IAB Report – Production version of Kawasaki Ninja H2 teased [Video]
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
World premiere at the EICMA 2014.
After debuting the Kawasaki Ninja H2R at the INTERMOT 2014 and releasing an on-track video of the untamed beast, the two wheeler major has gone ahead and teased the street-legal version of the supercharged superbike which is to be called the Kawasaki Ninja H2.
[Head to Youtube if you can’t watch the video.]
The teaser video shows the track-only concept and the road-legal version side by side to highlight the differences and informs that an unveiling is scheduled on November 4 at the EICMA 2014 in Milan. The immediately noticeable change in the production version comes from the vertically stacked twin silencer end cans.
Closer observation shows that the Ninja H2 gets a rear mud-guard with what appears to be a license plate holder and a slightly more tapered visor which is mounted on a revised (read toned down) front fairing.
While the Ninja H2R concept is claimed to generate roughly 300 PS, the relatively saner version is expected to have lesser output but would still be the world’s most powerful production bike nevertheless. The same 998 cc in-line four-cylinder engine breathing via a supercharger would be the source of the brute force.