Intermot 2016 : Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon debuts, gets more toys



Kawasaki is offering its Ninja H2 in the new limited edition Carbon variant for the Model Year 2017. Only 120 units of the Carbon edition will be made and each unit will carry its unique reference number on a plaque on the supercharger plate.

Where does the model draw its name from you ask? Well, the H2 in the Carbon avatar gets a carbon-fibre reinforced polymer upper fairing cowl. That bit makes the carbon somewhat straddle the H2 and the track only H2R. The Carbon gets the same paint as the H2R, albeit in a matt finish.

For the new version, the H2 gets a new Öhlins TTX shock at the rear on all MY 2017 H2 bikes. The new addition would allow you to adjust the rebound and compression with as many as 22 settings. The shock linkages have also been redesigned, which are now claimed to have improved the bike’s handling.


As seen first on the Kawasaki ZX-10R, the H2 series for MY 2017 gets a Bosch six-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU), which also includes a cornering ABS. While the engine has remained untouched, the H2 does get a quick down-shifter for the transmission on the new model.

Changes have been made to instrument panel as well, which now gets a new “bank angle” display which shows the lean angle of the bike. The system also captures the maximum lean angle recorded during a specific ride.


The new bike gets Euro 4 compliant, thanks to some changes made to the exhaust, which now gets a bigger catalytic convertors with more platinum, rhodium and palladium for lesser emissions. .

Prices for the Carbon edition have not been announced officially, but expect them to be slightly higher than the standard H2.

Check out the Kawasaki Ninja H2 in images and video below.


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