Despite it’s familiar In-Line Four configuration, the Ninja H2 power unit is loaded with technology developed specifically for this supercharged engine.
The supercharger used in the Ninja H2 was designed by Kawasaki motorcycle engine designers with assistance from other companies within the KHI Group.
A high-quality hydraulic clutch offers less maintenance, ensuring the initial touch condition can be maintained. And with Brembo components, superb linearity and smooth actuation are also benefits.
At low speeds, the settings were chosen such that damping does not interfere with the bike’s intrinsic lightweight handling. At high speeds, damping increases to provide enhanced stability.
Special permission was obtained to use the River Mark on the Ninja H2. Usually, its use on a product is reserved for models of historical significance.
A pair of massive ø330 mm Brembo semi-floating discs with a thickness of t5.5 mm deliver superb braking force.
The Ninja H2 features Kawasaki’s first single-sided swingarm.
All engines need to breathe. In addition to ensuring the engine has sufficient air, how the air is supplied is another concern.
To facilitate smooth, quick shifting, a dog-ring type transmission was selected. This is the kind of transmission commonly found in MotoGP or Formula 1, and was developed with feedback from the Kawasaki Racing Team.
The Ninja H2 is equipped with all the lights needed for street-legal operation. With the exception of the bulb illuminating the license plate, all lighting equipment on the Ninja H2 is of the LED type.
Using a trellis frame construction offered an elegant, lightweight solution to meeting the performance requirements for the chassis of the closed-course model.
The advanced, hightech design of the instrumentation conveysthe image of piloting a jet fighter aircraft. Handle control switches put all mode selection and display options at the rider’s fingertips.
As enjoyment of the intense acceleration and high-speed capabilities was the first priority, a solo seat for the rider is the only seating provided.
Cast aluminium wheels were designed specifically for the Ninja H2.
The mirrored-finish black chrome paint used on the Ninja H2 was developed by Kawasaki specifically for motorcycles. The highly reflective surface adds to the bike’s stunning design.
The Ninja H2 is the first Kawasaki motorcycle to be fit standard with a quick shifter.
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.
On the front KYB AOS-II racing suspension makes its debut on an on-road bike. On the rear KYB fully adjustable mono-shock rear suspension offers superb stability
In the interest of keeping the engine compact and simple, a single lubrication system provides cooling oil for the engine components, supercharger and transmission.
Kawasaki’s original silver-mirror paint uses a layer of silver to create a highly reflective, glasslike metal appearance.
KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System) is a high-precision brake system designed specifically for supersport models, offering highly efficient braking while maintaining natural feel.
Kawasaki Engine Brake Control allows riders to set engine braking according to preference.
Electronic Throttle Valves allow the ECU to deliver the ideal amount of fuel and air to the engine.
Designed completely in-house, the immense potential of the highly compact, highly efficient supercharged engine is a testament to the technology possessed by the KHI Group.
Dual Injectors, each with a distinct role, operate at different rpm ranges, to deliver both quick response and increased high-rpm power.
The Economical Riding Indicator is a mark appearing on the instrument panel to indicate favourable fuel consumption, encouraging fuel efficient riding.