Kawasaki Ninja H2 is the world's only supercharged production hypersport street bike from Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. Ninja H2 is the road-legal version of Ninja H2R, showcased at the 2014 Intermot Festival. It has a reduced supercharger boost when compared to the H2R and has plastic body panels, replaces the H2R's carbon fiber. The new Ninja was developed at Kawasaki's turbine and aerospace division.
Ninja H2 uses 998cc supercharged engine, capable of producing 197bhp power @ 11,000 rpm and a peak torque of 140.4Nm @ 10,500 rpm. A six-speed dog ring transmission box is used to transmit power to the rear wheel. This type of gear box is used in MotoGP bikes.
The cosmetic changes for this new Ninja is noticeable as compared to other bikes in this class. Its body have been coated with chemical solution of silver-ions, which allows bike to look black in shades and a mirror finish in the light. Like H2R, H2 too is made up of steel trellis frame, which can provide sharp handling and high speed steadiness to the vehicle. There are many aerodynamic aids in the H2, like chin spoiler on the fairing to deliver a huge amount of downforce and the rear-view mirrors are designed in a such way to provide aerodynamic assistance, helps in high-speed stability.
The new Ninja is technologically crafted super bike with all latest electronic gizmos featured in it. The LCD instrument cluster comprises of many useful data like, speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip meter, average and current fuel efficiency indicator, temperature, clock and gear position indicator. It is also loaded with Kawasaki's own technologies like, Kawasaki Traction Control System, Kawasaki Launch Control System, Kawasaki Engine Brake Control, Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System, Kawasaki Quick Shifter and Ohlins Electronic Steering Damper.
This new bike is an expensive piece of kit and it is being exported from Japan. BMW 1000RR and Yamaha YZF R1 will be the top notch competitors for this premium sportsbike. But it is the most powerful production motorcycle on the market.