Kawasaki Z, Ninja electric bikes to go on sale in 2023

    Alongside these, an updated H2 SX was also shown with an auto high beam function.

    Published On Nov 08, 2022 07:23:00 PM

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    Kawasaki has showcased its production-ready entrants – including a naked bike as well as a fully-faired machine – that will compete in the electric bike segment come 2023. Presumably, these machines will carry on using the Z and Ninja monikers, although we do not know the designated names for them yet. 

    • 30 new Kawasaki ICE models in the pipeline launching by 2025 

    • Kawasaki aims to have production-ready hydrogen power bikes by early 2030s

    • H2 SX updated for 2023 with an auto high beam function

    Kawasaki Ninja and Z electric bikes: details

    While not much is known about these two machines as of now, a few clear details have emerged. Both will share the same battery, which will feature a capacity of up to 3.0kWh and will be divided into two 12kg removable packs. 

    The styling is very reminiscent of the small-capacity ICE models retailed by Kawasaki in international markets, save for the new colour schemes. Both these bikes will go on sale in 2023, claim Kawasaki. Whether or not Kawasaki chooses to bring these bikes to our shores is a question only time will answer. 

    Kawasaki HEV production prototype: details

    The hybrid prototype revealed by Kawasaki uses a strong system although the company hasn’t revealed much about the specifics of how it will work. The company has said that the bike can automatically switch between hybrid and pure electric mode depending on the performance asked of it. Expect this machine to be on Team Green’s showroom floors by 2024. 

    Kawasaki hydrogen-fuelled vehicles and updated H2 SX: details

    While hydrogen-powered vehicles are still quite a ways away, Kawasaki claims the technology is under development and that it will bring hydrogen powered bikes into practical use by the early 2030s. As of now, this concept is still in its early development stages and a production-ready version is quite some time away. 

    What isn’t some time away is the 197hp H2 SX sport tourer, the tamer version of the bonkers H2 superbike. For 2023, the H2 SX gains an auto high beam function which automatically detects oncoming traffic and switches between low and high beam. This nifty feature has been seen on some premium luxury cars but not on any production-ready motorcycle before. 

    Out of all these upcoming Kawasaki bikes, which are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments section below.

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