Sources reveal that the Japanese motorcycle major Kawasaki will introduce its newly launched Ninja H2 for the Indian markets in 2015. The motorcycle will arrive via the CBU route and is expected to be priced at Rs 26 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Unveiled at the 2014 EICMA motor show, the Ninja H2 is the street legal variant of the 300PS track only machine, the Ninja H2R. As we had reported last month, the prices in the United States of America stand at USD 25,000 which, after adding the ludicrous taxes, works out to about Rs 33-35 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 net is provided with various features like 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).
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