2016 Kawasaki Ninja H2

2016 Kawasaki Ninja H2

2016 Kawasaki Ninja H2

2016 Kawasaki Ninja H2
2016 Kawasaki Ninja H2

2016 Kawasaki Ninja H2
2016 Kawasaki Ninja H2

2016 Kawasaki Ninja H2
2016 Kawasaki Ninja H2

2016 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Review

2016 Kawasaki Ninja H2 on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Still Built Beyond Belief…

It is beyond doubt that the Kawasaki Ninja H2 and its track-only counterpart, the Ninja H2R, were the sensation of the last 12 months. Not only did they recently receive awards from two leading US publications, but they were highly praised by everybody fortunate enough to ride one. Several examples have already taken their place in museums, such as the Motorcycle Museum at Barber Motorsports Park, and more will surely follow. And perhaps the greatest accolade of all was the people’s choice – it seemed as if almost every video featuring these two extraordinary supercharged Kawasaki superbikes would register more than one million views in a short space of time.

These spectacular motorcycles share many components, including the 998cc inline four-cylinder engine, proprietary supercharger, trellis frame, compact superbike dimensions, aerodynamic bodywork, single-sided swingarm, powerful Brembo® brakes and so much more. For the 2016 model year, Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. will be offering another order period for customers who are anxious to get hold of these special machines. And for 2016, the road-legal Ninja H2 will receive a new Assist and Slipper clutch. This will make lever pressure 40% lighter, reducing rider fatigue on longer journeys, as well as helping to avoid rear-wheel hop when executing aggressive downshifts. Both motorcycles are now available in Mirror Coated Spark Black which is a revised silver-mirror paint that includes glass flakes in the first clear coat to catch the light, giving a high-quality metallic style appearance.

With the addition of the new Ninja H2 clutch components, the two supercharged sportbikes remain the most exciting motorcycles available, and their limited availability ensures exclusivity for their owners.



The Kawasaki Ninja H2R hypersport motorcycle is an engineering marvel, made possible only through the sourcing of technological expertise from multiple divisions of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI). The result of this unprecedented collaboration 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.


The unprecedented power output of the supercharged Ninja H2R is made possible only through a system of finely-tuned and carefully crafted high-quality components.


• Chosen for its high-rpm performance, the centrifugal-type supercharger is incredibly efficient at compressing air (at up to 2.4x atmospheric pressure) while minimizing heat


• As a result of the supercharger’s efficiency, no large, heavy intercooler was required to cool the compressed air

• The supercharger was designed to match the new engine, allowing high-efficiency operation over a wider range of conditions than could be provided by any other typical supercharger


• The complex shape of the impeller is 3D machined from forged aluminum for highprecision and durability

• The impeller spins at 9.2x speed of the crankshaft, reaching speeds of nearly 130,000 rpm, pumping a capacity of over 200 liters of air per second into the engine


• Designed using technology from KHI’s Aerospace Division, the planetary gear is incredibly compact and efficient at transferring power

• The planetary gear runs off power from the crankshaft, driving the impeller (via a “step-up” gear) to incredibly high rpm


• The engine was painstakingly crafted to accommodate the extreme air pressure created by a supercharger

• Cast (rather than forged) through a unique process, the pistons of the Ninja H2 are lightweight—yet strong—and able to withstand extremely high temperatures

• The precision-honed combustion chamber is complemented by a flat piston crown—inspired by technology from KHI’s Gas Turbine & Machinery Company—that helps prevent detonation

• Assist and Slipper clutch offers a 40% lighter clutch lever feel for reduced rider fatigue


The massive power of the supercharged engine necessitates a multitude of high-performance components to ensure an unforgettably effortless, yet forceful experience.


