2023 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE First Look Preview

Kawasaki’s supercharged Ninja H2 SX SE sport-touring bike returns for 2023.

Following a major update in 2022, it’s not surprising the Ninja H2 SX SE is having a light year in 2023.Kawasaki

Kawasaki announced a minor update to its Ninja H2 SX SE sport-touring bike for 2023, which is available in US 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.

The auto high beam detects when to turn the high beam on and off using the bike’s onboard camera sensors.Kawasaki
The 2023 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE only gets a minor update for the coming model year.Kawasaki

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.

The 2023 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE will start at $28,000.Kawasaki

2023 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE Technical Specifications and Price

Price: $28,000
Engine: 998cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled inline-four; 16 valves
Bore x Stroke: 76.0 x 55.0mm
Compression Ratio: 11.2:1
Fuel Delivery: DFI w/ 40mm throttle bodies, Kawasaki Supercharger
Clutch: Wet, multi-disc w/ Kawasaki Quickshifter
Transmission/Final Drive: 6-speed/chain
Frame: High-tensile steel trellis
Front Suspension: 43mm USD Showa fork, fully adjustable w/ KECS; 4.7 in. travel
Rear Suspension: Showa BFRC lite shock, fully adjustable w/ KECS; 5.5 in. travel
Front Brake: Brembo 4-piston Stylema calipers, 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
Rake/Trail: 24.7°/4.1 in.
Wheelbase: 58.3 in.
Seat Height: 32.9 in.
Fuel Capacity: 5.0 gal.
Claimed Wet Weight: 590.9 lb.
Available: 2023
Contact: kawasaki.com
The 2023 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE will come in an Emerald Blazed Green, Metallic Diablo Black, and Metallic Graphite Gray colorway.Kawasaki
A sport-touring dream.Kawasaki
The only update in 2023 is a new auto high-beam function.Kawasaki