The 2020 Ninja H2R Kawasaki Sports Bike Sis is the ultimate performance motorbike, designed in collaboration with state-of-the-art technology and Kawasaki’s high-performance motorcycle, aerospace, and gas turbine division. Ninja H2R is a pure exercise in advancing the limits of technology as it is designed for closed course use only. As a result, you get the most powerful, unique, ruthless, and modern motorbike ever. The Ninja H2R will drive lifelong travel enthusiasts as no other production motorcycle can.
2020 Ninja H2R Kawasaki Sports Bike – Features and Specs
The Kawasaki Ninja H2R engine must be small and provide a lot of power to match, if not more, the speed of the MotoGP machine. It was decided that a supercharger was needed, but an existing supercharger alone would not suffice. The collaboration between Kawasaki’s technical divisions resulted in a highly efficient supercharger that did not require an intercooler to cool the air fed to the engine.
The engine is intended to withstand 1.5-2 times the pressure of an engine of the same capacity. The bike is suitable for high-speed engine response. The inertial moment of the crankshaft was kept as low as possible and paired with a lightweight flywheel. The low rotation mass also contributes to the fast handling properties. It has dual secondary balancers to keep engine vibration to a minimum.
Connecting rods have large bolt diameters for strength and longevity in high productivity environments, and they balance strength and weight. The bike is excellent for high temperatures generated by the engine, and cast pistons perform better than forged pistons. The unique casting method creates hollow sections to achieve maximum thickness while losing weight.
A V-tube on the ground of the second piston ring reduces blow bye and oil consumption by preventing the upper ring from fluttering. The piston is cooled by two oil jets per cylinder. The bottom of the piston dome is sprayed with one nozzle, while the exhaust side under the dome is sprayed with the other.
A large, deep sump oil pan helps cool the oil. To avoid cavitation, the oil pump is always covered by oil, thanks to the oil pan design. Furthermore, the specific angle design and position of the oil filter help to reduce cavitation during rapid acceleration and deceleration.
Because of Kawasaki’s next-level electronics and state-of-the-art programming for the track, which gives the ECU an accurate, real-time idea of what the chassis is doing with minimal software, Kawasaki’s state-of-the-art electronics has always kept track but has performed well. Thanks to the latest iteration of dynamic modeling software owned by Bosch IMU and Kawasaki, Ninja H2’s electronic management technology has moved from setting type and reaction type systems to feedback-type systems to the next level. This increased capability allows riders to make the most of the Ninja H2 on the track.
The Kawasaki Corner Management Function combines both KIBS and KTRC to help racers move from one corner of the track to their desired path and reduce the tendency to stand while applying the brakes at the turn of the motorcycle. Based on the motorcycle’s leanness and pitch angles, IMU helps the system maintain maximum hydraulic pressure.
KLCM (Kawasaki Launch Control Mode) is a riding aid that improves speed from a stop. It electronically adjusts the engine’s output to help prevent wheel spin and restricts the front and lift when launching from a stop. Riders can choose from three different modes, each with an extra level of interference. Each mode allows the rider to accelerate from one-stop using full force.
Kawasaki Engine Brake Control
Using the Kawasaki engine brake control system, riders can choose how many engine brakes they want to apply. The Kawasaki engine brake control is used, and the engine brake effect is reduced (by selecting “LIGHT” in the options).
The design of the chassis was supposed to be strong enough to handle high engine power and external interruptions at high speeds on the circuit. A short wheelbase was also required to maintain fast handling and performance. Ultimately, the chassis had to help dissipate the heat generated by such a high-output engine.
The trail frame is made of high tensile steel, in which the diameter, thickness, and bend of each piece of pipe are precisely adjusted to achieve the desired stiffness. The ideal stiffness balance allows for high-speed track riding while also providing the ability to absorb external obstacles. The slim frame design and horizontal positioning of the diecast aluminum rear frame will enable the rider’s legs to reach the ground quickly.
The concave shape of the trail frame allows air to circulate through it, which helps to dissipate engine heat. To make the swing arm mounting plate part of the frame, it is bolted to the rear of the engine. It eliminates frame cross members, makes the frame lighter and allows the high output engine chain tension to be effectively transferred to the rigid engine block.
The Uni-Trak® Linkage rear suspension system gives KYB rear shock progressive action, so the smaller pieces are gently moistened and the more giant collisions are much wetter for a smoother ride and better steering and handling.
