There’s some good news following the full release of specs for your supercharged new Kawasaki Ninjas: The particular H2R trackbike remains the particular fire-spitting, glowing hot 300-horse no-holds-barred huge (check out the H2R dyno video), although its $50, 000 price tag means many of us will never throw any leg over one.
But our shoulders slumped somewhat when we saw the H2 streetbike tipped the scales with a claimed 525 pounds wet understanding that its output had dropped in to the “200 hp” range.

Insiders have said the specific output is higher as compared to stated, which is needed for the success of this kind of model. Crushing horsepower plus a supercharger really are the particular H2’s key selling items; other machines have every one of the electronics (or more), plus you may get a steel trellis frame plus a single-sided swingarm elsewhere (cough, Ducati, cough) for less overall. Click here

But face it: Building an “extreme” motorcycle for your street forces a manufacturer to produce concessions not only to be able to emissions and sound regulations but in addition potential liability, which doesn’t are the case with automobiles.

That is, it seems slightly discriminatory that in some sort of where people don’t blink with 250-mph production cars together with 1, 000 hp, a motorcycle manufacturer can feel compelled to limit streetbike leading speed to 186 mph and acquire cagey when claiming greater than 200 hp. Let’s established ourselves free!

Sermon above: We’re happy to report the only changes to the particular reduced-power H2 engine are usually camshafts, head gasket, clutch i465 black, and a street-legal tire out. So a little computer software hacking and an aftermarket silencer need to pump things up to be able to more astronomical levels. Anybody on the market in ECU land capable of hit CTRL-C on a great H2R box and paste it for the H2’s?

Whether you will or perhaps won’t buy an H2 or an H2R is currently a moot point due to the fact online ordering ended 12 , 19. But we sure enjoyed reading the terms and conditions on the track-only H2R’s obtain page, which included a listing of guidelines for potential H2R customers to acknowledge before they are able to place deposits.

First and foremost was a strong reminder that the H2R is made for closed-course use only. But what if you possess an H2 and simply need it the parts necessary to be able to convert it to Third spec? Denied! You need proof H2R ownership (“product sign up, VIN confirmation, etc. ”) to get spares. Further, “In inclusion to regular periodic servicing, service inspections are necessary every 15 hours regarding engine operation above 8, 000 rpm. ” And also, finally, there’s no warrantee.Click here

Nevertheless, we have seen the majority of the new 2015 designs, and the H2/H2R Kawasaki quite definitely remains in a class of just one. But we’ve got a free of charge trackday and dragstrip rental for your first owner who presents us using a hacked H2.

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Kawasaki Ninja H2/H2R
525 lb./476 lb.
57.3 in.
200 hp/300 hp
24.4º/4.0 in.
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