The Kawasaki Z H2 0-60 mph in 2.91 seconds
The Kawasaki Z H2 is a naked version of Kawasaki’s extremely capable H2 motorcycle.
Currently the Kawasaki Z H2is one of the most powerful ‘Super Naked’ motorcycle on the market. Below we have top speed and acceleration data through the gears accompanied with Dyno Curve and Thrust Curve graphs.
The Kawasaki Z H2 is powered by the same 998 cc Supercharged engine found in the H2 SX and the H2. It has a claimed 200 horsepower at the crank and in its current guise at the rear wheel it produces 178 horsepower at 10500 rpm and 92 ft/lb at 9000 rpm.
These kinds of numbers are totally bonkers for a naked motorcycle.
The engine is probably one of the smoothest big-bore engines on the market as it drives exceptionally smooth from tick over even in higher gears. The delivery as you ask for power is probably unrivalled in its linearity and is almost Honda like with very little if no peaks or troughs.
The Honda comparison ends right there though as the more you ask of the engine the more it builds up intensity unlike any other motorcycle other than Kawasaki’s own H2 and H2 SX. The Z H2 loves to be revved hard and sounds amazing as you thrash it through the gears.
Kawasaki Z H2 Dyno Curve
Kawasaki Z H2 Thrust curve and in gear acceleration
Due to having a 998 cc displacement and rocking a Supercharger, the Kawasaki Z H2 is one of the most responsive engines available.
While some rivals may have the edge in available acceleration in the lower gears, their advantage (If any) is not something that can really be capitalised upon as there is often just too much thrust and acceleration available for rivals and the Z H2 in the lower gears but everywhere else it is hugely dominant.
For example, the Z H2 offers more acceleration in any gear at any speed below 140 mph than a Gen two Hayabusa.
Either way on the Z H2 you will never be wanting more acceleration, and it also really does not matter what gear you are in just open throttle and the Z H2 will respond instantly and fire you down the road. It has almost too much acceleration available to it on the road but that won’t stop many looking for more power as they tune the Z H2.
Kawasaki Z H2 Acceleration through the gears
The Z H2 delivers some great acceleration times as to be expected from making close to 180 horsepower at the rear wheels. 0-60 mph is limited by wheelies and could be much better if the Z H2 was lowered or strapped. Either way the Z H2 manages under 3 seconds at only 2.91 seconds. 0-100 km/h for the Z H2 does not quite break the 3 second mark and manages a time of 3.04 seconds.
Like many big powerful bikes 0-60 mph or 0-100km/h times are pointless measurements. It is beyond those speed that pride a more accurate picture. Zero to 100 mph if you take second gear right to the rev limiter comes up in 5.32 seconds and 0-200 km/h in only 7.26 seconds.
The Z H2 could probably break into the 9s on the quarter mile if all stars aligned though manages a 10.13 with a terminal speed of 146 mph. The Dragy 60-130 mph time is a blistering 4.88 seconds only.
If you have the balls to hold on for long enough and your neck can withstand the wind drag the Kawasaki Z H2 will hit a real 176.8 mph top speed though would probably would not want to go more than 150 mph.
|Kawasaki Z H2 Acceleration and Top Speed|
|SS/QM||10.13 @146 mph|
|SS/KM||18.40 @172 mph|
|SS/Mile||26.07 @176 mph|
|Top Speed||176.8 mph|