Still the only road going Supercharged Hyperpsort machine on the market, the latest iteration of the Ninja H2 has just been unveiled as part of the annual Bonneville Speed Week.

2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2

2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2

The 2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2 will also be available in a Carbon edition, with the Mirror Coated Matte Spark Black / Golden Blazed Green colour scheme and carbon-fibre fairing features, as well as additional Green detailing across the front fairing. The standard edition will be available in Mirror Coated Spark Black.

2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon

2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon

The 2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2R also sees a few updates, including the new Brembo braking system and durable self healing paint, both found on the H2 models.

2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2 & H2 Carbon

Fully Euro4 compliant, the new model year Ninja H2 enjoys a substantial power increase from 200PS to 231PS. Pioneering the contemporary use of Supercharger technology on production motorcycles, Kawasaki is keen that power is not the only significant feature and, for 2019, there are many other highlights such as the preservation of the current fuel economy figures despite the rise in horse power.

2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon

2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon

Some of this impressive power and fuel economy combination is due to a number of parts crossing over from the successful sport touring Ninja H2 SX. Items included in the new Ninja H2 spec include the air-filter, intake chamber, spark plugs and ECU.

 

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Along with new high performance Bridgestone RS11 tyres the new spec also includes the latest Brembo “Stylema” front brake calipers. Super rigid, the Stylema has increased pad cooling ability, more instant and predictable initial actuation and better temperature characteristics for the brake fluid itself.

2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2

2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2

Visually there are also updates including a new Supercharged emblem plus highly durable paint and, for the first time on a Ninja H2, TFT colour meters with Bluetooth connectivity.

The durable paint is a noteworthy feature that, in suitably warm ambient temperatures, can “selfheal” minor scratches and scuffs in an impressively short time frame. Developed in-house by Kawasaki, the time between the appearance of a light scratch and “healing” is in a different league to similar automotive systems that can take weeks to fully “heal”.

2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2

2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2

The TFT meters have the same look and feel those currently fitted to the Ninja H2 SX SE but with the added innovation of smartphone connectivity via Kawasaki’s new “Rideology” App.

“The visual impact and engineering prowess of the Ninja H2 will surely increase thanks to this major update”, commented Kenji Nagahara, Managing Director of Kawasaki Motors Europe. “This Supercharged machine is the physical embodiment of our corporate strength.

 

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The addition of more power, smart phone “Rideology” technology and other specification upgrades for 2019 shows that, as a company, we are constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible and delivering cutting edge motorcycles to the market.“

2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2R

2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2R

2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2R

While largely unchanged, the Ninja H2R receives some of the same updates featured on the 2019 Ninja H2. The Ninja H2R benefits from Brembo’s new Stylema monobloc calipers. Like the Ninja H2, the H2R also receives the new “Supercharged” emblem and Kawasaki’s Highly Durable paint (used on all non-carbon bodywork parts) which helps to maintain the bike’s high-quality finish.

2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2

2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2

2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2 (Carbon) Specifications (TBC)

Pricing & Arrival: TBA

Claimed Power: 170kW[231PS]@11500rpm
Claimed Ram Air Power: 178.5kW[243PS]@11500rpm
Claimed Torque: 141.7Nm@11000rpm
Claimed Wet Weight: 238kg
Fuel Capacity: 17L

Engine: Kawasaki Supercharger, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, four-cylinder, four-valve per cylinder, DOHC, 76.0 x 55.0 mm bore x stroke, 998cc, 8.5:1 compression, 50mm x four throttle-bodies dual injectors, KTRC, KLCM, KEBC, QKS,
Gearbox: Six-speed
Clutch: Wet, multi-disc

Chassis: Laser cut, hand welded, tubular steel frame, aluminium rear sub-frame and Uni Trak Swingarm
Rake: 24.5 degrees, Trail: 103mm

Suspension: 43mm inverted fork with rebound and compression damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out springs, Öhlins TTX36 gas-charged shock with piggyback reservoir, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out spring

BRAKES: KIBS, Dual semi-floating 330mm Brembo discs Dual radial-mount, Brembo Stylema monobloc, opposed 4-piston, Single 250mm disc rear, Brembo opposed 2-piston caliper

WHEELS & TYRES: Cast aluminium star-pattern five-spoke wheels,  Bridgestone RS11 tyres, 120/70 x 17in, 200/55 x 17in,

DIMENSIONS:
Seat height: 825mm
Overall height: 1125mm
Overall length: 2085mm
Wheelbase: 1445mm

INSTRUMENTS: TFT Colour Instrumentation

 

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2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2R

2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2R

2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Specifications (TBC)

Pricing & Arrival: TBA

Claimed Power: 228kW[310PS]@14,000rpm
Claimed Ram Air Power: 240kW[326PS]@14,000rpm
Claimed Torque: 165Nm@12,500rpm
Claimed Wet Weight: 216kg
Fuel Capacity: 17L

Engine: Kawasaki Supercharger, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, four-cylinder, four-valve per cylinder, DOHC, 76.0 x 55.0 mm bore x stroke, 998cc, 8.3:1 compression, 50mm x four throttle-bodies dual injectors, KTRC, KLCM, KEBC, QKS,
Gearbox: Six-speed
Clutch: Wet, multi-disc

Chassis: Laser cut, hand welded, tubular steel frame, aluminium rear sub-frame and Uni Trak Swingarm
Rake: 25.1 degrees, Trail: 108mm

Suspension: 43mm inverted fork with rebound and compression damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out springs, Öhlins TTX36 gas-charged shock with piggyback reservoir, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out spring

Brakes: KIBS, Dual semi-floating 330mm Brembo discs Dual radial-mount, Brembo Stylema monobloc, opposed 4-piston, Single 250mm disc rear, Brembo opposed 2-piston caliper

Wheels & Tyres: Cast aluminium star-pattern five-spoke wheels,  Bridgestone RS11 tyres, 120/60 x 17in, 190/65 x 17in,

DIMENSIONS:
Seat height: 825mm
Overall height: 1125mm
Overall length: 2085mm
Wheelbase: 1445mm

INSTRUMENTS: TFT Colour Instrumentation

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