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Old 29th November 2014, 15:45   #1
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Default Supercharged Kawasaki Ninja H2 coming. EDIT: Now launched at Rs. 29 lakhs

Kawasaki officially revealed the Ninja H2 at the 2014 EICMA motor show earlier this month. The motorcycle has been priced at 22,000 (Rs 21.40 Lakh approx) in the UK & goes on sale in March 2015. Kawasaki has not officially confirmed any plans to sell the superbike in India. However, a recent rumour suggests that the Japanese motorcycle maker could launch it here at a price of Rs 26 lakh.

The Ninja H2 is powered by an in-line, 4-cylinder engine that displaces 998 cc. The maximum power output is 197.3 bhp at 11,000 rpm while the peak torque is 113.5 Nm at 10,500 rpm. The highlight being the fact that the H2 is the world's first production motorcycle with a supercharger. The superbike also gets the option of a ram air intake system that pushes the output to 207.1 bhp. Transmission duties are carried out by a 6-speed manual gearbox that sends power to the rear wheel through a chain drive system.

Stopping power comes from dual 330 mm discs up front & a single 250 mm disc at the back. Safety features include the Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM), Kawasaki Intelligent Anti-Lock Brake System (KIBS) and engine brake control.

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Old 29th November 2014, 17:37   #2
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Unless they assemble here , doubt a motorcycle that translates to 21L at UK will be 26 L here .

BTW i recall reading this motorcycle will be built to order or is that just the track specific H2R rated at 300bhp and twice the price ?
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Unless they assemble here , doubt a motorcycle that translates to 21L at UK will be 26 L here .

BTW i recall reading this motorcycle will be built to order or is that just the track specific H2R rated at 300bhp and twice the price ?
It's the H2R as well as the H2. Both models are built to order. So you pay a booking amount through a dealer, the order is sent through and the entire assembly of an individual unit is monitored/supervised by one technician.
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Unless they assemble here , doubt a motorcycle that translates to 21L at UK will be 26 L here .
You would be really surprised to hear import price of zx-10r and zx-14r. It's less than 4L INR. They are imported from Japan and hence higher duty of some 100%+.
Imagine if they were imported from Thailand, these could have been priced near z800 (import price from Thai is 4.03L)
Hence h2 will be imported at cost price and 26l is possible.

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You would be really surprised to hear import price of zx-10r and zx-14r. It's less than 4L INR. They are imported from Japan and hence higher duty of some 100%+.
Imagine if they were imported from Thailand, these could have been priced near z800 (import price from Thai is 4.03L)
Hence h2 will be imported at cost price and 26l is possible.
Wait you mean 26 L without the near 100% tax ? Oh that is of course possible . I confused myself assuming the article was accounting for the tax and hence thought that price point will be possible if imported as knocked down kit .
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Wait you mean 26 L without the near 100% tax ? Oh that is of course possible . I confused myself assuming the article was accounting for the tax and hence thought that price point will be possible if imported as knocked down kit .
26L including duty is what i meant. An example - If retail price in UK is 22L INR (converted), they will not pay duty on this price.
They always pay duty on the cost of manufacturing/transfer price. Let's say kawasaki incurred 10L INR in manufacturing H2 then they will pay import duty on 10L.

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Default Supercharged Ninja H2 coming to India in early 2015.

Kawasaki unveiled their Ninja H2 publicly weeks ago at the 2014 EICMA motor show in Milan. The H2 is derived from the race-track only 300bhp Ninja H2R, and the Japanese motorcycle specialist is calling it a ‘hypersport’ bike, featuring slippery looking, futuristic styling and a supercharged powerplant. The good news is that we can confirm that this cutting edge new ‘limited-release’ Kawasaki is slated to go on sale in India as early as 2015, with deliveries starting around the end of February or early March. State-of-the-art technology doesn’t come cheap, which is why the H2 will be available at an eye watering Rs 32 lakh, on-road Delhi.

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For that kind of money you get what is arguably one of the most futuristic, cutting edge motorcycles that money can buy today. The Ninja H2 has an LED powered headlight, enveloped in a front fairing design that seems to be built by space engineers. Hints of lime green body paint are seen as well on the H2.

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Many features on the Kawasaki Ninja H2 such as the mirrors that generate downforce, are designed by Kawasaki Heavy Industry’s aerospace company. Kawasaki says, the trademark River Mark seen on the H2’s front cowl is reserved only for historically significant models, such as this road legal Ninja. Well-designed 5-spoke wheels and massive Bridgestone rubber also makes its way to the H2. The hypersport H2 has no rear seat, instead Kawasaki has provided the rider with good lumbar support, as could prove more essential while accelerating on such a quick motorcycle. The Ninja H2 looks every bit intimidating from the rear, with a distinct taillight and massive dual outlet silencer running parallel to the rear.

