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2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon Sports Bike Review Specs Price

The 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon Sports Bike is a famous sports motorcycle known worldwide due to its attractive carbon fiber upper cowl and special supercharge plate. It comes with World Superbike racing inspired next-level electronics to ensure ultimate performance of all times. An all-new supercharged production motorcycle contains high-quality components directly from Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd (KHI). It is a unique model with limited global production that stands with new carbon-fiber upper cowl and silver-mirror matte paint; the same has been used on Ninja H2R that offers inspiring work of mechanic art.

The Ninja H2 Carbon is designed in a way to ensure ultimate performance street-legal motorcycle. It comes with state-of-the-technology with cooperative development across Kawasaki’s high-performance bike and gas turbine divisions. It is designed to be a highway legal and comes with full lighting and mirrors, DOT-approved tires, and street-legal mufflers. The Ninja H2 offers the ride of a lifetime. The review of the 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon Sports Bike with its price and specification is written below.

2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon Sports Bike – Features and Price

2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon Sports Bike

Engine Features

The new 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon Sports Motorcycle comes with a compact and robust engine that produces high horsepower for intense acceleration. It is the best example of a collaborative effort across Kawasaki’s engineering division that results in a highly-efficient supercharge. This engine is designed to handle stresses up to 2 times greater than the naturally aspirated engine of the same size. Furthermore, the crankshaft inertial moment was made as low as possible and it is combined with a lightweight flywheel for quicker response. The relatively light rotational mass helps in delivering sharp handling characteristics. The new dual secondary balancer assures extremely low engine vibration. In contrast, the new connecting rods balance strength and weight, plus it has large big-end and bolt diameter for ultimate durability and a high-output environment.

The new cast piston offers greater strength over forged pistons for better temperatures generated by the engine. The unique casting process develops hollow areas to achieve idealized thickness with reduced weight. The new V-groove on the second piston ring land prevents top ring fluttering for low blow-by and oil consumption. The use of two oil jets-per-cylinder helps in cooling pistons while the one nozzle sprays the entire underside of the piston dome. The other concentrates the spray on the exhaust side of the dome bottom. An all-new large deep-sump oil pan helps in cooling oil, while the oil pan design ensures that the oil pump is surrounded by oil to prevent cavitation. Furthermore, the unique shape and position of the strainer help in preventing cavitation during strong acceleration and deceleration.

The latest high-flow oil pump helps in oil cooling, plus it has a high flow rate to offer optimum lubrication to the engine and transmission. The new flat piston crown and combustion chamber design applied from Kawasaki’s Gas Turbine and Machinery Company prevent knocking. The new one-piece cylinder with an upper crankcase uses a dummy cylinder head during toning to ensure an accurate cylinder dimension. An all-new exhaust valves have heads made of Inconel, which is a hugely head-resistant alloy and is heat-resistant as well.

The new type of supercharger has a pumping capacity of more than 200 liters of air per second with intake air reaching speed. The use of an all-new 45mm of stainless steel header pipes tapers from elliptical-shape with match dual conventional exhaust ports to round and combine with double-walled under-engine pre-chamber to reduce exhaust noise with small volume. The new 50mm of throttle valves operate with high precision to offer smooth engine response, while the new KQS allows clutchless downshifting when the throttle is fully closed. The new 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon Sports Bike is available with a unique transmission system that offers an excellent gear shifting experience.

2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon Sports Bike

Electronic Controls

The new 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon Sports Bike comes with an impressive electronic package including;

  • Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)(KP)
  • Kawasaki Cornering Management Function
  • Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM)
  • Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC)
  • Kawasaki Engine Brake Control


The new 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon Sports Motorcycle has been designed to harness the more excellent engine power while handling external disturbance at track speeds. The motorcycle has got a new trellis frame made of high-tensile steel with pipe diameter, thickness and bend of each piece carefully designated to obtain the necessary stiffness for that part. The bike has got an ideal rigidity balance that enables high-speed track riding while offering the ability to absorber all the external disturbance to facilitate stability.

The new slim design and horizontal mounting of the die-cast aluminum rear sub-frame help in maintaining seat narrow plus it contributes in an easy reach to the ground. The open design of the trellis frame provides air to pass through it to help in the dissipation of engine heat. The swingarm mounting plate is bolted to the back of the engine to make it part of the frame. It reduces frame cross members that help in keeping the frame light and it enables the chain tension generated by the high-output engine to be efficiently transferred to the rigid engine block.

2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon Sports Bike

The new suspension system comprises of Uni-Trak linkage rear suspension offering progressive action to the rear shock so that rider receives a smooth riding experience. The H2 uses s single-sided swingarm that is composed up of forged and pressed aluminum parts. It is highly rigid and lightweight, allowing more room on the right side of the bike for optimized exhaust shape. The new shocks come with Ohlins TTX36 shock featuring a machined cylinder body with TTX GP-style damping adjuster and remote preload adjuster.

The shock enhances cornering performance and ensures perfect riding comfort and sporty handling experience. The Kayaba AOS-II of 43mm comes with a twin-chamber to separate the damping oil from the air for more stable damping performance. The fork offers smooth initial action and strong bottoming resistance at the end of the stroke. The steering damping characteristics are changed electronically. The braking system features radially attached 4-piston front brake calipers guaranteeing to offers a greater stopping force.

2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon Sports Bike – Price

The 2018 Ninja H2 Carbon is available at $31,000 only.

2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon Sports Bike

2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon Sports Bike – Technical Specifications

2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon Sports Bike Specs


Engine 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve, liquid-cooled, supercharged
Displacement 998cc
Bore x Stroke 76.0 x 55.0mm
Compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel System DFI® w/50mm throttle bodies (4) including dual injection
Ignition Digital
Transmission 6-speed, return, dog-ring
Final Drive Sealed chain
Electronic Rider Aids Kawasaki Corner Management Function (KCMF), Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM), Kawasaki Engine Brake Control, Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS), Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS) (upshift & downshift), Öhlins Electronic Steering Damper

2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon Sports Bike Specs


Front Suspension / Wheel Travel 43mm inverted fork including rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability, and top-out springs/4.7 inches
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel New Uni-Trak, Öhlins TTX36 gas-charged shock including piggyback reservoir, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out spring/5.3 inches
Front Tire 120/70 ZR17 (58W)
Rear Tire 200/55 ZR17 (78W)
Front Brakes Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston calipers, dual semi-floating 330 mm discs, KIBS ABS
Rear Brakes Opposed 2-piston calipers, single 250 mm disc, KIBS ABS

2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon Sports Bike Specs


Frame Type Trellis, high-tensile steel, with swingarm mounting plate
Rake/Trail 24.5°/4.1 inches
Overall Length 82.1 inches
Overall Width 30.3 inches
Overall Height 44.3 inches
Ground Clearance 5.1 inches
Seat Height 32.5 inches
Curb Weight 524.8 lb
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gallons
Wheelbase 57.3 inches
Color Choices Mirror Coated Matte Spark Black/Mirror Coated Spark, Black
Warranty 12 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional) 12, 24, 36, or 48 months

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