Kawasaki to unveil a new supercharged motorcycle at EICMA

The upcoming supercharged motorcycle is expected to be called the Kawasaki H2 GT and will be unveiled in Milan next month.

By: | Updated: October 24, 2017 3:14 PM

Kawasaki sports tourer

Kawasaki has teased a new video of an upcoming motorcycle that will be unveiled at the 2017 EICMA in Milan. The new motorcycle is going to be a Sports Tourer as confirmed by the official YouTube channel of Kawasaki Motors Europe. The new motorcycle will use the supercharging technology already available on the H2 and H2R, making it the third model in the two-wheeler maker's portfolio to have a supercharged engine. Apart from this, the company has not disclosed further details about the upcoming model, but according to several reports, the new motorcycle is likely to be called the Kawasaki H2 GT. If the company decides to christen it the H2 GT, it is expected to be based on the H2 platform and Kawasaki might tune it for better low-end performance and linear power delivery along with a comfortable riding position for touring.

Kawasaki has also teased a video of the Z900 RS that will be unveiled at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. The Kawasaki Z900 RS uses the same trellis frame that also underpins the Z900. A 998cc inline four-cylinder engine that produces 124 hp of power and 98 Nm of torque is expected to power the motorcycle. The company will also equip the Z900 RS with LED headlamp with LED turn indicators and chrome finished exhaust.

Watch the teaser video here:

The two-wheeler manufacturer is planning to launch 11 new models in next two years. The company is expected to first launch a 675cc, three-cylinder, supercharged retro-themed motorcycle, which is likely to be dubbed as Kawasaki H1, followed by the Kawasaki H2 GT and other smaller versions at the 2017 EICMA and will hit the market by 2018.