Kawasaki Ninja H2 to launch in India on April 3 – Report

Posted on: Mar 12, 2015 - 3:00pm IST

Priced at INR 32.8 lakhs, on-road.

As we reported in December 2014, Kawasaki India has started taking bookings for the Kawasaki Ninja H2 for a deposit of INR 10 lakh.

Now Motoroids reports that Kawasaki India would be launching the supercharged machine at an event on April 3 at the Buddh International Circuit. Motoroids also reports that all 5 units allotted for India have been spoken for. The motorcycles will retail at INR 32.8 lakh, on-road, Pune.

Kawasaki Ninja H2 front three quarter at EICMA 2014
With an extremely high power-to-weight ratio, the H2 delivers acceleration that a production motorcycle has never offered, claims Kawasaki.

The Kawasaki Ninja H2 is powered by a supercharged 998 cc in-line, four cylinder engine that produces a combined power output of 200 PS, while peak torque stands at 133.5 Nm delivered at 10,500 rpm. A six-speed gearbox is coupled to the engine via a wet multiplate clutch.

The combination of a forced induction engine and serious electronics (multi-mode traction control, launch control and quick shifter) makes for a machine that can deliver some pretty intense acceleration and an ultra-high top speed.

With a kerb weight of 238 kg, the H2 has a power-to-weight ratio of 0.88 hp/kg (210 PS output with ram-air benefit), which when combined with the forced induction from the supercharger offers an acceleration that hasn’t been experienced before, claims Kawasaki.

Kawasaki Ninja H2 side at EICMA 2014
The supercharged 998 cc engine delivers a 0-100 km/h time of less than 2.5 seconds, faster than a Bugatti Veyron.

While not officially disclosed, the ferocious acceleration provided by the Ninja H2’s supercharged engine is capable of posting a Bugatti Veyron beating 0-100 km/h time of less than 2.5 seconds.

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Kawasaki has used a special compact supercharger unit, designed by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, that uses planetary gears and spins up to 130,000 rpm to deliver 20.5 psi boost pressure when the engine is revving at 14,000 rpm.

Kawasaki Ninja H2 – Image Gallery

[Source: Motoroids]

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One thought on “Kawasaki Ninja H2 to launch in India on April 3 – Report

  1. Dr. Nayak says:

    Where are the Indian manufacturers in this game of large volume displacement engine bikes? Even if they charge the same amount of money that we pay for a small car, they can conquer significant share of the world market. It appears that these guys are busy fighting for the market share in sub $1000 bikes with little margins. You don’t need a Harvard MBA to figure this out, but who is going to convey this message to the guys in the ivory towers? It is not a rocket science to design and develop a 1000 to 1200 cc engine from scratch, and can be done in India for less than 100 CR (US $17 mil).

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