New Kawasaki H2 Features and Specifications

2015 New Kawasaki H2 Specifications
2015 New Kawasaki H2 Specifications - A machine apart, the new Kawasaki Ninja H2 is the embodiment of Kawasaki’s passion for performance, for the search for technical excellence and desire to achieve road riding perfection.  Equipped with a Supercharger designed and constructed entirely in-house, the Ninja H2 will delight connoisseurs with a visual feast of craftsmanship details plus a new standard of road bike acceleration. 

2015 Kawasaki H2 Features

  • In-house-designed Supercharger : The supercharger used in the Ninja H2 was designed by Kawasaki motorcycle engine designers with assistance from other companies within the KHI Group, namely the Gas Turbine & Machinery Company, Aerospace Company, and Corporate Technology Division. Designing the supercharger in-house allowed it to be developed to perfectly match the engine characteristics of the Ninja H2.
  • The highly efficient, motorcycle-specific supercharger was the key to achieving the maximum power and the intense acceleration that engineers wanted to offer.
  • Keeping The Engine Cool: In the interest of keeping the engine compact and simple, a single lubrication system provides cooling oil for the engine components, supercharger and transmission.
  • Original-design Wheels: Cast aluminium wheels were designed specifically for the Ninja H2
  • Kawasaki River Mark: Special permission was obtained to use the River Mark on the Ninja H2. Usually, its use on a product is reserved for models of historical significance. 
  • Power Unit Designed to Withstand the 300 PS Output of the Closed-course Ninja H2R : Despite it’s familiar In-Line Four configuration, the Ninja H2 power unit is loaded with technology developed specifically for this supercharged engine: some new, others with know-how from the Kawasaki Group. Every component of the engine was chosen to achieve a certain function. In order to accommodate the higher air pressure from the supercharger as well as ensure a high reliability with the over 300 PS output of the closed-course Ninja H2R, the whole engine was designed to be able to handle stresses 1.5x to 2x greater than on a naturally aspirated litre-class engine. In fact, aside from its camshafts, head gaskets and clutch, the engine unit is exactly the same as the unit designed for the Ninja H2R.
  • Trellis Frame: Using a trellis frame construction offered an elegant, lightweight solution to meeting the performance requirements for the chassis of the closed-course model.  
  • Öhlins Electronic Steering Damper: At low speeds, the settings were chosen such that damping does not interfere with the bike’s intrinsic lightweight handling. At high speeds, damping increases to provide enhanced stability. 
  • KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter): The Ninja H2 is the first Kawasaki motorcycle to be fit standard with a quick shifter. 
  • Dog-ring Transmission : To facilitate smooth, quick shifting, a dog-ring type transmission was selected. This is the kind of transmission commonly found in MotoGP or Formula 1, and was developed with feedback from the Kawasaki Racing Team. 
  • Brakes: A pair of massive ø330 mm Brembo semi-floating discs with a thickness of t5.5 mm deliver superb braking force. 
  • Aerodynamically-designed Bodywork: It is no accident that when viewed from the side, the Ninja H2 does not seem to have the aggressive forward-canted stance of most modern supersport models. 
  • High-tech Paint: The mirrored-finish black chrome paint used on the Ninja H2 was developed by Kawasaki specifically for motorcycles. The highly reflective surface adds to the bike’s stunning design. 
  • Hydraulic Clutch & Back-torque Limiter: A high-quality hydraulic clutch offers less maintenance, ensuring the initial touch condition can be maintained. And with Brembo components, superb linearity and smooth actuation are also benefits. 
  • Lighting Equipment: The Ninja H2 is equipped with all the lights needed for street-legal operation. With the exception of the bulb illuminating the license plate, all lighting equipment on the Ninja H2 is of the LED type. 
  • Single-sided Swingarm: The Ninja H2 features Kawasaki’s first single-sided swingarm. 
  • Rear wheel knurling: Knurling on the inside of the rear wheel rim helps prevent the tyre from slipping on the wheel due to the massive torque generated by the engine. 
  • Instrumentation & Controls: The advanced, hightech design of the instrumentation conveys the image of piloting a jet fighter aircraft. Handle control switches put all mode selection and  display options at the rider’s fingertips. 
  • Riding Position & Ergonomics: As enjoyment of the intense acceleration and high-speed capabilities was the first priority, a solo seat for the rider is the only seating provided. 
  • Maximising Airflow Efficiency: All engines need to breathe. In addition to ensuring the engine has sufficient air, how the air is supplied is another concern.  
  • Suspensions: On the front KYB AOS-II racing suspension makes its debut on an on-road bike. On the rear KYB fully adjustable mono-shock rear suspension offers superb stability 
  • KIBS: Kawasaki developed KIBS to take into account the particular handling characteristics of supersport motorcycles, ensuring highly efficient braking with minimal intrusion during hard sport riding. It is the first mass-production brake system to link the ABS ECU (Electronic Control Unit) and engine ECU. In addition front and rear wheel speed, KIBS monitors front brake caliper hydraulic pressure, throttle position, engine speed, clutch actuation and gear position. This diverse information is analysed to determine the ideal front brake hydraulic pressure. Through precise control, the large drops in hydraulic pressure seen on standard ABS systems can be avoided. Additionally, the tendency on supersport models for the rear wheel to lift under heavy braking can be suppressed and rear brake controllability can be maintained when downshifting.
  • Dual Injectors: Kawasaki's KX250F was the first mass-production motocrosser to feature Dual Injectors. One injector is located downstream of the throttle valve, where injectors are located on standard FI systems, and a second is located upstream of the throttle valve, close to the airbox. The two injectors split their roles: operating at different rpm ranges, they ensure both smooth, instant response at low-rpm and high peak power at high-rpm. For cases that call for low-rpm operation like instantaneous acceleration off the start and precise control when cornering, primary operation falls to the downstream injector. Because it is positioned close to the combustion chamber, sprayed fuel can be supplied to the engine quickly, resulting in sharp response. Conversely, when high power is the priority, primary operation switches to the upstream injector, which focuses on high-rpm applications. Its location farther away from the combustion chamber means that the fuel has a longer travel time. This allows more time for the fuel particles and air to mix, as well as allowing the mixture to cool and condense. This means that when more power is needed, the cylinder can be filled with a greater quantity of high-quality mixture.
  • Economical Riding Indicator: Using high-precision electronic control for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elements under the rider's control. The Economical Riding Indicator is a function that indicates when current riding conditions are consuming a low amount of fuel. The system continuously monitors fuel consumption, regardless of vehicle speed, engine speed, throttle position and other riding conditions. When fuel consumption is low for a given speed (i.e. fuel efficiency is high), an "ECO" mark appears on the instrument panel's LCD screen. By riding so that the "ECO" mark remains on, fuel consumption can be reduced. While effective vehicle speed and engine speed may vary by model, paying attention to conditions that cause the "ECO" mark to appear can help riders improve their fuel efficiency – a handy way to increase cruising range. Further, keeping fuel consumption low also helps minimise negative impact on the environment.

