The Supercharged Kawasaki SC-01 “Spirit Charger” Concept

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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

Jensen Beeler

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