Kawasaki Ninja H2 bookings opened in India, would you buy this lethal monster?
Supercharged 999cc banging out 200 PS power and about 113.5 Nm of torque of Japanese mayhem is coming to Indian shores and boy oh boy are we excited. The Kawasaki Ninja H2 “hyperbike” is making its way here.
Kawasaki Ninja is a bike, which holds its place in superbike legacy. Every enthusiast has at one point has had sleepless nights imagining this bike in his garage. The Kawasaki Ninja H2 features a variable speed centrifugal-type supercharger, which propels the bike at 200 PS, which its elder meaner track-only brother produces about 50% power (300PS!!). Having a supercharger instead of traditional turbo charged motors is less heat generated.
The original granddaddy was called the Kawasaki Ninja H2 Mach IV, which had a 750cc in-line triple engine. Kawasaki introduced that bike to “disrupt what it saw as a sleeping motorcycle market” in the early 1970s. The chassis of the H2 has tubular, thin-wall trellis frame and has a single-sided swingarm. Traditional land-speed bikes have a long-wheelbase, but Kawasaki wanted to keep it traditional so the bike could be as fast around the corners as much as on the straight stretch. The only difference between the H2 and its track only brother are head gasket, cam profile and timing, exhaust system. The aerodynamics are designed in a way to produce a low pressure area, so as to direct cool air into the engine bay, as well as produce enough down force to make the bike sturdy at high-speeds.
Kawasaki plans to be very exclusive with its launches, initially bringing in only small numbers in limited markets. In India only 5 bikes have been allotted, out of which 4 have already been booked, and bookings are only available for the next 2 days.
In case you plan on getting one, the booking amount is 10 lakhs, with an on-road price of Rs. 32 lakhs. The deliveries will begin in mid-2015 (March). If you plan on getting one, you have 2 days to convince your daddy to give you 10 Lakhs. Best of luck!
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