Kawasaki ninja H2

Design and Style

Ninja H2 gets the sharpest front from all the other hyper sport bikes, so sharp that a knife feels blunt before it. The body has been designed very carefully, keeping every part aerodynamically alive. The front has a pentagonal shaped headlight in the center with an air intake on each side suits the personality of the motorcycle. The design seems more like a hungry shark approaching its prey with its fins (rear view mirrors) wide open. Extraordinary finish has been given in the making of every little component, taking its built quality to a new level.

Dimensions and Weight

The Ninja H2 has an overall length of 2085 mm and is 1125 mm in height. The width of the H2 is 770 mm with a ground clearance of only 130 mm. It has a 1455 mm wheelbase and 825 mm is the seat height.  These dynamics form a perfect riding machine with a perfect riding position in order to get performance worth every single drop of fuel. The fuel tank has a capacity of 17 litres and wet weight is said to be 238 kg.

Instrument Console

Kawasaki uses an advanced console with a combination of the beauty of a needle and the simplicity of a digital display. The Ninja H2 has a red needled tachometer on the left and a blue illuminated LED display on the right. A ring around the tachometer houses all the signals including turn, high beam, neutral, low fuel and many more. The LED display beautifully describes the speed and distance covered, along with the notification of Kawasaki traction control system and other notifications. A digital trip indication is on the right top side of the LED with the speedometer below it.

Engine and Performance

The Ninja H2 can be called as the other name of performance as it is capable of reaching 100 kmph in just 2.5 seconds, thanks to its 998 cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, in-line four, DOHC, 16-valve, supercharged engine. It produces a massive 197.3 BHP @ 11,000 rpm and 133.5 NM @ 10,500 rpm. Not just that, with RAM Air intakes the power output increases up to 207.1 BHP. This unbelievable power is distributed into 6 gears and the Kawasaki quick shift system makes it easier to shift gears at high speeds without clutch usage, reducing time for the top speed achievement. Four 50 mm fuel injectors handle the hunger of this beast.

Suspension and Brakes

The front of the Ninja H2 is handled by 43mm inverted fork with rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability and top-out springs whereas the rear suspension is the new Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock, piggyback reservoir, dual-range (high/low-speed) compression damping, rebound damping and preload adjustability, and top-out spring. The adjustable factors in both the suspensions make them race ready in every condition. Braking in the Ninja H2 at the front is handled by dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston calipers, dual semi-floating 330mm discs whereas the rear has an opposed 2-piston calipers, single 250mm disc. ABS is available on both the brakes making it a safe ride in every road condition. Helping these big sized discs are the 120/70 ZR17 and 200/55 ZR17 tires at front and back respectively. Each component performs its duty responsibly, resulting into a super-fast and thrilling ride every time.

Shades and Price

The Ninja H2 comes in a Mirror coated Black shade only. It looks totally different from a normal superbike due to the finish of its unique color and the green skeleton adds more beauty to its aggressive designing. It has been priced at INR 29,00,000 (ex-showroom) as it would be brought to India as a CBU only. Kawasaki team should be very proud of its research on the supercharged hyper sport bike as making something historical is not an everyday event to happen.

Type Sports
Status Officially Launched in India on 3rd April, 2015
Tagline Built Beyond Belief
Shades Mirror Coated Black
Frame Trellis, High-tensile steel with Swingarm mounting plate
Displacement 998 cc
Maximum Power 197.3 Bhp @ 11,000 rpm
Maximum Power with RAM Air 207.1 Bhp @ 11,000 rpm
Maximum Torque 133.5 Nm @ 10,500 rpm
Engine Description Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, in-line four, DOHC, 16-valve
Cooling Liquid-cooled
Fuel System Fuel injection: 50mm x 4 with Dual injection
Ignition Digital
Lubrication Forced lubrication, Wet sump with oil cooler
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Bore 76 mm
Stroke 55 mm
Number of Cylinders 4
Intake System Kawasaki Supercharger
Gearbox 6-speed, Return, Dog-ring
Clutch Wet-Multi Disc
Gear Ratios 1st=3.188, 2nd=2.526, 3rd=2.045, 4th=1.727, 5th=1.524, 6th=1.348
Primary Reduction Ratio 1.551
Final Reduction Ratio 2.444
Final Drive Chain
Kawasaki Launch Control (KLCM)  Yes
Kawasaki Engine Brake Control (KEBC)  Yes
Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS)  Yes
Kawasaki Intelligent ABS (KIBS)  Yes
Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC)  Yes
Front Brake Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston calipers, dual semi-floating 330mm discs
Rear Brake Opposed 2-piston calipers, Single 250mm disc
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)  Yes
Front Suspension 43mm inverted fork with rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability and top-out springs
Rear Suspension New Uni-Trak® with gas-charged shock, piggyback reservoir, dual-range (high/low-speed) compression damping, rebound damping and preload adjustability, and top-out spring
Front Wheel Travel 120 mm
Rear Wheel Travel 135 mm
Front Tyre 120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W)
Rear Tyre 200/55 ZR17 M/C (78W)
Overall Length 2085 mm
Overall Width 770 mm
Overall Height 1125 mm
Ground Clearance 130 mm
Seat Height 825 mm
Wheelbase 1455 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 238 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 17 litres
0-100 kmph 2.5 secs
Top Speed 300+ kmph
Tachometer Analog
Trip Meter Digital
Odometer Digital
Fuel Gauge Digital
Caster Angle 24.5°
Trail 103 mm
Steering Angle 27° (Left), 27° (Right)


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