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2018 Kawasaki NINJA H2™ SX SE

2018 Kawasaki NINJA H2™ SX SE
MSRP: $22,000.00
Manufacturer: Kawasaki
Condition: New


While the Ninja H2™R was born from a pure pursuit of supercharged hypersport performance, the new Ninja H2 SX SE, developed from the same bloodline, is the ultimate production supercharged sportbike that combines the most desirable street qualities of hypersport, supersport and sport touring bikes. The balanced supercharged engine offers a versatile engine character that delivers both exhilarating supercharged acceleration and superb fuel economy

Enjoy the ride with premium features such as the heated grips, full-color instrumentation, LED cornering lamps, large windshield, DC outlet plus special color and graphics. Aggressive body design, specially machined wheels and all-LED lighting are among the styling highlights that make the Ninja H2 SX SE stand apart as an icon of sport performance, luxury and style. This is where luxury and performance reach stunning new heights.



4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve, liquid-cooled, supercharged
Bore x Stroke
76.0 x 55.0mm
Compression ratio
Fuel System
DFI® with 40mm throttle bodies (4) with dual injection
6-speed, return, dog-ring
Final Drive
Sealed chain
Electronic Rider Aids
Kawasaki Corner Management Function (KCMF), Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM), Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS), Kawasaki Engine Brake Control, Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS) (upshift & downshift), Öhlins Electronic Steering Damper, Cruise Control, LED Corning Lights


Front Suspension / Wheel Travel
43mm inverted fork with rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability and top-out springs/4.7 in
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel
New Uni-Trak®, gas charged shock with piggyback reservoir, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out spring/5.5 in
Front Tire
120/70 ZR17 (58W)
Rear Tire
190/55 ZR17 (75W)
Front Brakes
Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston monobloc calipers, dual semi-floating 320mm discs, KIBS ABS
Rear Brakes
Opposed 2-piston calipers, single 250mm disc, KIBS ABS


Frame Type
Trellis, high-tensile steel, with swingarm mounting plate
24.7/4.1 in
Overall Length
84.1 in
Overall Width
30.5 in
Overall Height
49.6 in
Ground Clearance
5.1 in
Seat Height
32.9 in
Curb Weight
573.3 lb**
Fuel Capacity
5.0 gal
58.3 in
Color Choices
Emerald Blazed Green/Metallic Diablo Black
12 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)
12, 24, 36 or 48 months


SE Exclusives

  • LARGER WINDSCREEN​ ​Windscreen is larger (compared to the base model) for added wind protection
  • HEATED GRIPS. ​Heated grips enhance comfort against frigid elements while cruising on the open road
  • HIGH-GRADE LEATHER​ High-grade leather and suede seats coupled with ergonomic tandem grips provide the ultimate in comfort
  • WHEELS ​Machining and pinstriping on the wheels add to the high-quality image
  • KLCM 3-mode KLCM controls engine output to provide incredible acceleration from a stop by minimizing rear wheel-slip and front end lift
  • KQS KQS – Dual-direction quick shifter allows both clutchless upshifts and downshifts for seamless acceleration and smooth deceleration
  • FULL COLOR LCD DISPLAY - ​Multi-function TFT Color LCD Screen - High-grade full color display features TFT (thin-film transistor) technology to ensure a level of visibility previously unobtainable - Two selectable display modes (Touring or Sport) allow riders to prioritize the information they want to see depending on the current ride
  • LED CORNERING LIGHTS​ Three LED lights built into each side of the fairing activate based on lean angle (one light at 10°, an additional second light at 20°, and all three lights illuminate at 30° and above) to help illuminate the road when cornering

Supercharged Power

  • ​POWER FOR THE DISTANCE ​The balanced supercharged engine was developed for everyday street-riding situations and delivers a versatile engine character that enables relaxed long-distance riding, easy manageability at slow speeds, exhilarating acceleration and superb fuel efficiency.
  • IN-HOUSE-DESIGNED BALANCED SUPERCHARGER - The centrifugal-type supercharger is incredibly efficient at compressing air while minimizing heat - As a result of the supercharger’s efficiency, no large, heavy intercooler is required to cool the compressed air - The supercharger was designed to match the engine, allowing high-efficiency operation over a wider range of conditions than could be provided by any other typical supercharger
  • RAM AIR INTAKE​ - Designed to deliver fresh air to the supercharger to increase efficiency and match the airflow requirements of the balanced supercharged engine - The Ram Air intake opening is 80% that of the Ninja H2™, matching airflow requirements of the balanced supercharged engine, to optimize flow (and response) at the low-mid engine speeds - Ram Air duct was designed to route fresh air to the supercharger in as straight a line as possible, contributing to the increased supercharger efficiency ​
  • IMPELLER BUILT IN-HOUSE - The Ninja H2™ SX supercharger features an in-house designed impeller—the shape and angle of the blades are optimized for the high-efficiency engine - The complex impeller is formed from a forged aluminum block using a 5-axis CNC machining center for precision and durability. Grooves etched into the blade surfaces help direct the airflow
  • THE PLANETARY GEAR - Designed using technology from Kawasaki Heavy Industries, LTD (KHI) Aerospace Company, the planetary gear is incredibly compact and efficient at transferring power - The planetary gear train runs off the crankshaft—with speed stepped up by an intermediary gear—ultimately producing an impeller rotation of 9.2x the crank speed, reaching maximum speeds of nearly 130,000 rpm, to produce optimal airflow
  • 998cc INLINE 4-CYLINDER ENGINE - The balanced supercharged engine delivers both exhilarating acceleration and superb fuel efficiency. The key to achieving this balance was increasing the engine’s thermal efficiency by utilizing a high compression ratio - Cast (rather than forged) through a unique process, the high compression pistons of the Ninja H2™ SX SE are lightweight—yet strong—and able to withstand extremely high temperatures - A two-stage machining process for the cylinder head (race technology developed for the Ninja ZX-10R) is used to form the throat of the intake ports – resulting in smooth intake airflow for maximum efficiency and performance - Hydraulic Assist and Slipper clutch offers light clutch pull and minimizes wheel chatter caused by downshifting​

