Cycle World has recently handed out their 2018 motorcycle awards. The prize for the Best Open-Class Streetbike goes to our own beloved 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE.
Here’s an excerpt of the kind words:
We’ll put it right out there: This Ninja sport-tourer has a rush of acceleration that is unmatched in the segment, and rarely matched by a motorcycle of any type. The H2 SX SE covered the quarter-mile in just 10.04 seconds, crossing the line at an absurd 144 mph. Zero-to-60 happens in 2.98 seconds and the H2 SX will reach 100 mph 2.39 seconds later. Then there is the whine, chuff, and whiffle that come from the intake as the supercharger spins at 9.2 times the speed of the crankshaft to make, maintain, or dump excess boost. It’s a soundtrack you won’t get on any other hard-bag-equipped motorcycle. But there is also a plenty of Dr. Jekyll to complement the supercharger’s Mr. Hyde. Down low and around town the H2 SX SE is civilized—easy to ride. For all this, thank the 998cc inline-four’s 166 hp and massive plateau of torque that culminates in an 89-pound-foot peak, with butter smooth curves recorded on the CW dyno.
And if you can stomach Cycle World’s ungodly ad spam on their website, you can read the entire article at the link below: