Kawasaki officially unveiled the street legal Ninja H2 on November 4 at the 2014 EICMA motor show. The motorcycle was highly anticipated after Kawasaki announced the 300PS, track bred Ninja H2R. Now, Kawasaki’s official USA website has revealed the prices of the street legal Ninja H2. You can own this Japanese stallion for USD 25,000 in the United States of America. How much would it cost us back home? If we do the math, the figure, after adding the ludicrous taxes, works out to about Rs 33-35 lakh. Not bad for the package that you get (chuckle). In case you have just gotten out of a cave, BMW sold its limited edition, high performance version of the S1000RR, the HP4, at an ex-showroom price tag of Rs 34 lakh.
The Kawasaki Ninja H2 is powered by a supercharged 998 cc in-line four cylinder engine. Air supplied to the supercharger enters via a single Ram Air intake in the left side of the upper cowl. The Ram Air duct was designed to route fresh air to the supercharger in as straight a line as possible. The supercharger is driven by a planetary gear train, which runs off the crankshaft. The design has been borrowed by no other motorcycle but from Kawasaki’s Aerospace Company which resulted in a very compact unit, with minimal power loss.
Safety features include KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control), KLCM (Kawasaki Launch Control Mode), Kawasaki’s supersport-style ABS, KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System) and electronic steering damper (jointly developed with Öhlins).
The Kawasaki Ninja H2 comes loaded with technology and all good things come at a price. The Ninja H2 will appeal to the group of people who really admire form with function. For others who want performance at an affordable price tag (like me), you can always opt for the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R that comes at nearly Rs 19-20 lakh (on-road).
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