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NINJA H2R

$94,495*

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The Kawasaki Ninja H2R hypersport motorcycle is an engineering marvel, made possible only through the sourcing of technological expertise from multiple divisions of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI). The result of this unprecedented collaboration is a system of carefully crafted premium components and World Superbike racing inspired next-level electronics that work in concert to create an unbelievably powerful machine—one that’s more than worthy of the legendary H2 name.

2018 Ninja H2R
Ninja H2R
2018 Ninja H2R

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 unprecedented power output of the supercharged Ninja H2R motorcycle is made possible only through a system of finely-tuned and carefully crafted high-quality components. Chosen for its high-rpm performance, the centrifugal-type supercharger is incredibly efficient at compressing air (at up to 2.4x atmospheric pressure) while minimising heat. As a result of the supercharger’s efficiency, no large, heavy intercooler was required to cool the compressed air. The supercharger was designed to match the engine, allowing high-efficiency operation over a wider range of conditions that could not be provided by a typical supercharger.

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, 4-cylinder
DISPLACEMENT998cc
BORE & STROKE76.0 x 55.0mm
COMPRESSION RATIO8.3:1
FUEL SYSTEMFuel Injection: 50mm x 4 with dual injection
IGNITIONDigital
TRANSMISSION6-speed, return
STARTING SYSTEMElectric
MAX TORQUE165 N-m @ 12,500 rpm
MAX POWER326 PS @ 14,000 rpm
FRONT SUSPENSION43mm inverted fork
REAR SUSPENSIONNew Uni-Trak, Öhlins TTX36
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL120mm
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL135mm
FRONT TYRE120 /60 x 17
REAR TYRE190 /65 x 17
FRONT BRAKESDual semi-floating ø330mm Brembo discs
REAR BRAKESSingle ø250mm disc
FRAME TYPETrellis, high-tensile steel
RAKE/TRAIL25.1° / 108mm
LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT2,070 x 850 x 1,160mm
WHEELBASE1,450mm
FUEL CAPACITY17.0 L
SEAT HEIGHT830mm
CURB MASS216kg
COLOURSMirror Coated Spark Black

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