Kawasaki Ninja H2 Gets Updates & More Power for 2019

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The Kawasaki Ninja H2 is already a beast of a motorcycle, and for the next model year, this supercharged hypersport is getting a bevy of updates.

The biggest change will be the power output, with Kawasaki bumping the H2 from 200hp to 228hp, all of which while keeping the bike’s Euro4 compliance rating and current fuel efficiency rating.

The power increase comes from technology developed for the Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX sport-tourer. Namely, the H2 gets a new air filter, intake chamber, spark plugs, and ECU. The 2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2 does not get the SX’s balanced supercharger, however.

Other changes include the use of Bridgestone RS11 tires, as well as Brembo’s new Stylema calipers, which first debuted on the Ducati Panigale V4 superbike, and offer superior cooling to the outgoing Brembo M50 calipers.

Beyond the mechanical changes, the updated H2 also gets a new TFT dash that includes bluetooth connectivity. The Kawasaki Ninja H2 also gets new paint…and before you laugh and say “bold new graphics”, hear us out on this one.

The paint that Kawasaki is using is “self-healing” paint, and with a little time at warm ambient temperatures, the paint can “heal” minor scratches and scuffs.

This special paint was developed in-house at Kawasaki, and the Japanese manufacturer says it is superior to similar paints used in the automotive sector. Certainly, interesting stuff.

Lastly, Kawasaki is debuting a “Rideoloy” app for the H2, which shows basic vehicle information, like fuel level, battery condition, riding log, and service interval updates.

If you are at the Bonneville Salt Flats Speed Week right now, you can see the new “Power Up” Kawasaki Ninja H2. Otherwise, these high-resolution photos will have to do, until the bike arrives at your local Kawasaki dealership.

Source: Kawasaki Europe