• Commonly found in high-performance racing machines, the dog-ring transmission allows for effortless, short shifts

• Rather than shifting gears into place, the gears in this configuration stay in place, with the lightweight dog rings moving to engage the gears

• A contactless quick shifter enables quick upshifts for seamless acceleration

• A high-quality hydraulic clutch features Brembo® components for smooth actuation and top performance


• For the first time ever on asphalt, The KYB AOS-II (Air-Oil-Separate) cartridge fork is used for providing silky-smooth initial action complemented by strong damping linkage that offers excellent feedback to the rider

• The front fork is fully adjustable for compression and rebound damping, as well as preload

• The fully adjustable KYB shock offers incredible performance, due in part to Uni-Trak® linkage that offers excellent feedback to the rider


• Top-shelf Brembo brake components were chosen and tuned specifically for immediate braking response

• In the rear, a 250mm disc was chosen for strong performance

• In the front, 2 massive 330mm Brembo semi-floating discs are gripped by dual radial-mount Brembo monobloc calipers for superb braking force


• The cast aluminum wheels were designed specifically for the Ninja H2, and were created using analysis from Kawasaki’s World Superbike team

• The star-pattern 5-spoke wheels offer optimal rigidity for high-power performance

• The Ninja H2 comes equipped with a massive 200mm rear tire that transmits power to the ground


A series of advanced electronics and controls provide unobtrusive, smooth, and customizable assistance—supporting but never taming the unforgettable thrill of supercharged acceleration.


• Whereas many competitive traction control systems react to wheel-slip, this enhanced version of KTRC uses complex analysis to help predict and minimize wheel-slip

• The new KTRC system features 3 modes, each consisting of 3 programmable levels, allowing riders to choose how heavily each mode intervenes during riding

• Modes 1 and 2 are tailored for maximum acceleration and performance, while mode 3 is optimized for rainy conditions. The system can also be turned off completely


• 3-mode KLCM provides unmatchable acceleration from a stop by electronically controlling engine output to minimize rear wheel-slip and front end lift

• Launch Control Mode allows the rider to launch from a stop with the throttle held wide open


• The Öhlins electronic steering damper adjusts damping based on a number of inputs

• At lower speeds, damping is lessened. As speed increases, steering damping increases for optimal performance


• LED headlamps evoke the image of a predator’s fangs, while a red LED taillamp and indicators paint the mirror coated black seat a devilish hue

• A full LED display features a host of information such as a digital speedometer, gear indicator, boost indicator, fuel consumption, odometer and more

• The needle of the tachometer sits against black until it starts to move. Then, the backlit numbers chase the needle as it rises


The Intense Force design of the Ninja H2 is a product of functional beauty. Each and every angle is designed to contribute unprecedented performance and style.


• Designed by KHI’s Aerospace Division, the mirror stays feature airfoil cross-sections with Gurney flaps that contribute to downforce generation

• A chin spoiler on the upper cowl is also function disguised in form, further contributing to downforce generation


• Made from high-tensile steel, the trellis frame balances stiffness and flexibility for top performance at higher speeds

• The open design allows for much better heat dissipation—an essential consideration for such a powerful engine


• Developed by KHI, the mirror coated black paint of the tank, fairing, and seat is the first-ever on a mass-production automobile or motorcycle

• The multi-layer composite paint includes a layer of pure silver formed by a chemical reaction, creating the mirrored effect. Glass flakes in the first clear coat catch the light, giving the paint a high-quality metallic-style appearance

• Each layer of paint is carefully attended to by highly-skilled Kawasaki craftsmen

• In the shade, the dark base coat shows through the silver for a deep, 3D appearance. In the sun, the silver creates a brilliant metallic effect


• Reserved only for models of historical significance, the iconic Kawasaki River Mark is featured prominently on the front cowl

• The River Mark dates back to the earliest days of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. and was used on select motorcycle models in the 1960s



2016 Kawasaki Ninja H2 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

– 998cc four-cylinder engine fitted with Kawasaki supercharger for intense acceleration

– Supercharger uses planetary gears, spins at up to 130,000 rpm and develops up to 20.5 psi boost pressure

– MotoGP™-style dog-ring transmission allows fast shifting and works with standard quick shifter

– Bodywork developed with Kawasaki Aerospace Company to generate downforce

– Kawasaki River Mark used to indicate combined Kawasaki Group technology

– Trellis frame used for first time on a Kawasaki motorcycle to provide strength, controlled flex and air circulation

