Features

THE QUEST FOR POWER, In-house-designed Supercharger
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.

The importance of high efficiency in a supercharger is that, as the air is compressed, power-robbing heat gain is minimal. And while many superchargers are able to offer high-efficiency operation in a very limited range of conditions, the supercharger designed for the Ninja H2 offers high efficiency over a wide range of pressure ratios and flow rates—meaning over a wide range of engine speeds and vehicle speeds. This wide range of efficient operation (similar to having a wide power band) easily translates to strong acceleration

SHAPED FOR SPEED
As speed increases, wind resistance increases exponentially. To enable high-speed operation, a combination of high power and slippery aerodynamics was needed.

With power requirements taken care of by the supercharged engine, the next step was to design bodywork that both minimized drag and added control when riding at high speed. Assistance from Kawasaki’s Aerospace Company was enlisted in creating the aerodynamically sculpted bodywork to ensure maximum aerodynamic efficiency.

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.

HIGH-SPEED STABILITY & LIGHT HANDLING
Designed for the performance parameters of the closed-course Ninja H2R and shared with the street-going Ninja H2, the objectives for the chassis were to ensure unflappable composure at ultra-high speeds, offer cornering performance to be able to enjoy riding on a circuit, and finally to have a highly accommodating character.

Ordinarily, high-speed stability can easily be achieved with a long wheelbase, but a shorter wheelbase was selected to achieve the compact overall package and sharp handling that were also desired. The frame needed not only to be stiff, but also to be able to absorb external disturbances, which, when encountered while riding at high speeds, could easily unsettle the chassis. A new trellis frame provided both the strength to harness the incredible power of the supercharged engine, and the balanced flex to achieve the stability and pliability for high-speed riding.

Kawasaki Original Silver-mirror Paint
The silver-mirror paint used on the Ninja H2 was developed by Kawasaki specifically for motorcycles. Its highly reflective, glasslike metal appearance adds to the bike’s stunning design. While paint similar in appearance may be found in custom circles, this is its first use on a mass-production vehicle in either the automotive or motorcycle industries. Strict Kawasaki quality control measures ensure a long-lasting finish.

The highly reflective surface is created by inducing a silver mirror reaction (a chemical reaction between a solution of silver ions and a reducing agent) that forms a layer of pure silver. This Ag layer is what creates the paint’s glasslike metal appearance. Compared to candy paints, which use aluminium flakes to generate a sparkling effect, the Ag layer appears as a uniform metallic surface

MAN-MACHINE INTERFACE
Although the Ninja H2’s high performance cannot be denied, since it was not intended to be a race bike designed to turn quick lap times as efficiently as possible, it did not need the spartan accommodation found on most purpose-built supersport models. The man-machine interface enables riders to enjoy the bike’s performance with a modicum of comfort. While the riding position, ergonomics and cockpit layout were all designed first and foremost to put the rider in the best position to control this amazing machine, the impression from the rider’s perspective is one not of austerity, but rather plush quality, high-tech control, and an impeccable fit and finish.

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.

 

 

Specifications


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Type : Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement : 998 cm3
Bore and Stroke : 76.0 mm x 55.0 mm
Compression ratio : 8.5:1
Valve system : DOHC, 16 valves
Fuel system : Fuel injection: ø50 mm x 4 with dual injection
Fuel Type / Minimum Octane Rating : Unleaded petrol / RON95
Ignition : Digital
Starting : Electric
Lubrication : Forced lubrication, wet sump with oil cooler
Transmission : 6 speed, return
Maximum power : 147.2 kW {200 PS} / 11,000 rpm
Maximum power with Ram Air : 155 kW {211 PS} / 11,000 rpm
Maximum torque : 133.5 N.m {13.6 kgf.m} / 10,500 rpm
VEHICLE
Frame Type : Trellis, high-tensile steel, with Swingarm Mounting Plate
Rake / Trail : 24.5° / 103mm
Tyre : Front: 120/70-17M/C (58W)
: Rear: 200/55ZR17M/C (78W)
Wheelbase : 1,455 mm
Ground clearance : 130 mm
Seat height : 825 mm
Curb mass : 238 kg
Fuel capacity : 17 Litres
Overall Dimensions LxWxH : 2,085mm x 770mm x 1,125mm
SUSPENSION
Front / Wheel Travel : ø43 mm inverted fork with rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability and top-out springs / 120mm
Rear / Wheel Travel : 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 / 135mm
BRAKE
Brake Front :Dual semi-floating ø330 mm Brembo discs
Caliper Front :Dual radial-mount, Brembo M50 monobloc, opposed 4-piston
Brake Rear :Single ø250 mm disc
Caliper Rear :Brembo, opposed 2-piston

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