Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Kawasaki, has revealed the street legal version of their supercharged bike, the Ninja H2.
The track version of the H2, the H2R, was unveiled a few weeks ago. The H2 will be produced as a limited-release production model and retail for USD 25,000 (INR 15.33 lakh).
Unlike the H2R, the new street legal sport bike is de-tuned to produce 200 horsepower. That, coupled with a supercharger, gives the bike tremendous power output.
The H2, with its four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, produces 140.4Nm of torque at 10,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a six speed gearbox.
Kawasaki offers the H2 with a standard quickshifter. This will be the first Ninja to have a standard quickshifter option.
The bodywork is aerodynamically designed, aimed at reducing drag. The body was designed with the help of Kawasaki's aerospace division.
Kawasaki claim that the H2 has a similar riding position like the ZX-10R, but is more relaxed. The bike does not have the provision to carry a pillion rider.
The H2 comes equipped with Kawasaki's electronics package, the KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control), which is present in the other Ninja lineup. The KTRC system has three riding modes, mode 1 for the track, mode 2 for street use and mode 3 for wet conditions.
The road legal H2 tips the scale at 238 kg. That is quite heavy compared to the new Yamaha R1 and the Ducati 1299 Panigale.
Since the H2 and the H2R are limited-edition models, Kawasaki is serving customers on a first-come, first-served basis.