– Single-sided swingarm used for first time by Kawasaki and mounted to the engine

– KYB® AOS-II Air-Oil Separate cartridge fork, adjustable KYB rear shock

– 330mm front discs with four-piston Brembo monobloc calipers

– Multi-mode traction control, launch control, engine braking control, ABS and a quick shifter

– NEW Assist & Slipper clutch function gives lighter clutch operation and overcomes wheel hop on downshifts

– Ninja H2 is fully street-legal, Ninja H2R is designed for closed-circuit use only

Ninja H2 development pursued two paths. The first was the Ninja H2R, which is a closed-course model that allowed Kawasaki engineers to pursue unadulterated performance without the limitations of street or racing homologation. This motorcycle was followed by the Ninja H2 street model, which is based closely on the H2R and meets all market regulations. The results are incredible, with both models offering a sensory experience surpassing anything else that riders can find today.

2016 Ninja H2R vehicle acknowledgement


The Ninja H2R is a closed course riding use only model and is not manufactured for use on public roads, streets or highways. All usage of this vehicle should be limited to riding on a closed course.


Parts designed specifically for the H2R are for closed course riding use only and cannot be purchased without proof of H2R ownership (product registration, VIN confirmation, etc.).

Exhaust Sound

The exhaust sound level of the H2R at the time of factory shipment is 120 dB/A using Auto Cycle Union (ACU) guidelines. It is the owner’s responsibility to confirm that noise regulations of closed courses permit vehicles reaching this level of exhaust sound. Changes to the exhaust system may alter performance and sound level.

Usage, Maintenance and Warranty

As a closed course riding use only model, specific procedures must be followed when riding and maintaining the H2R:

Vehicle Tires:

The standard tires are designed exclusively for use on a closed course. These specialty tires are not designed for oval or partial oval course use and may not be suitable for other courses or conditions. Kawasaki recommends that you follow the tire manufacturer’s instructions and warnings, and that you consult the tire manufacturer to select the appropriate tires for the course or riding conditions.

Computer controlled systems such as KIBS, KTRC, etc. are tuned with the standard tires. Use of tires other than the standard tires could affect performance of these systems.

Standard Tires:

Front: Bridgestone, Racing Battlax V01F Soft

Rear: Bridgestone, Racing Battlax V01R Medium

Tire Warmers:

To prevent loss of tire grip, always use tire warmers to heat tires prior to riding the H2R. Cold tires do not provide sufficient grip and may cause loss of vehicle control and/or a crash which could result in injury or death.

Vehicle Storage:

When storing the H2R, always use front and rear motorcycle stands that keep both tires off the ground. This will prevent tire deformation and adverse impacts on performance.

Vehicle Maintenance:

In addition to regular periodic maintenance, service inspections are required every 15 hours of engine operation above 8,000r/min (rpm). These service intervals are monitored through the vehicle’s ECU with service messages displayed on the multifunction meter. (See Owner’s Manual for additional information)

Vehicle Warranty:

The H2R is sold “as-is” with no warranties, express or implied. The purchaser accepts all responsibilities concerning cost of service, maintenance and repairs.

2016 Kawasaki Ninja H2 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits


The supercharged engine in the Ninja H2 is based closely on the powerplant in the Ninja H2R. The 998cc inline four-cylinder configuration is similar to modern superbike engines, allowing the engineers to build a nimble chassis for these powerhouses.

A great deal of work was done to ensure the motors could cope with the supercharger application. The combustion chamber design, for example, is complemented by durable flat piston crowns. The shape was inspired by the pistons used in the Green® Gas Engine developed by Kawasaki’s Gas Turbine & Machinery Company, contributing to the engine’s anti-knock performance. The intake valves are stainless steel, while the exhaust valves are formed from two materials – Inconel and heat-resistant steel – that are friction-welded at the center. This design is able to withstand the high exhaust temperatures produced under hard acceleration.

