Video: Kawasaki Ninja H2R’s Electronic Controls

10/17/2014 @ 9:38 am, by Jensen Beeler11 COMMENTS


With great power, comes great responsibility…I’m fairly certain I read that in a comic book somewhere. The adage carries over to the Kawasaki Ninja H2R though, as any 300hp supercharged machine needs some snappy electronics to keep all that power in line. It’s something we talked about yesterday, when we got up-close with the H2R at the AIMExpo.

Seemingly reading our thoughts on that matter, Kawasaki has released a terse video on the H2R’s electronic controls. The video essentially confirms that the Kawasaki Ninja H2R, and presumably the Kawasaki Ninja H2 street bike, will come with anti-locking brakes (KIBS), traction control (KTRC), launch control (KLCM), quick shifter (KQS), engine braking control (KEBC), and an electronic steering damper (ESD).

Source: Kawasaki (YouTube)

  • BBQdog

    Like this display way better then that of the coming Yamaha R1.
    Old round rev counter combined with a digital display and functional use of colour.

  • Damn

    I like this bike very very much but for me the new R1 display looks better.

  • KSW

    Now that we all know that Kawasaki USA is producing the video for the new Kawi where is it Kawasaki USA? You turned down MCN in England and I’ll assume that you also told Jensen Beeler here at A&R the same thing. So, are you there Kawasaki USA? Show us the video’s of the street version of this ride since the 50K H2R is personal track days only as it can’t be homologated for any racing series. At least that’s what my race director inquiries have all said.

  • TonyS

    “With great power comes great responsibility” is from Spider Man, Stan Lee wrote the line.

  • sideswipe

    I’m likewise distracted from the subject of this post by that gorgeous display. Saw the glancing view of it in your photo post of the H2R & thought the same. Forget the crazy smart phone looking displays. A nice swept needle tach front and center with a small (but large enough) side LCD/LED display for the details on the vitals. Very classy Kawasaki. Best simple, purposeful, and attractive instrument display since the Ducati 999. Oh, yeah, nice carbon fiber two wheeled dragon with fancy electronics under it too!

  • Alclab

    ^ what he said

  • Very cool!

  • TexusTim

    it needs active wheelie control not just launch control, I would guess even in third gear it will “come up” on you without much effort.

  • Shawn

    While Kawasaki may be marketing very aggressively these days, their acronyms leave much to be desired. I’m waiting for the day when we start hearing about Kawasaki Bi-color Functional Display (KBFD), Kawasaki Integrated Liquid Lumination (KILL), Kawasaki Wonderfully Advanced Kickstand (KWAK), Kawasaki Rain Activated Stability Helper (KRASH), and Kawasaki Ocular Recognition Network (KORN).

  • Westward

    All that is missing are the Walking and Do Not Walk Guy, and Traffic Light Controls…

  • Walker

    This is about the h2 not the h2r, look at the end of the video. Anyway, what do you think? This should have had electronic suspension? Whats that new kyb fitted there? Anybody knows what about the rear shock? Wheels are not forged. Why? Is this kind of wheels lighter than forged? Any further information?