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2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Supercharged - Coolness Factor = 74%

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:31 am
by totalmotorcycle
2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Supercharged on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

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2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Supercharged

Built Beyond Belief...

The Kawasaki Ninja H2™R motorcycle is an engineering marvel, made possible only through the sourcing of technological expertise from multiple divisions of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. The Gas Turbine division was crucial in the development of a hyper-efficient supercharger­—the only one of its kind; custom components were created to near-impossible tolerances by the Machinery division; and the Aerospace division crafted the distinctive carbon-fiber bodywork of this aerodynamic masterpiece. The result is a system of carefully crafted premium components that work in concert to create an unbelievably powerful machine—one that’s more than worthy of the legendary H2 name.


Kawasaki creates the Hyperbike Motorcycle Segment with the Supercharged Ninja H2R

When the Ninja H2™R motorcycle was conceived by Kawasaki, the driving concept behind its development was to offer the kind of acceleration most riders had never experienced. Being “Fun to Ride” is one of Kawasaki’s guiding principles, and while there are many ways for a motorcycle to be enjoyed, strong acceleration was considered to be a major factor in delivering rider exhilaration.

To achieve this goal, the Ninja H2R is powered by a supercharged engine and boasts power output in the region of 300hp. Yet it has a compact design similar to power units found in the supersport category.

Although the Ninja H2R will be a production motorcycle, its huge horsepower means it is only available as a closed-course model. Fitted with slick racing tires, it may not be ridden on public roads and should only be ridden by experienced riders.


2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Supercharged - http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $TBA USD
Canada MSRP Price: $TBA CDN


Engine Supercharged, in-line Four, liquid-cooled
Displacement 998cc
Supercharger Centrifugal, scroll-type
Maximum Power approx 300hp
Frame Trellis, high-tensile steel
Tires F: 120/600 R17 (racing slick)
R: 190/650 R17 (racing slick)

Re: This Week: 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Supercharged - Vote N

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:33 am
by totalmotorcycle
Ok, I know with the release of the 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Supercharged earlier this week you all have been drooling over it, waiting for it to appear on the Cool Wall.... well, here you go!

Kawasaki's first Supercharged production motorcycle. (in fact, I think it's the first supercharged production bike by a large manufacturer).

Have at 'er!

Mike

Re: This Week: 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Supercharged - Vote N

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:28 pm
by Johnj
300hp for a street bike. :groan:

Re: This Week: 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Supercharged - Vote N

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:50 pm
by ceemes
I know I am probably going to be going against the grain here, but I gave it a fail. Not because of its not an amazing bike and an amazing piece of engineering, indeed as an engineering exercise it is incredible and if it was just a one off, I would of given it an enthusiastic awesome, but I can't.

1) Too much HP. There are many high performance cars out there with as much or even less HP, all of which have active traction control, limited slip difs, massive ABS brakes and many with full time four wheel drive to keep that power under control, because lets face it, the average car driver really cannot handle that amount of performance and power without losing control. Too put that much power into a bike which will weight a hell of a lot less then even the lightest 300HP car is insane. Only a rare few riders will be able to handle this bike, let alone ride it to it full potential. Most of us and I include myself in this can barely handle and wring the full potential performance of our current 100 plus HP or less bikes. It beggars the imagination of what will happen when some noob with more money than sense and skills buys one of these straight off the show room floor.

2) Restarting the HP Wars. Not that long ago the major manufacturers were in a battle to build the street bike with the most HP and performance and every year they would raise the bar. All well and good until those who occupy the halls of power with the various Government around the world started to take notice, especially at the body count from noobs who's ink on their brand new motorcycle license was still wet who were jumping on bikes such as the Hyabusa and wrapping it and themselves around the nearest phone pole. All this did was get the Government busy-bodies to start to enact legislation and regulations to rein in the carnage and there were those that who would love nothing more than to enact an outright ban on M/C's. The various manufacturers fearing this potential government backlash decided to call a truce and end the HP wars, and lets be honest here, we the rider have not really suffered for it. Sadly, this machine could restart the HP wars again and again awaken the sleeping masses of anti-bike Government busy-bodies.

