The 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Powerful Hyper Naked Bike is designed to ensure ultimate performance under conditions. It features state-of-the-art technologies with cooperative development across Kawasaki’s high-performance bike, aerospace and gas turbine divisions. The Ninja H2 is designed primarily to be highway legal and it comes with full lighting and mirrors, DOT-approved tires and an all-new street-legal muffler. The Ninja H2 offers its owner the ride of a lifetime.
The rider can experience an unforgettable supercharged street performance, and World Superbike racing inspired next-level electronics with the Kawasaki Ninja H2 bikes. The World’s only supercharged production hypersport streetbike that features numerous innovation and industry-first from across Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. It results in an awe-inspiring work of mechanical art, Built Beyond Belief. The Ninja H2 street motorcycle’s supercharged engine creates extraordinary power for outstanding acceleration. The dense growl of the new boosted liter-class engine is a sound, and the streets won’t soon forget. Moreover, the motorcycle is designed to offer excellent riding excitement at a level never before experienced. The full review of the 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Powerful Hyper Naked Bike with its price and specification is given below.
2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Powerful Hyper Naked Bike – Features and Price
The new 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Powerful Bike features a compact engine that produces high horsepower for intense acceleration. It is the result of the outstanding efforts of Kawasaki’s engineering divisions that resulted in the highly-efficient and excellent supercharger that didn’t require an intercooler to reduce the overall temperature of the air being fed to the engine. The engine is efficiently designed to handle stresses about 1.5 to 2 times greater than a naturally aspired engine of the same sizes. The new crankshaft inertial moment was made as low as possible, and it is combined with a lightweight flywheel for quick engine response. The relatively light rotational mass helps in sharp handling characteristics.
The dual secondary balancers assure extremely low engine vibration. The new connecting rods balance strength and weight, and it has a sizeable big-end bolt diameter to ensure ultimate strength and durability in a high-output environment. The original cast piston offers a better power over the forged pistons for a high temperatures generated by the engine. The unique casting process creates a hollow area to gain thickness with low weight.
An all-new V-grooves on the second piston ring land prevents top ring fluttering to ensure blow-by and oil consumption. The new two oil jets per cylinder helps in cooling the pistons. One nozzle helps to spray the entire piston’s entire underside while the other concentrates the spray on its exhaust side of the dome bottom. The large deep-sump oil pan helps in cooling oil, while the oil pan design ensures that oil always surrounds the oil pump to prevent cavitation.
An all-new high-flow oil pump helps in oil cooling, and it has a high flow rate to offer optimum lubrication to the engine and transmission. The flat piston crown and combustion chamber design are applied from Kawasaki’s Gas Turbine and Machinery Company to prevent knocking. There is a one-piece cylinder/upper crankcase that utilizes a dummy cylinder head during the honing process for accurate cylinder dimensions that allows the use of low-tension piston rings to reduce mechanical loss and boost engine response. The new machined-formed combustion chamber helps in achieving high power, plus it helps in reducing engine knock due to accurately controlled chamber volume. The new cylinder head has a water jacket between the new exhaust ports of each cylinder and it has a large cooling passages around the spark plug holes and valve seats, and a large coolant outlet for more excellent cooling performance.
The Kawasaki’s newly designed centrifugal-type supercharger has a pumping capacity of more than 200 liters of air per second, with intake air reaching a speed of up to 328 feet per second. The ram air intake duct feeds the fresh supercharger air in as straight a line as possible, offering high output. The 45 mm of stainless steel header pipes taper from an elliptical-shape that matches dual serial exhaust ports to round and it combines with a double-walled chamber to reduce exhaust noise with small volume.
The Kawasaki Ninja H2 features 50mm of throttle valves that operate with high precision to deliver a smooth engine response. It enhances input to S-KTRC and accommodates the Kawasaki Launch Control and Kawasaki Engine Brake Control. The high-pressure fuel pump is utilized to improve high output from the supercharger. The downshift function within Kawasaki Quick Shift (KQS) system allows clutchless downshifts when the throttle is fully closed. The Ninja H2 comes with a standard cassette-style transmission that facilitates quick gearing changes. The dog-ring transmission uses the latest MotoGP technology in which the gears are stable to the input transmission shafts, and rings move to participate the gears on the output shaft resulting in lighter and quicker shifts.