2015 New Kawasaki Ninja H2
Intake System: Kawasaki Supercharger
Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement: 998 cm3
Bore x stroke: 76.0 x 55.0 mm
Compression ratio: 8.5:1
Valve/Induction system: DOHC, 16 valves
Fuel system: Fuel injection: ø50 mm x 4 with dual injection
Ignition: Digital
Starting: Electric
Lubrication: Forced lubrication, wet sump with oil cooler

Frame type: Trellis, high-tensile steel, with Swingarm Mounting Plate
Rake/Trail: 24.5o / 103 mm
Wheel travel, front: 120 mm
Wheel travel, rear: 135 mm
Tyre, front: 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyre, rear: 200/55ZR17M/C (78W)
Steering angle, left / right: 27o / 27o

Maximum power: 147.2 kW {200 PS} / 11,000 min
Maximum torque: 133.5 N.m {13.6 kgf.m} / 10,500 min
Maximum power with RAM Air: 154.5 kW {210 PS} / 11,000 min

Transmission: 6-speed, return, dog-ring
Final Drive: Chain
Primary reduction ratio: 1.551 (76/49)
Gear ratios: 1st: 3.188 (51/16)
Gear ratios: 2nd: 2.526 (48/19)
Gear ratios: 3rd: 2.045 (45/22)
Gear ratios: 4th: 1.727 (38/22)
Gear ratios: 5th:1.524 (32/21)
Gear ratios: 6th: 1.348 (31/23)
Final reduction ratio: 2.444 (44/18)
Clutch: Wet multi-disc, manual

Brakes, front: Dual semi-floating ø330 mm discs. Caliper: Dual radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston
Brakes, rear: Single ø250 mm disc. Caliper: Opposed 2-piston

Suspension, front: ø43 mm inverted fork with rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability and top-out springs
Suspension, rear: New Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock, piggyback reservoir, dual-range (high/low-speed) compression damping, rebound damping and preload adjustability, and top-out spring

Dimensions (L x W x H): 2,085 x 770 x 1,125 mm
Wheelbase: 1,455 mm
Ground Clearance: 130 mm
Fuel capacity: 17 litres


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