actual average price of a Kawasaki Z H2 SE 2021 is about 17% higher. A Kawasaki Z H2 2020 experiences a loss of 630 USD in one year of ownership. This is offset by a loss of 3,180 USD for a Kawasaki Z H2 SE 2021. Compared to Kawasaki Z H2 SE 2021 there are more Kawasaki Z H2 2020 bikes available on the 1000PS.de Marketplace, specifically 10 compared to 5. It takes less time to sell a Kawasaki Z H2 SE with 70 days compared to 148 days for the Kawasaki Z H2. Since model year 2020 1000PS.de editors have written 14 reviews for the Kawasaki Z H2 and 9 reviews for the Kawasaki Z H2 SE since model year 2021. The first review for the Kawasaki Z H2 was published on 10/10/2019 and now has more than 82,500 views. This compares to more than 24,400 views for the first review on Kawasaki Z H2 SE published on 11/23/2020.

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