August 10, 2022

Kawasaki showcased a number of fashions from its 2022 lineup on the not too long ago concluded EICMA present in Milan. Of the lot, the Versys 650 and H2 SX SE have obtained essentially the most notable updates, together with styling tweaks and up to date tech.

2022 Kawasaki Versys 650

The Versys 650 lastly will get a a lot overdue replace. Autocar India experiences that the favored middle-weight sports activities tourer now options the 5-inch TFT show that made its means onto most of Kawasaki’s mannequin vary earlier this 12 months. This introduces Bluetooth connectivity by way of the Kawasaki Rideology app. 

The replace additionally sees the addition of traction management — two ranges which you can toggle by way of the brand new show. Mode 1 gives the least intervention, whereas Mode 2 is for early intervention in low-grip surfaces. You may also flip the system off.

A visible change comes within the type of a brand new entrance finish that resembles the range-topping Versys 1000. This features a redesigned entrance fairing with sharper strains, a brand new twin LED headlight, and an adjustable windscreen. 

The remainder of the Versys 650 stays unchanged, and the bike will proceed to be powered by the identical 649cc parallel-twin motor with no change in efficiency. Whereas Kawasaki hasn’t revealed pricing for the up to date mannequin, we anticipate it to price barely greater than its predecessor, contemplating the added tech on provide.

2022 Kawasaki H2 SX SE

The Kawasaki H2 SX SE has obtained extra complete modifications for 2022. Whereas the 999cc, supercharged, inline-four engine continues to supply an equivalent peak energy of 200hp, Kawasaki has made some notable modifications to the engine. It now will get revised cam timing, a brand new exhaust, and different refinements to the engine and gearbox.

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The flagship tourer has additionally been up to date with the Bosch radar system we’ve seen on the Ducati Multistrada V4. This allows adaptive cruise management, blindspot monitoring, and forward-collision warning. It additionally options the brand new Bosch 10.3ME IMU, permitting car maintain help, keyless unlock, and a tire stress monitoring system.

Different tech additions come within the type of a ‘SPIN’ infotainment system that means that you can management your smartphone display screen by way of the bike’s 6.5-inch TFT sprint.

Some beauty updates for 2022 embody a sharper, extra aggressive face, redesigned aspect, and higher fairing cowls. 

For 2022, the H2 SX SE options bigger seats and an up to date iteration of Showa’s electronically-controlled Skyhook suspension. 

Like with the Versys 650, Kawasaki is but to announce pricing particulars for the H2 SX SE, and we will replace this house when extra data is obtainable.