Re: This Week: 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Supercharged - Vote N

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 1:54 pm
by BRUMBEAR
Well ya aint going against my grain :mrgreen: this thing is just overkill and truly a waste sorry fail

Re: This Week: 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Supercharged - Vote N

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:46 pm
by faded sun
Well, it looks like a waste of time and effort unless you have left your race bike at home and are passing by the dealer on your way to the track. I agree as a one-off it would be interesting. Even then you can't even take it out on a dealer demo day. Unless you're at the track.

I'm never gonna ride one. No place for the babe.

And I doubt learning the actual price is going to make me re-consider. Maybe Ewan McGregor wants one.

Where's that "meh" button on the survey?

Re: This Week: 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Supercharged - Vote N

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:43 pm
by HYPERR
Totally awesome!!! :kicking:
Stupid fast and looks amazing to boot!

Re: This Week: 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Supercharged - Vote N

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:48 pm
by HYPERR
Johnj wrote:300hp for a street bike. :groan:
It's not a street bike.

The street legal version will probably be released later and most likely will be closer to 200 HP IMO.

Re: This Week: 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Supercharged - Vote N

Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:28 am
by Grey Thumper
Well, it's a ballsy and awesome engineering achievement. You have to admire the single-minded focus and ambition in designing and producing this bike. Is it impractical, reckless, and insane? That too.

Re: This Week: 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Supercharged - Vote N

Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:54 am
by ceemes
HYPERR wrote:
Johnj wrote:300hp for a street bike. :groan:
It's not a street bike.

The street legal version will probably be released later and most likely will be closer to 200 HP IMO.
You are probably referring to this blurb from the copy:

Although the Ninja H2R will be a production motorcycle, its huge horsepower means it is only available as a closed-course model. Fitted with slick racing tires, it may not be ridden on public roads and should only be ridden by experienced riders.
That will only apply for as long as it take some one to make it street legal, which would not take much work or effort.

And even it is, how long do you think it would take high performance and modding crews to take your 200HP street legal version and up its HP to 300? I figure about as long as it takes to boot up a laptop. This is already being done within the high performance and street mods circles for cars such the Skyline. The same skill sets could easily be turn onto this monster.

Re: This Week: 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Supercharged - Vote N

Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:29 pm
by Jarlaxle
Maybe it really is time to have a legal cap on HP/weight ratios (or even an absolute power/displacement limit) for sportbikes.

I wonder how much insurance for one of these would cost.

Re: This Week: 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Supercharged - Vote N

Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:46 pm
by HYPERR
ceemes wrote: You are probably referring to this blurb from the copy:


Not really, didn't even read it actually. I have been following this bike since it was announced a while back so I knew that the street version would follow later. This race bike is probably going to sticker for about $70K. The street bike will sticker for a lot less obviously.

Re: This Week: 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Supercharged - Vote N

Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:52 pm
by HYPERR
ceemes wrote: And even it is, how long do you think it would take high performance and modding crews to take your 200HP street legal version and up its HP to 300? I figure about as long as it takes to boot up a laptop. This is already being done within the high performance and street mods circles for cars such the Skyline. The same skill sets could easily be turn onto this monster.
I highly doubt that it would be that easy (not to mention) the enormous cost to bring a 200HP engint to 300HP engine. It that was the case, it would be done all the time. What you are referring to is de-restricting restricted engines, which is a completely different procedure.

Re: This Week: 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Supercharged - Vote N

Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:06 pm
by Jarlaxle
If the "track" version is 300HP and the "street" version is 200, it's probably as simple as putting the "race" ECM in to crank the boost.

