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.
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.
The use of Bosch’s compact IMU allows an additional layer of precision to be added to the already high-level KTRC, KLCM and KIBS.IMU enables inertia along 6 DOF (degrees of freedom) to be monitored. Acceleration along longitudinal, transverse and vertical axes, plus roll rate and pitch rate are measured.
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.
A Bluetooth chip built into the instrument panel enables riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly. Using the smartphone application “RIDEOLOGY THE APP,” a number of instrument functions can be accessed, contributing to an enhanced motorcycling experience.
* A number of functions are available: – Vehicle Info: information such as fuel gauge, odometer, maintenance schedule, etc can be viewed via the smartphone. – Riding Log: route and rpm can be can be viewed via the smartphone. – Telephone notices: when a call, text or mail is received by the smartphone, this is indicated on the instrument display. – General Settings: general instrument display settings (such as preferred units, date, date format, etc) can be adjusted via the smartphone.
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.
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
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.
Cast aluminium wheels were designed specifically for the Ninja H2.
The supercharger used in the Ninja H2 was designed by Kawasaki motorcycle engine designers with assistance from other companies within the KHI Group.
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.
A pair of massive ø330 mm Brembo semi-floating discs with a thickness of t5.5 mm deliver superb braking force.
The Ninja H2 features Kawasaki’s first single-sided swingarm.
KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function)
KCMF monitors engine and chassis parameters throughout the corner—from entry, through the apex, to corner exit—modulating brake force and engine power to facilitate smooth transition from acceleration to braking and back again, and to assist riders in tracing their intended line through the corner. On the Ninja H2, KCMF oversees the following systems:
– KTRC (including traction, wheelie and sliding control)
– KIBS (including pitching and corner braking control)
– Kawasaki Engine Brake Control
Green trellis frame
Like the Ninja H2R, the frame on the Ninja H2 Carbon is finished in green.
KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter)
The Ninja H2 was the first Kawasaki motorcycle to be fit standard with a quick shifter. For 2017, the quick shifter also enables clutchless downshifts.
Revised “Supercharged” emblem emphasises the even greater power offered by Ninja H2’s supercharged engine. Colour accents express the specialness of this high-performance engine, while graphics depicting high-velocity intake air being spun around convey a sense of speed.
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.
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.
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.
Öhlins TTX36 Rear Suspension
The addition of Öhlins’ highly acclaimed TTX shock offers numerous rider benefits:
– Increased rear stability,enhanced cornering performance.
– Excellent damping, increased riding comfort and sportier handling
– Increased rider confidence on circuit.
– Superb feedback from the road.
– More stability at speed, and lane changes executed more easily.
– Around town, the supple suspension absorbs bumps with ease, adding to ride comfort.
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.
Hydraulic Assist & Slipper Clutch
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.
Carbon-fibre Upper Cowl
Constructed in highly rigid, lightweight CFRP (carbon-fibre reinforced polymer), the upper cowl instantly distinguishes the Ninja H2 Carbon from the standard Ninja H2. Creating an image similar to that of the Ninja H2R, the carbon-fibre piece contributes to enhanced presence.
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.