I like this rumor. I like what this rumor says. And, I like that this rumor doesn’t seem to go away.
The scuttlebutt of the motorcycle industry right now is suggesting that the street-shredding Kawasaki Ninja H2 might be joined by a sport-touring variant.
This Kawasaki Ninja H2 GT – as some are calling it – takes the potent supercharged liter-bike, and makes it a little bit better suited for long-distance riding…well, as better suited to touring that a 200hp+ fire-breathing motorcycle can be.
It remains to be seen how Kawasaki plans to expand its supercharger lineup of motorcycles: whether these rumored new machines will vary slightly in form-factor to accommodate different kinds of riding (using the current H2 as a platform for new models), or if Kawasaki will debut an all-new chassis design for these rumored motorcycles.
It would be interesting to see Kawasaki dipping into the premium touring waters, using a supercharged engine platform to compete with bikes like the new Honda Gold Wing and BMW K1600GT series – going beyond what the Concours 14 gives riders currently in the Kawasaki brand.
Of course, Kawasaki is more likely to go the other way, offering something suited for highway miles, but still very sporty – along the lines of what the Austrians did with the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT.
Time will tell what comes from these rumors, but color us green with excitement.