The supercharger was designed in-house by several companies within Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., thus allowing the opportunity to perfectly match the engine characteristics of the Ninja H2 and H2R. The supercharger’s high efficiency and minimal heat gain meant an intercooler was unnecessary, allowing savings in both weight and space. The supercharger is located centrally, behind the cylinder bank, in the best position to evenly distribute the compressed air to all four cylinders.

The supercharger is driven by a planetary gear train, which runs off the crankshaft. The gear train increases the impeller speed up to 9.2x the crank speed (1.15x step gear with an 8x planetary gear). This means at a maximum engine speed of approximately 14,000 rpm, the impeller shaft is spinning at almost 130,000 rpm.

To facilitate smooth, quick shifting, a dog-ring-type transmission was selected. This is similar to the kind commonly found in MotoGP™ and was developed with the Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT). The dog-rings are lighter than conventional transmission gears, this type of transmission offers significantly lighter shift effort, facilitating quicker acceleration.

New for 2016, a high-quality clutch with Assist and Slipper function has been added to the Ninja H2 transmission. This results in a 40% lighter clutch pull and stronger clamping force during clutch engagement. The previous Brembo parts are used for both the clutch lever’s radial-pump master cylinder and clutch release mechanism, giving superb linearity and smooth actuation. Additionally, the back-torque limiting Slipper function of the clutch contributes to stability by helping to prevent wheel hop during aggressive downshifts.


Specifying a trellis frame for the Ninja H2 and Ninja H2R motorcycles offered an elegant, lightweight solution to meet the performance requirements of the street version H2 and closed-course Ninja H2R. Able to harness the power of the engine, it has a balance of stiffness and flexibility that enables a high level of stability while being able to handle external disturbances at high speed. Its open design also helps to dissipate heat generated by the supercharged engine.

The Ninja H2 and H2R feature the first Kawasaki production single-sided swingarm. Having a single-sided swingarm allows the exhaust pipe to be mounted closer to the bike’s centerline, providing a high bank angle for sporty cornering.


The KYB AOS-II 43mm front fork on these innovative motorcycles is designed for low friction, with a smooth initial action followed by strong damping at the end of the stroke.

Fully adjustable KYB rear suspension offers superb stability. The top of the rear shock mounts to the swingarm mounting plate, doing away with the need for frame crossmembers.

The bottom of the rear shock is mounted via a Uni-Trak® linkage that offers excellent feedback for rear tire grip. The linkage, situated below the swingarm, also mounts to the swingarm mounting plate.


Given the high-speed potential of the Ninja H2 and H2R, the brakes chosen were the best available for a production motorcycle. A front Brembo radial-pump master cylinder and reservoir receive extra attention before being shipped to Kawasaki. Each part is examined and adjusted to help eliminate any play in the lever stroke, so that the brakes respond immediately when they are applied.

A pair of massive 330mm Brembo semi-floating front discs, with a thickness of 5.5mm, deliver excellent braking force. Dual radial-mount Brembo cast monobloc calipers grip the front discs. The rigid, opposed four-piston calipers with 30mm pistons contribute to the braking power of the Ninja H2 and H2R.

A large 250mm disc generates strong braking force at the rear as well.


The KTRC system used on the Ninja H2 and H2R combines the best elements of earlier Kawasaki TRaction Control Systems. Multi-level modes offer riders a greater number of settings to choose from, with each mode providing a different level of intrusion to suit riding conditions and rider preference. And all modes are designed to manage output when sudden wheel slip occurs. The system offers both enhanced sport riding performance and the peace of mind to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence. Riders can choose from three modes, each offering a progressively greater level of intrusion. Each of these modes also has three rider-selectable levels, adding more or less intrusion (rider preferences for each mode are programmable for on-the-move selection), giving a total of nine possible settings. Riders may also elect to turn the system off. Mode 1 and 2 are tailored for circuit riding, while Mode 3 was optimized for more slippery conditions.


Designed to assist the rider by optimizing acceleration from a stop, KLCM Kawasaki Launch Control Mode electronically controls engine output to prevent wheelspin and control wheel lift when launching. Riders can choose from three modes, each offering a progressively greater level of intrusion. Each mode allows the rider to launch from a stop with the throttle held wide open.


