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Back in 2015 Kawasaki released their absolutely monstrous H2; a supercharged road going beast that looked as insane as it rode. Thankfully, the Japanese giants in the green corner have had another dose of insanity and uprated it for the first time since its inception.
Although Kawasaki won’t give us all the saucy details yet, they have told us that the power has been hiked massively from 197bhp to 228bhp, thanks mainly to a brand new ECU with a snazzy new map – showing just how much potential that powerplant has. It’s not just bigger power figures that the H2 has been gifted though, as Kawasaki have also actually made the machine more rider-friendly, taking spark plugs, the ECU, air filter and the intake chamber from the sports touring H2 SX – although we’ve been assured it’s definitely not as docile as it’s touring sibling.
As well as giving it more go, Kawasaki have given a nod to handling as well, equipping the H2 with the very same class-leading Brembo Stylema brake calipers you’d find on the Panigale V4. It’ll also come on new Bridgestone RS11 tyres to help you look after those 228 horses.
For 2019, the H2 will also come with a TFT dash for the first time which will feature a whole host of info, while being finished in a ‘self-healing paint’ which uses a polymer to smooth out imperfections in hot sunlight. How mad is that?
There hasn’t been a release date or price set yet, but expect to pay north of £25,000 when they arrive in dealerships. We just can’t wait to get our hands on one…