The mad rush begins: 2020 Kawasaki Z H2 now in PH

Here’s a supercharged street fighter for only P890,000
by Aris Ilagan | Mar 8, 2020
PHOTO: Roscoe Odulio
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Don’t be surprised if you see fireworks over Wheeltek dealerships these days. The reason?  The recent arrival of one of their biggest products ever—the 2020 Kawasaki Z H2—calls for a big celebration.

“Supercharged! Can’t get enough of that spool ? Great job KHI (Kawasaki Heavy Industries) for making one of the best bikes for 2020!,” said Roscoe Odulio, Wheeltek vice president for marketing. A firm believer in Kawasaki’s supercharged engine philosophy, Odulio, along with his team, wasted no time in posting photos of the Kawasaki Z H2 on social media a few hours after it arrived on our shores.

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Who could blame them? News of the impending arrival of the Z H2 saw a spike in our website numbers . That’s one huge welcoming committee! Imagine yourself owning a supercharged Kawasaki with the legendary ‘H2’ badge for only P890,000. This Z is P600,000 less than the 1.0-liter, base model Ninja H2. And based on Wheeltek’s latest announcement, the price remains unchanged.

First introduced to the motorcycle world at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2019, the Z H2 is equipped with a powerful 998cc supercharged in-line-four engine that churns out 197hp and 137Nm of torque, and is mated to a six-speed quick-shift gearbox. The bike rides on a Showa SFF-BP inverted front fork and a single-shock rear setup, while stopping power comes from a Brembo dual-brake system.

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Speaking of high-tech electronic aids, the Z H2 boasts of several riding modes: Sport, Road, Rain, and Rider. There are also IMU electronics, three throttle-input modes, electronic cruise control, Kawasaki’s Assist & Slipper Clutch, and launch and wheelie control, among others.

Other awesome features include a new TFT color display and smartphone connectivity.

The full-color dash shows speed, gear, shift light, odometer, dual trip meters, fuel gauge, range to empty, current/average fuel consumption, outside temperature, coolant temperature, clock, Economical Riding Indicator, IMU indicator, KIBS indicator, boost pressure, and boost temperature.

Are you ready to join the mad rush for the Kawasaki Z H2?

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