The SC-02 Soul Charger concept previews the future small capacity naked motorcycle that will be coming from Kawasaki with forced induction technology.
Following the showcase of the SC-01 Spirit Charger concept at the Tokyo Motor Show last month, Kawasaki has now revealed the SC-02 Soul Charger Concept at the 2015 EICMA Motorcycle Show taking its supercharger technology forward. The new Soul Charger concept carries over the basic design theme from the SC-01 but is a naked illustration and represents the possibility of the automaker to make forced induction technology scalable, hinting towards more models with supercharged tech coming in the future.
Giving the impressions of a naked roadster, the Kawasaki SC-02 Soul Charger concept sketch features minimalistic styling, low slung handlebars, massive air shrouds and a cafe racer-like single seat option. Contrary to the full faired H2 and H2R, the SC-02 (and SC-01) concept is more about revealing the sophisticated technology on the machine with the exposed engine. It isn’t clear as to the engine capacity that will be powering the future supercharged models but rumours are rife of a motor between 600-750cc.
Kawasaki also showcased its balanced supercharged engine from the Tokyo Motor Show that gets electronically controlled flaps at the entrance of the supercharger allowing the ECU to control the volume of air pushed in the system, therefore providing greater degree of flexibility in delivery. The automaker is aiming to provide sophisticated smaller capacity engines that are more powerful, fun and also fuel efficient.
In addition to the new SC-02 Soul Charger concept, Kawasaki also launched the Z800 and Z1000 Sugomi Editions at 2015 EICMA show which add a black and burgundy paint scheme to the Z-series models along with red anodised detailing. Further, the Kawasaki ZX-10R gets the 2016 Winter Edition that is made to look like the Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes’ winter testing bikes featuring a matte black colour scheme with white detailing. You also get KRT snowflakes logo on the special edition model and Japanese ‘fuyu’ character which means winter. All three special edition bikes get Akrapovic exhaust mufflers as standard.