Kawasaki’s supersport-style ABS is standard equipment on the Ninja H2 and H2R. This is based on the same system used on the Ninja ZX-10R, with programming and settings revised to suit the performance parameters of the Ninja H2 and H2R. High-precision brake pressure control enables the system to avoid reduced brake performance due to excessive pressure drops, allows lever feel to be maintained when KIBS is active, and helps ensure ABS pulses feel smooth (not heavy).


Ninja H2 and H2R were the first Kawasaki motorcycles to be fitted with a standard quick shifter. Complementing the engine’s strong power and the dog-ring transmission, a contactless-type quick shifter enables rapid upshifts for seamless acceleration.


Unlike a mechanical steering damper – in which the settings, once fixed, must cover all riding conditions and speeds – the damping characteristics are changed electronically, according to vehicle speed and the degree of acceleration or deceleration.

At low speeds, the settings were chosen so that damping does not interfere with the bike’s intrinsic lightweight handling. At high speeds, damping increases to provide enhanced stability. Kawasaki’s electronic steering damper was developed with Öhlins®, one of the most popular and respected steering damper manufacturers. The electronic steering damper provides just the right amount of damping based on what the bike is doing. Using input from the rear wheel speed sensor (provided via the engine ECU), the electronic steering damper’s ECU determines the vehicle speed as well as the degree the bike is accelerating or decelerating.


Wanting to ensure a bold design worthy of a model that carries both the “Ninja” and “H2” names, the prime styling concept for the Ninja H2R was “Intense Force” design.

As a flagship for the Kawasaki brand, it needs to have presence, and styling that reflects its incredible performance. But the design is much more than cosmetic. While its edged styling certainly looks the part, the Ninja H2 and H2R also possesses a functional beauty: each piece of the bodywork was aerodynamically sculpted to enhance high-speed stability; the cowling design also maximizes cooling performance and heat dissipation, aiding the engine’s incredible output; and the ram air duct is ideally positioned to bring air to the supercharger.

More than any Kawasaki motorcycle to date, the Ninja H2 and H2R showcase craftsmanship, build quality and superb fit and finish – right down to the revised, high-tech silver-mirror paint specially developed for these models.


It is no accident that when viewed from the side, the Ninja H2 and H2R motorcycles do not have the aggressive forward-canted rake of most modern supersport motorcycles. While supersport bikes use their front-leaning attitude to aid quick steering, at the speeds for which the closed-course Ninja H2R motorcycle was designed, such a posture would create drag, which would hinder top speed potential.

The Ninja H2R front cowl is formed from lightweight carbon fiber and is designed to afford wind protection at ultra-high speed, with its tall screen designed to help create a wind-free pocket for the rider. Compact side cowls and under cowls were designed to assist with engine heat dissipation. The rear cowl has an extremely compact three-piece design. The center portion is taller, creating an aerodynamic form that helps smooth airflow as it passes the rider. Wind is also able to pass between the center and side pieces, further reducing air resistance.

The Ninja H2 motorcycle uses similar bodywork, although it is not made from carbon fiber. Mindful of its street use, it is equipped with a front headlight, mirrors and turn signals to make it fully road legal. It is also finished in a revised silver-mirror paint giving a high-quality metallic-style appearance.


The Ninja H2R motorcycle features a number of aerodynamic devices to help ensure the front wheel has strong contact with the ground and to contribute towards the motorcycle’s high-speed stability. The design of the upper cowl incorporates a chin spoiler. Rather than being a cosmetic flourish, it produces downforce that contributes to high-speed stability. Further contributing to high-speed stability, the Ninja H2R motorcycle features carbon fiber wings mounted on the upper cowl in place of the mirrors. Additional two-blade wings appear on the side cowls featuring winglets and further add to the downforce generated by the chin spoiler and upper wings.


