Supercharged genius redefines supernaked. Our world-beating litre engine is boosted beyond belief with supercharger technology from the unrivalled Ninja H2. Sugomi style exudes Kawasaki DNA. SUPERCHARGE YOUR RIDING LIFE.

The Supercharged Streetfighter

Unparalleled street performance is centred around a Balanced Supercharged Engine and a compact, lightweight design. Feel the ultimate rush on the most exhilarating Z motorcycle ever.

Balanced Supercharged Engine for a Supernaked

The liquid-cooled 998 cc In-Line Four Balanced Supercharged Engine generates a maximum power unprecedented in the history of Z Supernaked models. The engine delivers strong low- to mid-range focused torque that offers smooth, responsive acceleration, resulting in robust yet remarkably manageable power.Non-current colour shown

Dog-Ring Transmission

The Kawasaki Racing Team-inspired dog-ring transmission provides high performance shifting that offers light operation and crisp, rapid shifts for quick acceleration.

Assist & Slipper Clutch

The assist cam reduces the clutch spring load for lighter clutch lever operation, which helps reduce rider fatigue in city riding situations like stop & go traffic or traffic jams. The slipper cam relieves pressure from back-torque to help prevent the rear tyre from hopping and skidding when downshifting.

Ride Out Loud

The intake duct features a fine-tuned shape that highlights the operating sound of the supercharger for a unique and emotional engine sound unlike anything you’ve heard before.Non-current colour shown

Dimensions Chosen for Excellent Turning Characteristics

Complementing the supercharged engine’s manageable low-mid range power delivery, the chassis design was carefully considered to ensure excellent turning characteristics at low and medium speeds. Caster angle, fork offset and wheelbase were all carefully selected to ensure the ideal dimensions to deliver the light handling for which Kawasaki’s Z Supernaked models are renowned.

A Unique Design

The trellis frame is engineered for a special combination of high-speed stability and light handling so you can experience the ride with exceptional handling performance and confident control.

Superior Performance

Enhanced handling care of the adjustable Showa SFF-BP front fork is complemented by the New Uni Trak rear suspension featuring a Showa shock absorber with adjustable rebound damping and spring preload for personalised performance.

Strong Stopping Power

Radially-mounted Brembo M4.32 monobloc calipers grip large o320 mm discs to produce powerful braking.

Wide Fat-Type Handlebar

An upright handlebar and seat with an optimised base plate and cushion thickness create a relaxed riding position that offers ample freedom of movement. The wide, Fat-type (large-diameter) handlebar facilitates rider input, while compact control switches contribute to a sophisticated fit and finish.

Predatory Design

Minimal bodywork, maximum attitude. That’s the mantra of the Z H2 Supernaked design. A raw and distinctive profile is indicative of aggressive performance and unapologetic boldness.

Form & Function

While the asymmetrical design of the Ram Air intake duct running along the left side of the chassis was dictated by the requirements of the supercharged engine, it is the perfect complement to the Z H2’s fierce sugomi design, and a constant reminder that the Z H2 features boosted performance and isn’t afraid to show it.

Kawasaki River Mark

The significance of the Kawasaki River Mark emblem displayed on the headlamp cowl should not be forgotten. Its use, an honour permitted only for very special models, confirms the Z H2 as a flagship model.

Lead the Way with LEDs

Headlight and taillight are equipped with LED bulbs for vivid illumination. Modern LED lighting delivers excellent visibility and adds a high-tech accent to the aggressive styling.Non-current colour shown

Full-Colour TFT Instrumentation

All-digital TFT (thin-film transistor) colour instrumentation gives the cockpit a high-tech, high-grade appearance and visibility. The screen’s background colour is selectable (black or white), and screen brightness adjusts automatically to suit available light.

State-of-the-Art Technology

Kawasaki’s top-level electronic rider support systems, enhanced with feedback from a compact Bosch IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit), allow riders to harness the Z H2’s supercharged power and take the streets with confidence and swagger.

Kawasaki Cornering Management Function

From the entry, through the apex, to the corner exit, KCMF modulates brake force (KIBS) and engine power (KTRC) to facilitate smooth transitions from acceleration to braking, to assist you in holding your intended line through the corner.Non-current colour shown

Kawasaki Traction Control

Three modes cover a wide range of riding conditions, offering either enhanced sport riding performance or the peace of mind under certain conditions to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence.

