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Kawasaki Teases the Upcoming Ninja H2, Is It the Supercharged Machine?



Kawasaki has revealed the name of the new member in the Ninja family, but the rest of the details remain a well-kept secret. The new Ninja is called H2, and we suspect it will be a machine powered by a supercharged engine, possibly the one the house of Akashi introduced last autumn.

So far these are only speculations, though it seems like this story might turn out to be true, after all. The blacked-out profile of the Ninja H2 was shown in the first video teaser Kawasaki, and the lines clearly belong to a sport bike, making sense to see Akashi delivering a new high-performance machine to change a bit the rules of the game.

As Kawasaki says, the H2 embodies the spirit of three past models, the Mach IV H2, the 3-cylinder H1 and the Z1 Super Four, so we’re most likely in for a modern reinterpretation of the old-school Kawasaki sport bike approach.

Some believe that Kawasaki will deliver a 2-stroke machine, reviving the rather lost era of the 2-stroke sport bikes, but again, this is also pure speculation. Considering the current market trends, a high-power turbocharged engine would make much more sense, especially as it would allow the bike to retain a fairly small displacement while maintaining or even improving the power figures. With a smaller displacement, emissions and fuel consumption would also be lower so everybody should be happy, provided that the price is right.



Even more, Suzuki has already unveiled their plans to go turbo with new models, while Honda is also rumored to work on a supercharged new engine, with the same ultimate goal of delivering more power from smaller engines.

The all-new Kawasaki Ninja H2 is said to break cover at the end of the month at the Intermot show in Cologne, Germany, but more teasers are expected to surface in the meantime. Make sure you check back with autoevolution for the next info on the Ninja H2.



Source: Autoevolution
 

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4 more days until the reveal. Cannot wait. Hoping that this bike will drive down the cost of the current year ZX-10R so I can pick one up for cheap next season :p Unless I cave in and go into debt to buy this bike :p
 

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I am hoping it is a 2-stroke, 2-cylinder supercharged parallel twin with about 350cc, for less weight and about 100 horsepower.
 

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I am hoping it is a 2-stroke, 2-cylinder supercharged parallel twin with about 350cc, for less weight and about 100 horsepower.
Sorry dude already been confirmed that it'll be a 4-cyl supercharged and pretty sure it's been also confirmed it'll bee a liter bike. YAY! Exactly what I wanted :D just curious on the price though, they'll be offering two versions: H2 and H2-R (race version or wtv)
 

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The more I see about the H2, the more it will be a very expensive race bike. I was hoping for a street bike with about 100 horsepower and less weight, to compete with the Yamaha FZ-09:
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I like where they are going so far...would be taking a bit of a risk and entering a different market of buyers. I like that they are trying this. And I have no doubt the bike itself will be plenty impressive
 

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So a ridiculous track bike that doesn't fit into most classes. But they are talking a street bike with like 80 less hp which still puts it well above any competition.
 

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damn that is killer. Love it! very cool how they were able to incorporate several departments (including their aerospace and turbines departments) to create something truly intense. It may not be street legal but Kawasaki isn't necessarily concerning itself with that; it's more of a message to the other manufacturers to push the limits and also gives riders something to fantasize about. Plus the regular version will be out soon and I'm convinced that most of the technology will trickle down and it will still be ahead of the competition. Well done Kawasaki, way to think outside the box and do something that many manufacturers would not and take some risk.
 
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