The advanced, high-tech design of the instrumentation conveys the image of piloting a fighter jet. Handlebar control switches put all mode selection and display options at the rider’s fingertips. The new instrumentation design combines a full digital LCD screen with an analog-style tachometer. The LCD screen uses a black / white reverse display (white characters on a black background), contributing to the high-quality image. In addition to the digital speedometer and gear position indicator, display functions include: odometer, dual trip meters, current mileage, average mileage, fuel consumption, coolant temperature, boost indicator, boost (intake air chamber) temperature, stopwatch (lap timer), clock and the Economical Riding Indicator.


Ninja H2 is equipped with all the lights needed for street-legal operation. And with the exception of the bulb illuminating the license plate, all lighting equipment on the Ninja H2 uses LEDs. The Ninja H2R has no headlight or indicator but does have a rear brake light.


Unlike a regular mass-production model, the high-precision production of the Ninja H2 and H2R requires greater hands-on participation by skilled Kawasaki craftsmen. So each step, from metalworking, treatment, welding and painting to assembly, fine-tuning and inspection is carefully attended to create a product of superior quality. Within the Kawasaki Akashi Factory in Japan, production takes place in an area dedicated exclusively to the Ninja H2R motorcycle.


The 2016 Kawasaki Ninja H2R and H2 are limited release, production motorcycles. Reservations for the 2016 Ninja H2R will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis through Kawasaki’s Customer Order Program by placing a deposit with an authorized dealer. The customer order period for the H2R is open from November 16 through December 11, 2015. A very limited number of 2016 Ninja H2 units will be available in the U.S. market through dealers. Please contact your dealer for availability.



2016 Kawasaki Ninja H2 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $26000 USD

Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke inline four
Bore x Stroke
76.0 x 55.0mm
Compression ratio
Fuel System
DFI® 50mm throttle bodies x 4 with dual injection
6-speed, return, dog-ring
Final Drive
Sealed chain
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel
43mm inverted fork with rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability and top-out springs/4.7 in
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel
Uni-Trak® with gas-charged shock, piggyback reservoir, dual-range (high/low speed) compression damping, rebound damping and preload adjustability, and top-out spring/5.3 in
Front Tire
120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W)
Rear Tire
200/55 ZR17 M/C (78W)
Front Brakes
Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston calipers, dual semi-floating 330mm discs, KIBS ABS
Rear Brakes
Opposed 2-piston calipers, single 250mm disc, KIBS ABS
Frame Type
Trellis, high-tensile steel, with swingarm mounting plate
24.5°/4.1 in
Overall Length
82.1 in
Overall Width
30.3 in
Overall Height
44.3 in
Ground Clearance
5.1 in
Seat Height
32.5 in
Forced lubrication, wet sump with oil cooler
Curb Weight
522.6 lb**
Fuel Capacity
4.5 gal
57.3 in
Color Choices
Mirror Coated Spark Black
12 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)
12, 24, 36 or 48 months




















2016 Kawasaki Ninja H2 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $28600 CDN


Displacement 998cc
Type 4-stroke, In-Line Four
Bore and stroke 76.0 x 55.0 mm
Cooling Liquid
Compression ratio 8.5:1
Valve system DOHC, 16 valves (4 valves per cylinder)
Fuel system 50mm x4 with dual injection
Ignition Digital
Lubrication Forced lubrication (wet sump with oil cooler)
Intake System Kawasaki Supercharger


Front: type Dual semi-floating 330 mm petal discs
Front: calipers Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston
Rear: type Single 250 mm disc
Rear: calipers Opposed 2-piston


Overall length 2,085 mm
Overall width 770 mm
Overall height 1,125 mm
Wheelbase 1,455 mm
Ground clearance 130 mm
Seat height 825 mm
Curb mass** 237 kg
Fuel capacity 17 litres (3.7 gal.)