Kawasaki Launch Control Mode

Designed to assist the rider by optimising acceleration from a stop, KLCM electronically manages engine output to minimise wheelspin and wheel lift when launching. KLCM should only be used under closed-course conditions; do not use KLCM during everyday riding.

Kawasaki Intelligent Anti-Lock Brake System

KIBS, Kawasaki’s original brake management system, uses high-precision control to regulate hydraulic brake pressure. During sport riding, it provides linear braking characteristics, enabling effective and stable braking with minimal intervention. When the brakes are applied while turning, KIBS’ highly advanced hydraulic control is used to modulate brake force to assist riders trace their intended line through the corner.

Ride in Style

A number of features offer enhanced comfort and convenience, adding to the riding experience of Kawasaki’s Z flagship model.

A Mode for Every Road

Integrated Riding Modes allow you to adjust traction control and power delivery at the touch of a button, delivering confident riding in a variety of situations. Sport mode enables sporty riding for winding roads. Road mode offers comfortable riding over a wide range of conditions. Rain mode delivers reassurance over wet surfaces. Rider (manual) mode lets you set each system independently.

Just Ride

For added convenience, Electronic Cruise Control allows a desired speed to be maintained with the press of a button, contributing to comfort for longer, relaxed rides.

Kawasaki Quick Shifter

Dual-direction Kawasaki Quick Shifter allows both clutchless upshifts and downshifts for seamless acceleration and smooth deceleration.

Take Control from Your Phone

Bluetooth Smartphone Connectivity (using RIDEOLOGY THE APP*) connects riders to their motorcycles wirelessly like never before, allowing you to view vehicle info, riding log, phone notifications, and general settings.*RIDEOLOGY THE APP is not intended for use during vehicle operation. Only use RIDEOLOGY THE APP when the vehicle is not being operated and it is safe to do so.


  • Maximum Power

    147.1 kW {200 PS} / 11,000 rpm

  • Maximum Torque

    137.0 Nm {14.0 kgfm} / 8,500 rpm

  • Engine

    4-stroke In-Line Four

  • Displacement

    998 cc

  • Bore x Stroke

    76.0 × 55.0 mm

  • Compression Ratio


  • Valve System

    DOHC, 16 valves

  • Fuel System

    Fuel injection: o40 mm x 4

  • Intake System

    Kawasaki Supercharger

  • Ignition


  • Starting


  • Cooling


  • Lubrication

    Forced lubrication, wet sump with oil cooler

  • Transmission

    6-speed, return, dog-ring

  • Primary Reduction Ratio

    1.480 (74/50)

  • Gear Ratio: 1st

    3.077 (40/13)

  • Gear Ratio: 2nd

    2.471 (42/17)

  • Gear Ratio: 3rd

    2.045 (45/22)

  • Gear Ratio: 4th

    1.727 (38/22)

  • Gear Ratio: 5th

    1.524 (32/21)

  • Gear Ratio: 6th

    1.348 (31/23)

  • Final Reduction Ratio

    2.556 (46/18)

  • Clutch

    Wet multi-disc, manual

  • Final Drive



  • Frame

    Trellis, high-tensile steel, with Swingarm Mounting Plate

  • Front Suspension

    o43 mm inverted fork (SFF-BP) with rebound and compression damping and spring preload adjustability

  • Rear Suspension

    New Uni Trak, gas-charged shock, rebound damping and spring preload adjustability

  • Front Wheel Travel

    120 mm

  • Rear Wheel Travel

    134 mm

  • Rake


  • Trail

    104 mm

  • Steering Angle (L/R)

    29? / 29?

  • Front Tyre

    120/70ZR17M/C (58W)

  • Rear Tyre

    190/55ZR17M/C (75W)

  • Front Brake/s

    Dual semi-floating o320 mm discs

  • Front Caliper/s

    Dual radial-mount, Brembo M4.32 monobloc, opposed 4-piston

  • Rear Brake

    o260 mm disc

  • Rear Caliper



  • Dimensions (LxWxH)

    2,085 × 810 × 1,130 mm

  • Wheelbase

    1,455 mm

  • Road Clearance

    140 mm

  • Seat Height

    830 mm

  • Curb Mass

    239 kg

  • Fuel Capacity

    19 litres

  • Model Code


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