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    2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE+

    Kawasaki has come out with the 2019 Ninja H2 SX SE, their ‘hyper tourer’ and like the previous iteration, this one is laden with a whole lot of long-distance touring goodness. The Ninja H2 SX SE+ features the most advanced array of rider aids yet assembled on a Kawasaki tourer. Headed up by KECS electronic control suspension, the new system has ability to adjust from the handlebar, or as part of a suite of functions offered by Kawasaki’s new Bluetooth rider-to-machine Rideology App.

    The functionality of the App expands way beyond suspension adjustment and includes machine logs, service interval reminders, riding logs and even a note of received incoming calls and emails. Adding to the smartphone pairing function and information screens, the colour TFT meter panel of Kawasaki’s hyper tourer shows an array of functions from the expected to such engaging features as bank angle, supercharger boost indicator, average fuel consumption plus a handy economical riding indicator for when “full gas” turns to “frugal”.

    Counting on its accomplished trellis style chassis for confidence inspiring handling, the job of halting progress in 2019 has been allocated to Brembo’s latest Stylema front calipers which boast cooler, more consistent operating temperatures plus an even more direct feel at the brake lever. Additionally, the Ninja H2 SX SE+ also benefits from body panels treated with Kawasaki’s new Highly Durable Paint that allows minor scuffs to self-repair thanks to a layer of paint which acts like a trampoline absorbing abrasions and then flowing back into the damaged areas.

    2019 Kawasaki Versys 1000

    The all-rounder from Kawasaki, the Versys 1000 has also not been ignored by Kawasaki. The 2019 model comes with a radical upgrade focusing on a wide range of refinements and innovations making it the most accomplished iteration yet created.

    The adventure focused Versys’ 1,043cc machine now benefits from electronic throttle valves which allow the adoption of electronic cruise control. The useful addition of Kawasaki’s IMU linked cornering management function facilitates a total engine and chassis management package. The ergonomic package is well thought through with an adjustable screen for protection and, in the comfort stakes, two possible seat heights thanks to an optional Ergo-Fit lower than standard seat available as a genuine accessory.

    Bringing the comfortable long travel suspension equipped machine to a halt, the KIBS intelligent anti-lock brakes rely for the first time on powerful radial mount front brake calipers while twin LED headlamps ensure that the route ahead is clearly defined.

    The highly specified Versys 1000 SE, the top of line machine for 2019, takes the Versys concept to a new level, not only are a TFT meter panel and LED cornering lights part of the specification, but also electronically controlled front and rear suspension is fitted for the first time along with a Kawasaki quick shifter for fast and seamless changes up and down the gearbox allied to an assist and slipper clutch common to both variants of the Versys 1000. With smartphone connectivity between rider and machine now possible thanks to the new Kawasaki Rideology App, Versys 1000 SE owners can not only adjust their suspension via their smartphone screen but also see riding logs, service and oil change intervals plus clever additional items like the display of received phone calls and incoming email arrival.

    The Versys 1000 SE is also equipped with Kawasaki’s new Highly Durable paint which, via a “trampoline effect” of still semi-liquid molecules, can change the appearance of light scuffs back to standard looking paintwork using a high-tech recovery process.

    2019 Kawasaki W800

    The W family from Kawasaki has also been ‘re-visited’. The Kawasaki parallel twin, air-cooled W stable will house two more thoroughbreds in 2019 bearing the names W800 Street and W800 CAFE. The newly born Euro4 compliant twins are “90% new” with a whole host of styling, technical and practical changes. Sharing a completely new chassis, each machine has powerful new brakes – including a rear disc for the first time on a W – as well as ABS and, in another nod to contemporary riding, LED lighting.

    773 cc, bevel driven camshaft W800 Street and W800 CAFE can trace their roots back over half a century to the original 1966 W1 650; at the time the largest capacity four stroke machine manufactured in Japan. Highlighted as 2019 arrivals Kawasaki made the initial announcement of the new W800 Street and CAFE at EICMA with full information to be released at the beginning of 2019.

    2019 Kawasaki Z400

    The star of the show though in the Kawasaki stable is ‘naked’. The new Z400 is out and eating up all the glory. Kawasaki has augmented the range further still for 2019 with the introduction of a new middleweight offering in the form of the new Z400.

    The Z400 is powered by a responsive, rider-friendly 399 cm3 parallel twin engine complete with an assist and slipper clutch. Wrapped in a hallmark Kawasaki trellis chassis redolent of the mighty Ninja H2, the Z400 benefits from light, predictable handling plus low weight. Featuring a digital speedometer plus gear position indicator, additional convenience is supplied courtesy of indication of fuel consumption and an economical riding indicator among other rider-centric features. The headlamp is an all LED unit, which makes the Z400 creep closer to the bigger members of Kawasaki’s Z-family.

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    Default Re: Kawasaki at EICMA: H2 SX SE+, W800, Z400 and new Versys 1000

    I personally find the Versys 1000 and W800 Cafe star of the announcements, the W800 cafe is real eye candy!

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    You can pre-book the Versys with an amount of Rs. 1.5 lacs. Deliveries after April 2019. It will be 2020 model. Local Assembly.

    The previous model was discontinued probably to make way for this model, but citing the reason as low sales, and non-compliance to BS4.

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