Street-legal sibling of the mental Ninja H2R.
The Kawasaki Ninja H2 has been unveiled at the EICMA 2014. The H2 is the road going version of the Ninja H2R, that debuted at INTERMOT 2014, which is restricted to a closed course.
The Kawasaki Ninja H2 features certain design changes compared to the outrageous H2R. The bodywork has been toned down and is devoid of downforce generating wings on the fairing. The exhaust downtubes and canister have been revised and the superbike also gets a rear license plate holder as mandated by law.
The Kawasaki Ninja supercharged superbike features a special silver paint finish and green trellis chassis. The visual features combine to make the Ninja H2 one of the visually most aggressive superbikes on the planet.
The Kawasaki Ninja 998 cc inline four-cylinder supercharged engine has been tuned down from its design target horse power of 300 PS (295.7 bhp) in the Ninja H2R. Onboard the production model, the liquid-cooled motor produces 200 PS (197.1 bhp) at 11,000 rpm which can be increased to 210 PS by added ram-air. The peak torque developed is 133.5 Nm at 10,500 rpm. A six-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch transmits power.
Based on a steel trellis frame, the Ninja H2 weighs 238 kg, giving it a power-to-weight ratio of 0.88 PS/kg. An upside down telescopic fork (front) and a new Uni-Trak (rear) take care of suspension duties. Braking is also a typical superbike affair with twin discs upfront and a single disc at the rear (ABS enabled).
More details can be found in the press release embedded below the gallery.
Kawasaki Ninja H2 at EICMA 2014 – Image Gallery
Kawasaki Ninja H2 – Press Release
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