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NINJA H2 CARBON

$56,995*

2021 MODEL YEAR ANNUAL ORDER WINDOW NOW CLOSED. VISIT YOUR LOCAL KAWASAKI DEALER FOR MORE DETAILS

Updated for 2019 the new Ninja H2 and Ninja H2 Carbon benefit from engine updates that increase maximum power to 231 PS† – making these supercharged supersport machines Kawasaki’s most powerful street models ever.The launching point for the development of the Ninja H2 Carbon was a strong desire to offer riders something they had never before experienced. Convinced that a truly extraordinary riding experience would not be found on a motorcycle that merely built on the performance of existing models, the design team committed to developing the “ultimate” motorcycle from a clean slate. The bike needed to deliver intense acceleration and an ultra-high top speed, coupled with supersport-level circuit performance. ​Experience unforgettable supercharged street performance and World Superbike racing inspired next-level electronics with the Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon motorcycle.

2018 Ninja H2
2018 Ninja H2
2018 Ninja H2

THE CHASSIS

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.

THE 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. One of the greatest benefits of designing in-house and tailoring its design to match the character of the Ninja H2 engine was that engineers were able to achieve high-efficiency operation over a wide range of conditions – something that would not have been possible by simply dropping in or trying to adapt an aftermarket automotive supercharger. The highly efficient, motorcycle-specific supercharger was the key to achieving the maximum power and the intense acceleration that engineers wanted to offer.

KAWASAKI CORNERING MANAGEMENT FUNCTION

The strength of Kawasaki’s cutting edge electronics has always been the highly sophisticated programming that, using minimal hardware, gives the ECU an accurate real-time picture of what the chassis is doing. Kawasaki’s proprietary dynamic modelling program makes skillful use of the magic formula tyre model as it examines changes in multiple parameters, enabling it to take into account changing road and trye conditions. The addition of Bosch IMU (Inertia Measurement Unit) and the latest evolution of this advanced modelling software bring the electronic management systems on the Ninja H2 to the next level.

MAN-MACHINE INTERFACE

The man-machine interface enables riders to enjoy the bike’s performance with a modicom 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 rider’s perspective is one not of austerity, but rather plush quality, high-tech control, and an impeccable fit and finish.

BREMBO BRAKES

Given the Ninja H2’s high-speed potential, the brakes chosen were the best available for a mass-production model. Special tuning then assured that all play was removed from the system, so that when the brakes were called for they would respond immediately. Brembo’s Stylema monobloc calipers are the company’s latest highspec street-use calipers.

KAWASAKI TRACTION CONTROL (KTRC)

The 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.

COLOURS AVAILABLE

SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINELiquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line four
DISPLACEMENT998cc
BORE & STROKE76.0 x 55.0mm
COMPRESSION RATIO8.5:1
FUEL SYSTEMFuel Injection: 50mm x 4 with dual injection
IGNITIONDigital
TRANSMISSION6-speed, return, dog-ring
STARTING SYSTEMElectric
MAX TORQUE134 N-m @ 10,000 rpm
MAX POWER215 PS @ 11,000 rpm
FRONT SUSPENSION43mm inverted fork
REAR SUSPENSIONNew Uni-Trak, Öhlins TTX36
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL120mm
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL135mm
FRONT TYRE120 /70 x 17
REAR TYRE200 /55 x 17
FRONT BRAKESDual semi-floating ø330mm Brembo discs
REAR BRAKESSingle ø250mm Brembo disc
FRAME TYPETrellis, high-tensile steel, with swingarm mounting plate
RAKE/TRAIL24.5° / 103mm
LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT2,085 x 770 x 1,125mm
WHEELBASE1,455mm
FUEL CAPACITY17.0 L
SEAT HEIGHT825mm
CURB MASS238kg
COLOURSMirror Coated Spark Black

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