Kawasaki Ninja H2R: The Most Powerful Motorcyle

It was made to offer the kind of acceleration most riders had never experienced.

The Kawasaki Ninja H2R can accelerate from 0 HP to 300HP.  It was made to offer the kind of acceleration most riders had never experienced. Seriously, there’s no way to overstate this kind of power. The closest thing on two wheels is BMW’s new S1000RR, which manages with a measly 199 hp. That makes the H2R the most powerful motorcycle ever produced.

Obviously, it’s not for the street. There are no signals, no mirrors, and no headlight. Seventeen-inch racing slicks are mounted at each end and that exhaust couldn’t pass a dB test at idle.

The engine is a 998cc inline four with a centrifugal supercharger mounted on top. Kawasaki isn’t giving up any engineering details, but it’s enlisted the company’s entire empire – from its turbine division to its aerospace company – to make this thing happen. We’ve even seen some patents that indicate that the supercharger could even have its own two-speed transmission.

The exhaust sound level of the Kawasaki Ninja 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:
To prevent loss of tire grip, always use tire warmers to heat tires prior to riding the Kawasaki Ninja  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.

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.

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)

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

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