Video: Kawasaki Ninja H2R Demonstration at Suzuka

11/06/2014 @ 3:28 pm, by Jensen Beeler10 COMMENTS


The following is a rather long video of the Kawasaki Ninja H2R demonstrating earlier this week at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan (fast-forward to the 6 minute mark if you don’t want to watch the bike warm-up in the pits), taken during the All-Japan Road Race Superbike Championship.

To fully appreciate the video, it helps if you speak a bit of Japanese, but the what transcends all languages is the brute force of the supercharged 300hp the Ninja H2R, as it takes off — even in the hands of Kawasaki racer Katsuaki Fujiwara. We still think it’s pretty impressive, check it out after the jump.

Source: Moto Basic via Bike Sports News

  • Paul

    So. Much. Want. O_o

  • Shawn

    what a waste of times.. other than the exhaust note, I got nothing out of it.. but maybe somebody out there enjoyed watching fujiwara rev the engine for 5 minutes..

  • Phil

    Translation would be nice.

  • That was an awful lot of fanfare for a few straightway passes. I could have done with about three throttle blips that demo the blow-off sound, then his wheelies on the launch (what, no electronics?) and call it good.

  • Cadman97

    Seems the focus was centered more around the rider, rather than the bike

  • mxs

    OMFG … the sound is just too good. Beautiful, albeit it brutally raw, music to my ears.

  • irksome

    5min of warm-up, a couple of passes down a straight, an interview and 2min of credits.

    The umbrella girl was the most interesting part.

  • MikeD

    Sounds like GLORY. LOL.

  • Trane Francks

    The gist of the Japanese in the interview amounted to little more than how the acceleration surprised Fujiwara-san. He said that the bike felt really good (big surprise there) and that he was surprised at being able to hit 300 kph along the straight before braking for the 1st corner.

  • Tanker Man

    Obviously the track was wet which was why he was cautious cornering on to the straight. I want to know how it handles and how that compares to the HP4 and the Panigale.