Kawasaki motorcycles have a reputation for being strong and today, the H2 is the undisputed king of the horsepower fights. Supercharged, aerodynamic and sensitive, the new H2 models, the base model. They joined by the sports-touring focused H2SX, priced at RM136,900 at launch in Malaysia in 2018.
In any case, it makes sense for Kawasaki to have a supercharged sports-touring motorcycle. After all, how can all the engines and frames produce for the H2 used up? Anyhow, the bike serves safer than making them sit.
In their expertise, Kawasaki Motors Malaysia let us review the H2SX. The new situation between Kawasaki Japan, Kawasaki Malaysia Motors and Modenas is a little late. But better late than ever, so that’s another story for another day.
These are built to be mounted to a vehicle and look like promotional signs when attached to a bicycle, even one as voluminous as the H2SX if you don’t know what kind of trade plates look like. We cut the plates for the photoshoot, in the spirit of aesthetics.
Returning to the H2SX, it must note that the H2 engine only lends itself to a high-speed highway touring duties. You get almost immediate engine reaction with the supercharger and the mill pulls fast from about 3,000 rpm to redline.
The H2SX feels the consensus was almost dividing equally between the likes and they don’t like. Some thought the H2’s rugged style with the cyclopean headlight would match the bike, others said the H2SX looked like it came out of the hideous tree and reached any branch down the way.
With the green and black signature Kawasaki corporate color paint job, the H2SX has done a lot to endear the author to the way it looks. In the nature of the H2SX, we found the combination of violence and intent very fetching, with the immediate impression being, “this is a motorcycle and make no mistake.”