Team 38 & Kawasaki To Shatter 2016 Bonneville Speed Week Records

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The Ninja H2R was launched a while ago in several international markets. Back in 2015, Kawasaki wanted to test the true potential of their hypersport bike by entering the Bonneville Speed Week. Unfortunately, weather conditions were not suitable to perform a run.

In 2016, Team 38 will take the Kawasaki Ninja H2R back to the Bonneville Salt Flats. The Japanese manufacturer is expecting to shatter several speed records in a single run at the 2016 Bonneville Speed Week. The event begins from August 13 to 19, 2016, in Utah, USA.

Team 38 will make use of a standard Kawasaki Ninja H2R engine. Slight modification will be carried out across the fairing, making the bike more aerodynamic. The rear sprocket, front fender, chain cover, and tyres will be modified to cope with the surface at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Shigeru Yamashita has been chosen by Team 38 for their ambitious 2016 Bonneville Speed Week run. Yamashita has 27 years of experience as a Kawasaki test rider. He has taken part nine times in the Suzuki Endurance Race.

Previously, Kawasaki and Team 38 participated in the Mojave Mile. A top speed of 348.2 km/h was recorded within a distance of 1.6 kilometres. Kawasaki claims that their Ninja H2R did not have enough distance to stretch its legs and a higher speed is expected at the 2016 Bonneville Speed Week.

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Story first published: Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 10:17 [IST]
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