The numbers are out for the much awaited Kawasaki Ninja H2. A member from the Ninja H2 forums claims to have got hold of insider information on the new Ninja H2’s engine specifications.
All the hype surrounding the new H2 seems befitting with major of the speculations turning out to be true indeed. Powered by a centrifugally supercharged 1000cc inline four engine, the Kawasaki Ninja H2 would be cranking out a cracking 222 bhp and might just shatter the speed mandate of 300 kph for Japanese motorcycles.
More details have been revealed on the forum that states the new Kawasaki Ninja H2’s engine has been built ground up and doesn’t share any hardware with the existing Kawasaki motorcycles. Held together by a trellis frame, the new Ninja H2 would sport a single sided swingarm with electronic aids comprising of 10 power modes, a quick-shifter and advanced ABS.
In fact there also happens to be a race variant of the Kawasaki Ninja H2 that pumps out a smacking 307 bhp to go alongwith the legal 222 bhp street version.
So this isn’t just a ZX10R or ZX14R upgrade but an all new motorcycle aspiring to be the king of the drag strip. Whether the H2 would be another straight line projectile like the ZX14R or graced with manners to hoot around a track needs to be seen. The Bavarian Banger S1000RR is still the benchmark and though the H2 seems to outclass the Beemer on horsepower- how well it performs on other parameters is a million dollar question for motorcycle enthusiasts at the moment.