Transmission 6-speed, dog-ring
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction ratio 1.551 (76/49)
Gear ratio: 1st 3.188 (51/16)
Gear ratio: 2nd 2.526 (48/19)
Gear ratio: 3rd 2.045 (45/22)
Gear ratio: 4th 1.727 (38/22)
Gear ratio: 5th 1.524 (32/21)
Gear ratio: 6th 1.348 (31/23)
Final reduction ratio 2.444 (44/18)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual


Type Trellis, high-tensile steel, with Swingarm Mounting Plate
Wheel travel: front 120 mm (4.7 in.)
Tire: front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Wheel travel: rear 135 mm
Tire: rear 200/55ZR17M/C (78W)
Caster (rake) 24.5º
Trail 103 mm
Steering angle (left/right) 27º/27º


Maximum Torque‡ 133.5 N.m {13.6 kgf.m} @ 10,500 rpm


Suspension, front 43 mm inverted fork with rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability and top-out springs
Suspension, rear New Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock, piggyback resevoir, dual-range (high/low-speed) compression damping, rebound damping and preload adjustability, and top-out spring









2016 Kawasaki Ninja H2 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £22000 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)


Engine type
Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
998 cm3
Bore x stroke
76.0 x 55.0 mm
Compression ratio
Valve/Induction system
DOHC, 16 valves
Fuel system
Fuel injection: ø50 mm x 4 with dual injection
Forced lubrication, wet sump with oil cooler

Brakes & Suspension

Brakes, front
Dual semi-floating ø330 mm discs. Caliper: Dual radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston
Brakes, rear
Single ø250 mm disc. Caliper: Opposed 2-piston
Suspension, front
ø43 mm inverted fork with rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability and top-out springs
Suspension, rear
New Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock, piggyback reservoir, dual-range (high/low-speed) compression damping, rebound damping and preload adjustability, and top-out spring

Performance & Transmission

Maximum power
147.2 kW {200 PS} / 11,000 min
Maximum power with RAM Air
154.5 kW {210 PS} / 11,000 min
Maximum torque
133.5 N.m {13.6 kgf.m} / 10,500 min
6-speed, return, dog-ring
Final Drive
Primary reduction ratio
1.551 (76/49)
Gear ratios: 1st
3.188 (51/16)
Gear ratios: 2nd
2.526 (48/19)
Gear ratios: 3rd
2.045 (45/22)
Gear ratios: 4th
1.727 (38/22)
Gear ratios: 5th
1.524 (32/21)
Gear ratios: 6th
1.348 (31/23)
Final reduction ratio
2.444 (44/18)
Wet multi-disc, manual

Frame & Dimensions

Frame type
Trellis, high-tensile steel, with Swingarm Mounting Plate
24.5o / 103 mm
Wheel travel, front
120 mm
Wheel travel, rear
135 mm
Tyre, front
120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyre, rear
200/55ZR17M/C (78W)
Steering angle, left / right
27o / 27o
Dimensions (L x W x H)
2,085 x 770 x 1,125 mm
1,455 mm
Ground Clearance
130 mm
Fuel capacity
17 litres
Seat height
825 mm
Curb Mass
238 kg


*Specifications are subject to change. Media are encouraged to visit www.kawasaki.com for most current specifications.
**Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90 percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).
This vehicle is designed for the operator only. No passengers.
This vehicle is not manufactured for use on public streets, roads or highways.
The use of this vehicle is limited to riding on closed courses.
Observe the rules and regulations of the closed course you ride on.
For every 15 hours of running over 8,000rpm, the engine needs to be inspected. For every 30 hours, an engine bottom-end overhaul is needed.
The exhaust emission sound pressure level (stationary) of this vehicle is 120 dB (A) measured in the following method:

Microphone position: 19.7” from the exhaust pipe at an angle of 45° measured from the centerline of the exhaust end and at the height of the exhaust pipe Engine speed: 5,500rpm (maintained for 3sec, then throttle is closed) Engine cooling water temperature: 194°F
Confirm the noise regulation of the closed course where you are going to ride beforehand. The exhaust noise level measuring method may differ from one course to another.
Warm the tires to their operating temperature using tire warmers before riding.
When storing your motorcycle, use front and rear stands and keep the tires off the ground.
Do not use this vehicle in the rain.
Do not use tires other than stipulated.


*Starting at MSRP is the manufactured suggested price and excludes delivery, setup, tax, title, license, and additional fees and expenses. Bikes may be shown with optional accessories. Final sale price determined by an authorized dealer. Specifications and MSRP are subject to change.

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