Here's a diagram Kawasaki has made public of the new slipper clutch installed in the '16 H2.
It should be a direct fit unless green squad decided to change the entire blue print of the h2 drive line for the 16 of course maybe for a rarity issue but I doubt itThat slipper clutch looks suspiciously like the one use in other models...
"the same clutch already appeared on the new-for-2015 Ninja 300, Z300, and also Versys 1000, which shares the Z1000SX’s engine and transmission"
I suspect it should be a direct replacement on the '15s...
Guess it is now? They seem to have been saying the assist is more soft core?From last years press release...
The H2 clutch is a back torque limiting type such as found on many Kawasaki models, wherein the clutch center is made of two pieces joined by ramps that cause the halves to separate slightly when fed back torque, such as when downshifting. The arrangement allows the clutch to absorb some of the engine's energy so that it is not fed into the rear shock and thus the rear wheel is less prone to hop. The clutch is not the assist/slip design currently the rage in sport bike technology. Like Kawasaki sport bikes made previously, the clutch's back torque limiting property is tunable by adjusting the assembled height of the clutch assembly, and the road and track bike clutches differ in the number of plates..
Hmm...my thoughts are...the h2 has the best clutch setup as is needed for it.The H2R has a the clutch it needs.I'm with Strad's comment here about the lever feel...I got used to it within the first 100 miles or so.It doesn't feel 'not okay' now.It feels..'right'...to me.I only pull it in anyway at stops or from N going into 1st.The rest of my gear changes I only pull it in approx 1/2" or so....it performs this way very nicely.I usually use the QS from 3rd into 4th and up.It's possible also that readjusting the lever will give a somewhat different feel...it seemed to with mine anyway.Brought it in closer to the grip...but with that I found that dialing it all the way in closest somehow wasn't allowing it to engage/disengage properly.I thought that was a bit odd...but I just backed it out a bit...been fine.
Hub or basket material change? Interested to read the parts fiche on the new model...most of the time, when pressed, the basket explodes (in general, for other bikes...they all use cast AL for basket and hub).After reading the info on the 2016, it looks like it's just an assist to keep the clutch lever light. So they didn't change the springs or anything else internal. The did change the hub from steel to aluminum for a weight savings of 1kg.
To me that means the clutch should have the same holding power as before.