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When we first saw the Kawasaki Ninja H2 and Kawasaki Ninja H2R motorcycles debut, we knew this wouldn’t be the last of the forced-induction machines from Team Green, and Kawasaki is now giving us our first glimpse at its next supercharged model.

Debuting the Kawasaki SC-01 “Spirit Charger” concept at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, we suspect Kawasaki is teasing us our first glimpse of the rumored “S2” motorcycle, which is expected to be a 650cc engine mated to Kawasaki’s special supercharger design.

The concept certainly looks a bit softer than the H2 or H2R, as we expected to see, though it should promise strong power figures with its supercharged engine.

The weight figure will be interesting to see, as the Ninja H2 was anything but light, though the principle behind forced-induction on motorcycles is higher power figures from lighter motorcycles.

One of the more interesting aspects of the concept photo shown here is that we can see that the SC-01 concept is not a parallel-twin, as was originally though.

In fact, it seems very likely that we will see that the “Spirit Charger” concept is an inline four-cylinder bike, like the H2, which shows how Kawasaki is scaling its supercharger technology.

We expect more information to drop as the Tokyo Motor Show progresses, so check back. Until then, we will have to continue speculation in the comments section.

Source: Kawasaki

  • Superlight

    At least this concept has less bizarre styling than the H2/H2R.

  • c22tch

    No word on the Kawi Z125 Grom killer ? Must be to much to ask for it to make its way here.

  • tony

    i am so glad kawasaki is insane again!

  • Scenic Highways

    Yes, and let’s hope they stay off the meds.

  • MrDefo

    Bring. It. On.

  • Roasted Piglet

    “…as the Ninja H2 was anything but light…”

    What do you expect from a company named Kawasaki HEAVY Industries?

  • Daimyo

    agreed, kawasaki and to a lesser extent yamaha are really on a roll lately

  • Wayne Thomas

    Poor Kawasaki going after people who don’t know motorcycles. If you want forced induction, then a turbo Busa has been proven for more than a decade. A used turbo Busa will outperform this is every way.