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Propelling the Kawasaki Ninja H2 is a 998cc, four-stroke, in-line four cylinder, liquid-cooled engine supported by a Kawasaki centrifugal type supercharger. The supercharger itself uses a 3D machine forged aluminum impeller to push nearly 200 litres of air per second into the engine. The impeller reaches speeds of 1,30,000rpm, over 9 times the speed available at the H2’s crankshaft. Kawasaki is yet to reveal power figures for the H2 in India, but through speculation we can say, this powerful engine should punch out over 220bhp.

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Apart from its innovative engine, Kawasaki will provide riding aids, including an advanced three mode, switchable traction control unit that can eliminate the H2’s wheel-slip completely. The first two modes are meant for road use and the last is particularly designed for riding safely in the wet. Kawasaki’s 3-mode launch control system is also to be offered, the system will ensure minimum front wheel lift and rear wheel slip, when the throttle is pinned open during a hard launch run. The open design of the high tensile, lime green steel chassis also increases maximum heat dissipation. A clever Ohlins electronic steering damper is fitted to the H2, ensuring minimum damping at low speeds and required damping forces at high speeds, a most useful safety feature. Braking is taken care of by massive ABS equipped twin Brembo disc brakes up front on the H2, and a single disc brake at the rear, on a single sided swingarm.

Kudos to Kawasaki for making this absolute cutting edge motorcycle technology immediately available in India, putting our market that much closer to at par with the rest of the world. If anything, it shows that Kawasaki may have started off a touch slowly in India, but now the Japanese giant isn’t showing any sign of rolling off the gas.

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I am an enthusiast, like most of you out there, but somehow, its the bike which gives me goosebumps.

Car has become too automated with too many features, bikes are more pure, even today if you crash one, you would shed blood & skin.

The way the H2 is moving, the game appears to have moved on, goal posts kicked further.

How will a HP2 fare against it? This was my dream bike, appears Japs have not taken kindly to the German/Italian invasion and now are coming back with more vigor.

More good news for us, consumers
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How will a HP2fare against it? This was my dream bike, appears Japs have not taken kindly to the German/Italian invasion and now are coming back with more vigor.
Assuming that was a typo for HP4, I guess the HP4 will surely be more faster than the H2 around a track anyday. But the feel of the two might be very different! The H2 could possibly be a Hyper Tourer unlike the track bred HP4!

I think down the line, H2 will hold a cult status like the Veyron among bikes!

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The H2 could possibly be a Hyper Tourer unlike the track bred HP4!

I think down the line, H2 will hold a cult status like the Veyron among bikes!
Yup, it was a typo. And sacrilege for me. Too obsessed with H2 I guess.

As per reviews, the HP4 has suspension which is as good on road as on track. Its a good road bike as well. (As per reviews)

Coming to Kawasaki, its a GT version for SportsBike & should be a good drag bike as well. But what will someone do with so much power on streets especially while touring is beyond me.
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Coming to Kawasaki, its a GT version for SportsBike & should be a good drag bike as well. But what will someone do with so much power on streets especially while touring is beyond me.
Rickey Gadson is working and testing his drag spec H2R now. I think I read somewhere that it produces about 325bhp at wheel!! Not completely sure though! Attaching some pics from his FB page.

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And it is out. Rickey Gadson's own version of the wicked-looking Kawasaki Ninja H2 Hybrid

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What a bike!

Every video I watch of it , I end up praising it more.

It is like what the Veyron was for the Hypercar world then.

The sound is something to die for and of course Kawa's radical design that attracts attention every time you look at it.

Waiting to see it in flesh when it is launched in India.
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Man, the sound! Simply magnificent! As man_of_steel has stated, this is the new Veyron of bikes.

Lately, Kawasaki has clearly been the King amongst the Japs. Honda/Yama/Suzuki are nowhere close to the innovation(technologically and design wise) which Kawasaki has brought into its bikes, be it the H2 or the zx-10r(my favourite Jap) or the z1000.

I am sad that my favourite bike, the HP4 has got a mighty mighty contender(also much more powerful) and might be dethroned soon enough. But my gut says around a track the HP4 will beat the H2. Now only if BMW comes up with the Koenigsegg One:1 equivalent of bikes

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Bookings open in India. 10 lakhs for booking with an on-road price of 30 lakhs
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