The Ninja H2 was designed to be the ultimate motorcycle. Born from the joint efforts of Kawasaki Heavy Industries' Motorcycle Company, Gas & Turbine Company and the Aerospace Division.
Engine TypeLiquid-cooled, Fuel Injected, In-Line Four
Max Power197.4 HP @ 11,000 rpm
Max Torque133.5 N.m (13.6 kgf.m) @ 10,000 rpm
Curb Mass237 kgs
The Ninja H2 was developed to satisfy the strong desire to offer riders something they had never before experienced. The design team committed to developing the “ultimate” motorcycle from a clean slate. The Ninja H2 delivers intense acceleration and an ultra-high top speed, coupled wit supersport-level circuit performance. To help make this dream a reality, other companies in the Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) Group, participated in an unprecedented level of inter-company collaboration. The result was a model that offers a incredible sensory experience surpassing anything that riders can find today.
The supercharger used in the Ninja H2 was designed by Kawasaki motorcycle engine designers with assistance from other companies within the KHI Group, namely the Gas Turbine & Machinery Company, Aerospace Company, and Corporate Technology Division. Designing the supercharger in-house allowed it to be developed to perfectly match the engine characteristics of the Ninja H2. The highly efficient, motorcycle-specific supercharger was the key to achieving the maximum power and the intense acceleration that engineers wanted.
It is no accident that when viewed from the side, the Ninja H2 does not seem to have the aggressive forward-canted stance of most modern supersport models. While supersport bikes use their front-leaning attitude to aid in quick steering, at the speeds for which the closed-course Ninja H2R was designed, such a posture would create drag that would hinder top speed aspirations. Instead, the stance is very neutral, almost flat—think Formula 1 car—to make the body as aerodynamically sleek as possible.
Kawasaki Traction Control
The new KTRC system used on the Ninja H2 combines the best elements of Kawasaki’s earlier traction control systems. Multi-level modes offer riders a greater number of settings to choose from, with each mode providing a different level of intrusion to suit riding conditions and rider preference, and all modes designed to manage output when a sudden slip occurs. The new system offers both enhanced sport riding performance and the peace of mind to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence.
Kawasaki Launch Control Mode
Designed to assist the rider by optimizing acceleration from a stop, KLCM electronically controls engine output to prevent wheel spin and minimize wheelies when launching. Riders can choose from three modes, each offering a progressively greater level of intrusion. Each mode allows the rider to launch from a stop with the throttle held wide open.