Advanced Electronics

  • ADVANCED ELECTRONICS Key enhancements bring Kawasaki’s finest electronics management technology to the Ninja H2™ SX SE, resulting in precise chassis orientation awareness that assists a rider’s ability to adapt to a wide range of street riding conditions and scenarios.
  • BOSCH® IMU (INERTIAL MEASUREMENT UNIT) - Compact IMU enables inertia along 6 Degrees of Freedom to be monitored. Acceleration along longitudinal, transverse and vertical axes, plus roll rate and pitch are measured. The yaw rate is calculated by the ECU using Kawasaki’s proprietary dynamic modeling software - This next-level system enables predictive and adaptive electronics for precise chassis orientation awareness
  • KCMF Using the latest evolution of advanced modeling software and feedback, KCMF monitors engine and chassis parameters throughout the corner—from entry, through the apex, to corner exit—modulating brake force and engine power to facilitate smooth transitions from acceleration to braking and back again while also assisting riders in tracing their intended line through the corner.
  • KTRC - Whereas many competitive traction control systems react to wheel-slip, this IMU-enhanced feedback version of KTRC predicts conditions and acts before slippage exceeds the range for optimal traction - ​When turned on, riders can choose from 3 modes, allowing riders to choose the degree in which each mode intervenes during riding. Riders may also elect to turn the system off ​- Modes 1 and 2 are optimized for maximum forward acceleration while mode 3 allows for assistance during wet pavement conditions
  • POWER MODES The Ninja H2™ SX SE comes with three power modes: Full, Middle and Low, allowing riders to select power delivery to suit their preference and riding conditions
  • KAWASAKI ENGINE BRAKE CONTROL​ - This system allows riders to set engine braking according to preference - When the system is activated, the engine braking effect is reduced, providing less interference when sport riding
  • HIGH-TECH INSTRUMENTATION​ - High-grade full color display features TFT (thin-film transistor) technology to ensure a level of visibility previously unobtainable. The screen’s background color is selectable (black or white), and screen brightness adjusts automatically to suit available light - Display functions include: digital speedometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, odometer, dual trip meters, current mileage, average mileage, fuel consumption, bank angle display and max bank angle recording function, coolant temperature, boost indicator, boost (intake air chamber) temperature, clock, Economical Riding Indicator, and IMU indicator - Analogue-style tachometer design uses an actual needle enhanced by backlit rpm numbers that illuminate to chase the tachometer needle as it moves around the dial
  • ALL-LED LIGHTING The Ninja H2™ SX SE is equipped with LED lights from headlamp to taillight


  • PREMIUM PERFORMANCE The massive power of the balanced supercharged engine demands a multitude of high-performance components to ensure an effortless yet powerful experience to dominate the open road.
  • DOG-RING TRANSMISSION - Designed for high-performance racing engines, the premium dog-ring transmission allows for smooth, precise, quick shifting - Rather than shifting gears into place, the gears in this configuration stay in place, with the lightweight dog rings moving to engage the gears - A high-quality hydraulic clutch self-adjusts to ensure consistent performance and smooth actuation
  • FULLY-ADJUSTABLE SUPERSPORT SUSPENSION - The KYB inverted low friction cartridge fork offers superb action; initial stroke is smooth and compliant followed by progressive damping through the end of the stroke - The front fork is fully adjustable for compression and rebound damping, as well as preload - KYB fully adjustable mono-shock Uni-Trak® rear suspension contributes to the balance of ride comfort and sport performance - Remote shock preload adjuster allows the rider to adjust settings
  • BRAKES - ​In the front, 2 massive 320mm semi-floating discs are gripped by dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston, monobloc calipers, delivering strong braking force and superb feel - In the rear, a 250mm disc with twin-piston caliper provides strong braking performance
  • KIBS - IMU-enabled Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS) is a supersport-grade high-precision multi-sensing ABS brake assistance system - Uses high-precision control to modulate brake pressure during sport riding
  • WHEELS - The cast aluminum wheels were designed for optimized rigidity, which contributes to high-speed stability whether riding alone, or with a passenger and cargo - The star-pattern 5-spoke wheel design offers optimum rigidity for high-power performance at highway speeds ​
  • TRELLIS FRAME ​- The lightweight trellis frame provides strength to harness the incredible power of the supercharged engine and features a balanced flex to achieve optimal rigidity for both sport riding and comfortable sport touring - The Ninja H2™ SX SE shares a trellis frame design similar to that of its Ninja H2 and Ninja H2R counterparts, but it has been completely redesigned for compatibility with passengers and luggage​

Sport Touring Capability

  • COMFORT FOR THE JOURNEY ​Sporty yet relaxed riding position accommodates solo and 2-up riding for a wide variety of riding situations

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