Our INTERMOT coverage is in full-swing today, and we bring you the first photo of the Kawasaki Ninja H2. Showing more clearly the wings we spotted in Kawasaki’s last video, we can see now the extent that the Japanese company has gone to in making the H2 more aerodynamic.
Our sources tell us this the “race” version of the supercharged Ninja H2, though what it’s racing, we are not sure — our bets are on either land speed records at Bonneville or the Millennium Falcon.
Positioned to be Kawasaki’s halo bike, Kawasaki is hoping to ignite some more competition between the Japanese brands, perhaps in a new hyperbike category. The noteworthy addition of the centrifugal supercharger is a bold move by Kawasaki, and could be a sign of future engine designs to come.
We expect that the “street” and “race” versions of the machine will cost a pretty penny — prices north of $30,000 have been quoted, and there has been talk of a limited production run. To our eye, the new H2 looks like it is here to break speed barriers and chew bubblegum — and it just ran out of both. What do you think?
Source: Bothan Spies