Report – Kawasaki Ninja H2 coming to India
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Has 210 PS on tap.
Finally, owning a high performance superbike in India is no more a distant dream or a complicated affair. Zigwheels reports that the Kawasaki Ninja H2 is expected to be launched in the country in early 2015.
This move from Kawasaki could prompt rivals like Yamaha, Ducati and Honda to field their highly exclusive hyperbikes in India. In the recent past India has become the country of interest for brands like Harley Davidson, Triumph, Indian, and Benelli.
Coming back to the H2, the supercharged litre-class superbike which premiered at EICMA 2014 earlier this month is a road legal monster which is engineered to accelerate like no other production bike. The 999 cc inline four-cylinder motor is capable of 200 PS (197.1 bhp) at 11,000 rpm which can be pumped up further to 210 PS (207.04 bhp) by using ram air technology.
Either way, the peak torque output stands at 133.5 Nm delivered at 10,500 rpm. A 6-speed gearbox is mated to the engine via a wet multiplate clutch.
The superbike is held together by a steel trellis chassis finished in green. The body work sports a special paint with a highly lustrous silver layer. An inverted telescopic fork upfront and a monoshock at the rear (both are adjustable) are tuned in such a way to keep the bike planted even at unimaginable speeds.
Competitors: Yamaha YZF-R1, Honda CBR1000RR, Suzuki GSXR-1000, BMW S1000RR, Aprilia RSV4
Expected Price: INR 26 lakhs, ex-showroom
Reported launch Date: Early 2015
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