Heck...a simple ECM swap could add 30HP to the Chrysler 2.2 turbo thirty years ago.

Re: This Week: 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Supercharged - Vote N

Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:13 pm
by HYPERR
Jarlaxle wrote:If the "track" version is 300HP and the "street" version is 200, it's probably as simple as putting the "race" ECM in to crank the boost.
If you seriously believe this then I have a bridge to sell you.

Re: This Week: 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Supercharged - Vote N

Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:21 am
by Jarlaxle
It's not a new concept...again, it was true for Chrysler turbo cars THIRTY years ago! (I did it.)

Re: This Week: 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Supercharged - Vote N

Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:47 am
by HYPERR
Jarlaxle wrote:It's not a new concept...again, it was true for Chrysler turbo cars THIRTY years ago! (I did it.)
You are confusing the process of de-restricting a restricted engine with the process of building a race engine using high performance components. Example of the former in addition to the example you stated would be a CBR600RR in Japan eletronically restricted due to the "voluntary" horsepower limit per CCs. The restriction can be easily lifted to bump the HP from the 60s back to over 100 as the engine was built to be.

The latter is a completely different story. The street version of the Kawi is going to have much more pedestrian components (ie cams, pistons, valves, cyl. head, etc etc) than a $70,000 race bike.

Re: This Week: 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Supercharged - Vote N

Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:37 am
by BRUMBEAR
I just think putting a machine like this out there is great for a guy who is gonna race it. Without nasty electronics I don't see how you can use all the power though, I know whats gonna happen with it though same as all the rest of the uber machine like the BMWs1000r which I really like btw a shyt load of new guys who love to rip down city streets and get squeegeed up a hour later will cause ins rates to skyrocket more screams for noise and speed reduction so I am past that stuff and don't care for it sorry and especially when the zx10 is barely able to be contained on the street why would you need more on the street I am not interested and racing a turbo in anything but the 1/4 mile I got no interest in either.

Re: This Week: 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Supercharged - Vote N

Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:51 am
by Jarlaxle
HYPERR wrote:
Jarlaxle wrote:It's not a new concept...again, it was true for Chrysler turbo cars THIRTY years ago! (I did it.)
You are confusing the process of de-restricting a restricted engine with the process of building a race engine using high performance components. Example of the former in addition to the example you stated would be a CBR600RR in Japan eletronically restricted due to the "voluntary" horsepower limit per CCs. The restriction can be easily lifted to bump the HP from the 60s back to over 100 as the engine was built to be.

The latter is a completely different story. The street version of the Kawi is going to have much more pedestrian components (ie cams, pistons, valves, cyl. head, etc etc) than a $70,000 race bike.
No, you are not paying attention! There was no "restriction", the ECM swap simply turned up the boost pressure! The same is true of ANY turbocharged engine. (I have seen diesel pickups gain close to 100HP just from a tuner.)

Re: This Week: 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Supercharged - Vote N

Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:31 am
by HYPERR
Jarlaxle wrote:
HYPERR wrote:
Jarlaxle wrote:It's not a new concept...again, it was true for Chrysler turbo cars THIRTY years ago! (I did it.)
You are confusing the process of de-restricting a restricted engine with the process of building a race engine using high performance components. Example of the former in addition to the example you stated would be a CBR600RR in Japan eletronically restricted due to the "voluntary" horsepower limit per CCs. The restriction can be easily lifted to bump the HP from the 60s back to over 100 as the engine was built to be.

The latter is a completely different story. The street version of the Kawi is going to have much more pedestrian components (ie cams, pistons, valves, cyl. head, etc etc) than a $70,000 race bike.
No, you are not paying attention! There was no "restriction", the ECM swap simply turned up the boost pressure! The same is true of ANY turbocharged engine. (I have seen diesel pickups gain close to 100HP just from a tuner.)
The reduction in the boost pressure was the restriction. Once again you are talking about de-restricting restricted engines.