2023 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE First Look Preview
Kawasaki announced a minor update to its Ninja H2 SX SE sport-touring bike for 2023, which is available in U.S. dealerships starting at $28,000.
The only change over last year’s model is the addition of a new auto high-beam, which utilizes Kawasaki’s onboard camera sensor to determine when to turn the high beam on or off. In order for the system to function, riders will need to have the dimmer/passing switch set to high beam and be traveling over 12.4 mph, in the dark. A green icon will display on the bike’s instrument screen when the system is engaged.
Team Green engineers were given a well-earned break from this platform this year because they went all-out during the 2022 model year update. That machine came packing extensive updates to the electronics package, new exhaust layout, improved suspension software, better braking kit, updated clutch components, and on and on. You can read up on the revisions in this 2022 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE First Look Preview article.
We’ve come to appreciate the SX SE for the successful balancing act it manages, providing a downright civilized ride around town while providing heart-racing acceleration that doesn’t quit when you’re able to really open the throttle. Thanks to its refresh last year, it also sports some of the latest, and greatest safety tech on the market. For a sport touring machine with the chops to take your breath away on a straight, the Ninja H2 SX SE remains a hard option to beat.
2023 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE Technical Specifications and Price
|Engine:||998cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled inline four; 16 valves|
|Bore x Stroke:||76.0 x 55.0mm|
|Fuel Delivery:||DFI w/ 40mm throttle bodies, Kawasaki Supercharger|
|Clutch:||Wet, multi-disc w/ Kawasaki Quickshifter|
|Frame:||High-tensile steel trellis|
|Front Suspension:||43mm USD Showa fork, fully adjustable w/ KECS; 4.7 in. travel|
|Rear Suspension:||Showa BFRC Shock, fully adjustable w/ KECS; 5.5 in. travel|
|Front Brake:||Brembo 4-piston Stylema calipers, floating 320mm semi-floating discs w/ KIBS ABS|
|Rear Brake:||2-piston caliper, 250mm disc w/ KIBS ABS|
|Wheels, Front/Rear:||17 in.|
|Tires, Front/Rear:||120/70-17 / 190/55-17|
|Seat Height:||32.9 in.|
|Fuel Capacity:||5.0 gal.|
|Claimed Wet Weight:||590.9 lb.|