The 2014 INTERMOT has allowed us to finally feast our eyes on the stunning new Kawasaki Ninja H2R! If you thought the Z1000 and Z800 twins were mad, have a look at this:
A supercharged 998cc inline-four liquid cooled engine is embedded in a high tensile steel trellis frame. Kawasaki has not confirmed it yet but the bike will produce a staggering 300 Ps of power! Yes, 300 in a bike made of lightweight steel and carbon fiber! Kawasaki employed the Gas Turbine Division from Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd to build the supercharger for the H2R.
The front “wings” are not there to just provide the downforce but they also create a differential pressure behind them, which allows more air to flow towards the radiator.
The bike looks mean and unforgiving in the black carbon fiber and the green (Its a Kawasaki right?). For the carbon fiber, Kawasaki turned to its Aerospace Division to get the job done.
Kawasaki outdid all its competitors with the ZX-14R and keeps the momentum going with this, the H2. “The kind of acceleration no rider has experienced before” is how Kawasaki explains the H2(R).
The H2R will be the track focused evil twin while the H2 will be trained in civilian behavior and manners. The H2 will be revealed with all its details in November at the EICMA.