The 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Powerful Hyper Naked Bike comes with the latest electronic controls to ensure greater riding pleasure. Its electronic controls include;
- Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)(KP)
- Kawasaki Cornering Management Function
- Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM)
- Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC)
- Kawasaki Engine Brake Control
The 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Powerful Motorcycle comes with an excellent chassis design with enough strength to harness the great engine power. Furthermore, its relatively short wheelbase was required to maintain sharp handling and performance—the chassis help in the dissipation of heat produced by such a high-output powerplant.
The trellis frame is made up of high-tensile steel with pipe diameter, width, and bend of each piece is carefully selected to obtain the necessary stiffness for that part. Furthermore, ideal rigidity balance allows us to have a high-speed track riding while it offers the ability to absorb the external disturbances to facilitate stability. The new slim frame design and horizontal mounting of the die-cast rear sub-frame help keep the seat narrow, and it contributes to an easy reach to the ground for the rider’s legs.
An open design of a trellis frame allows air to pass through it to help engine heat dissipation. The latest swingarm mounting plate is bolted at the back of the engine, making it a part of the frame. It eliminates frame cross members that help in keeping the frame light, and it enables the chain tension produced by the high-output engine to be efficiently transferred to the rigid engine block.
An all-new Uni-Trak linkage rear suspension system offers progressive action to the rear shock so that the small bumps are damped lightly while the large bumps get heavy damping to ensure smooth riding pleasure. The Ninja H2 uses a single-sided swingarm that is composed up of forged and has pressed aluminum parts, including high rigid and lightweight. It permits more room on the right side of the bike to better exhaust shape.
The suspension system features an all-new Ohlins TTX36 shock that features a machined cylinder body, TTX GP-style damping adjusters, and remote preload adjuster. Furthermore, the shock enhances cornering performance and supplies for riding comfort and sporty handling that helps plant front end feel, and it offers superb feedback from the road. The patented shock contains a unique concentric twin tube design and it has a solid main piston that moves the oil in the shock cylinder.
The damping generating components are located at the top of the shock cylinder between the cylinder head and reservoir. Its construction allows the shock components to be lighter and more compact to ensure superb damping performance plus it prevents cavitation. The compression and rebound damping are 22-way adjustable using the high-quality machined finishing TTX-GP-style adjuster knobs that can be easily turned by hand. The latest Kayaba AOS-II fork of 43 mm comes as standard that features a twin-chamber to separate the damping oil from the air for stable damping performance.
The braking system comprises up of Brembo brakes with Kawasaki Intelligent Anti-lock Brake System (KIBS) that includes radial-mounted 4-piston front brake calipers. The front brakes contain Brembo cast monoblock calipers, including four opposed 30mm pistons, including a massive 330mm Brembo disc for superb braking force. The new Brembo radial-pump master cylinder and new reservoir are calibrated so that minimal lever movement achieves strong front brake force. The unique cast-aluminum wheels are specially designed that enhances handling and they are shod with high-performance street tires.
The new 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Powerful Bike features a functional design that enhances stability and maximizes engine cooling performance. The upper cowl includes a chin spoiler that helps in creating downforce for added high-speed stability. An all-new air scooped by the chin spoiler is deflected to the sides with the help of remarkable air passages that reduces drag. An ERGO-FIT raised handlebar kit is available as an accessory, and it has a reduced downward angle, positioned the handle grips 20mm higher than the standard clip-on.
The overall riding position is optimized to ensure high-speed circuit riding. As compared to the Ninja ZX-10R, the Ninja H2 is less forward lean and has slightly wider handlebars including 100mm more forward-positioned footpegs. The new solo seat is tapered at the front, touching the ground, and broader at the rear for the rider’s support and comfort. The compact rear cowl has an adjustable side hip that helps brace the rider during intense acceleration.
2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Powerful Hyper Naked Bike – Price
The new 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 is available at $28,000.
2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Powerful Hyper Naked Bike – Technical Specifications
|4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve, liquid-cooled, supercharged
|Bore x Stroke
|76 mm x 55 mm
|DFI® including 50mm throttle bodies (4) including dual injection
|6-speed, return, dog-ring
|Electronic Rider Aids
|Kawasaki Corner Management Function (KCMF), Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS), Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM), Kawasaki Engine Brake Control, Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS) (upshift & downshift), Öhlins Electronic Steering Damper
|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
|120/70 ZR17 (58W)
|200/55 ZR17 (78W)
|Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston calipers, dual semi-floating 330mm discs, KIBS ABS
|Opposed 2-piston calipers, single 250mm disc, KIBS ABS
|Trellis, high-tensile steel, including swingarm mounting plate
|Mirror Coated Spark Black
|12 Month Limited Warranty
|Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)
|12, 24, 36, or 48 months