2022 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX Spied Testing With Trick New Technology
The motorcycle, which is expected to make its debut later this year, will come with adaptive cruise control, among other new features.
The upcoming 2022 model year Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX has been spied while it was undergoing real world tests overseas.
Although the design of the motorcycle has changed, it is not a radical departure from the previous model. The front section has smaller intakes on either side of the headlight, while the windscreen looks a bit wider and the bodywork around it is more streamlined.
The bike still features cornering lights and the mirrors look to be the same as well. However, the fairing seems to be entirely new and has differing slats to that of the old bike.
Being a tourer the new H2 SX does have a pillion seat with enough padding, but it looks to have been set a tad too high. Another thing that has changed on the bike is the instrument cluster, which has gone completely digital and also looks to be a fairly large one.
But, the most important aspect of the 2022 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX spied on test is the new tech it has onboard and it has got everything to do with the hexagonal shaped radar unit that sits below the headlight.
Having joined hands with Bosch, Kawasaki looks to have fitted the H2 SX with its first radar-guided cruise control system. The system would alter the speed of the motorcycle based on the speed of the vehicle in front by automatically applying the brakes and would follow it at a distance set by the rider.
However, instead of only relying on a radar system, Kawasaki has also made use of a camera system, something Tesla prefers and uses in its cars.
The camera system works with the onboard GPS for the in-built navigation system to scan the road ahead and prime the motorcycle in order to help the rider tackle a situation with ease.
For example, if the camera spots a turn up ahead, the GPS system would add more information like if it is a hairpin bend or a swooping curve.
Based on these inputs, the bike can setup the electronic suspension and traction control systems in the best way possible to handle the corner safely and easily. I know, it is pretty trick stuff.
Likely to be called the H2 SX SE+, when it is put on sale abroad later this year, the bike will cost close to £24,000 (Rs. 24.56 lakhs) and will likely make it to India next year.
Source – MotorcycleNews.com