The swing arm on the H2TMR is one-sided. It is made of forged and pressed aluminum pieces and is extremely strong and lightweight.
The machined cylinder body includes an Ohlins TTX36 shock, TTX GP-style damping adjustment, and a remote pre-load adjuster. Shock improves cornering performance and is flexible for comfortable riding, and sporty handling contributes to the feel of the front and provides excellent track feedback.
The invention shock has a concentric twin-tube construction and a solid core piston that ultimately moves the oil in the shock cylinder. Damping generating components are placed between the sub-cylinder head and the upper reservoir of the shock cylinder. The basic design allows the shock components to be lighter and more compact while also ensuring constant wetting and preventing cavitation because the creation of the shock prevents cavitation, and the gas pressure is about half that of a standard surprise, which allows for fewer friction seals to reduce friction and smooth the process.
Separate channels connect the compression and rebound valves to their respective sides of the central piston, allowing the compression and rebound damping adjustments to be completely separated. It helps set up the suspension as adjusting one damping setting does not affect the other.
High-end, machined finish TTXGP style adjustable knobs that can be twisted by hand or with Allen Key are used to regulate compression and rebound damping. Remote hand-turn makes it easy to make adjustments without using pre-load adjustment devices.
Brembo® Brakes with Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS)
Four anti-30mm piston clamps with Brembo Cycli Monoblock calipers Large 330mm Brembo discs are radio-mounted 4-piston front brake calipers for excellent braking force. The outer edges of the discs have a groove in the middle to help dissipate heat. Brembo’s radial-pump master cylinder and reservoir have been improved to create a significant front braking force with minimal lever movement.
The bike has extra braking confidence; the KIBS High Precision Anti-Lock Brake System provides smooth feedback and a little lever pulsing. The motorcycle offers highly accurate brake pressure management. The engine ECU connects to a small ABS ECU (which monitors wheel speed and front caliper hydraulic pressure). Due to the high accuracy control, excessive pressure dips do not impair the brake performance, and the lever sensation is more permanent than the sudden pulses experienced with conventional ABS systems.
Two 32mm piston clamps with Brembo calipers are used on the rear brake on the 250mm disc. The cast-aluminum wheels are designed to improve handling and are equipped with Bridgestone VO1 Superbike Silks for track use only.
Functional design improves track stability and enhances engine cooling efficiency. The upper firing is made of carbon fiber to reduce weight. The chin filter is integrated into the upper cavity to help create a downward force for better speed stability. To reduce drag, the air that damages the chin is carried to the sides using special air channels.
Kawasaki’s aerospace division designed a dual blade winglet on the side cowl and extra wings on the upper cowl to increase the force below. The compact side cowl almost exposes the engine, allowing the hot air to escape for better heat dissipation when paired with the trail structure. The stepped front fender design helps to cool the airflow towards the radiator. The River Mark logo on the Kauling front represents Kawasaki’s performance history.
Upper Cowl Winglets include Strick and Dog tooth extensions to create vortices that help reduce the front lift at high speeds, increase the strength of the bottom of the elevator rises from the front, and keep the air away from the rider.
2020 Ninja H2R Kawasaki Sports Bike – Price
The new 2020 Ninja H2R Kawasaki Sports Motorcycle is available at $55,000.
2020 Ninja H2R Kawasaki Sports Bike – Technical Specifications
|4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve, liquid-cooled, supercharged
|Bore x Stroke
|76mm x 55mm
|DFI including 50mm throttle bodies (4) having a dual injection
|6-speed, return, dog-ring
|Rider Aids Kawasaki Cornering Management Function (KCMF), Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS), Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM), Kawasaki Engine Brake Control, Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS) (upshift & downshift), Öhlins Electronic Steering Damper
|Front Suspension / Wheel Travel
|43mm inverted fork having adjustable rebound & compression damping, spring preload adjustability, and top-out springs/4.7 inches
|Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel
|Uni-Trak, Öhlins TTX36 gas-charged shock including piggyback reservoir, 22-way compression and rebound damping and adjustability, & hand-turn spring preload adjustability and top-out spring/5.3 inches
|120/70 ZR17 Bridgestone V01F slick
|190/65 ZR17 Bridgestone V01R slick
|Dual radial-attached, opposed 4-piston Brembo Stylema calipers, dual semi-floating 330mm discs, KIBS ABS
|Opposed 2-piston calipers, solo 250mm disc, KIBS ABS
|Trellis, high-tensile steel, including swingarm mounting plate
|Mirror Coated Matte Spark, Black
|Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)