New Kawasaki NINJA H2R

Mirror Coated Matte Spark Black RRP £50,000Available To Order

Pushing engineering and performance boundaries is one of the few motorcycles that truly deserve to be called Instant Icons. Created without compromise and benefiting from the collective strength of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, the Ninja H2R demands respect and attracts the most skilled and committed riders. The H2R features: Ohlins rear suspension, up and down quick-shifter, aerodynamic devices, cornering management and a bank angle display. Ninja H2R, play your part in history.

Öhlins TTX36 Rear Suspension
The addition of Öhlins’ highly acclaimed TTX shock offers numerous rider benefits:
- Increased rear stability
- excellent damping and increased riding comfort 
- Increased rear stability 
- Superb feedback from the road
- More stability at speed.

Öhlins Electronic Steering Damper
Kawasaki’s electronic steering damper was jointly developed with Öhlins, one of the most popular and respected manufacturers of steering dampers. 

Single-sided Swingarm
Having a single-sided swingarm allows the exhaust silencer to be mounted closer to the bike centreline, ensuring a high bank angle for sporty cornering.

In-house-designed Supercharger
The supercharger used in the Ninja H2R was designed by Kawasaki motorcycle engine designers with assistance from other companies within the KHI Group, namely the Gas Turbine & Machinery Company, Aerospace Company, and Corporate Technology Division. 

Brembo Brakes
A pair of massive ø330 mm Brembo semi-floating discs with a thickness of t5.5 mm deliver superb braking force.

Kawasaki River Mark
Special permission was obtained to use the River Mark on the Ninja H2R. Usually, its use on a product is reserved for models of historical significance.

Kawasaki Original Silver-mirror Paint
The silver-mirror paint used on the Ninja H2R was developed by Kawasaki specifically for motorcycles. Its highly reflective, glasslike metal appearance adds to the bike’s stunning design. While paint similar in appearance may be found in custom circles, this is its first use on a mass-production vehicle in either the automotive or motorcycle industries. Strict Kawasaki quality control measures ensure a long-lasting finish. The 2017 Ninja H2R is cloaked in a new variation of Kawasaki’s silver-mirror paint featuring a matte element.

KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter)
The Ninja H2R was the first Kawasaki motorcycle to be fit standard with a quick shifter. For 2017, the quick shifter also enables clutchless downshifts.

Bosch IMU
The use of Bosch’s compact IMU allows an additional layer of precision to be added to the already high-level KTRC, KLCM and KIBS.IMU enables inertia along 6 DOF (degrees of freedom) to be monitored. Acceleration along longitudinal, transverse and vertical axes, plus roll rate and pitch rate are measured.

Exhaust System
All-titanium exhaust system has a very simple design consisting of the header and collector pipes, a joint pipe, and a straightpipe megaphone-style silencer. 

Power Unit Designed to Withstand 300 PS Output
Despite it’s familiar In-Line Four configuration, the Ninja H2R power unit is loaded with technology developed specifically for this supercharged engine: some new, others with know-how from the Kawasaki Group. 

Aerodynamically-designed Bodywork
It is no accident that when viewed from the side, the Ninja H2R does not seem to have the aggressive forward-canted stance of most modern supersport models.  

KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function)
KCMF monitors engine and chassis parameters throughout the corner—from entry, through the apex, to corner exit—modulating brake force and engine power to facilitate smooth transition from acceleration to braking and back again, and to assist riders in tracing their intended line through the corner. On the Ninja H2, KCMF oversees the following systems:
- KTRC (including traction, wheelie and sliding control)
- KIBS (including pitching and corner braking control)
- Kawasaki Engine Brake Control

Dog-ring Transmission
To facilitate smooth, quick shifting, a dog-ring type transmission was selected. This is the kind of transmission commonly found in MotoGP or Formula 1, and was developed with feedback from the Kawasaki Racing Team.

Riding Position & Ergonomics
The riding position was designed for riding at ultra-high speed and circuit riding. To help support the rider during intense acceleration, hipsupporting pads flank the rear of the seat. The hip support is adjustable 15 mm backward to suit rider size.

Ram Air Intake
Air supplied to the supercharger enters via dual Ram Air intakes in the upper cowl. Their total frontal area is approximately 13,000 mm2—illustrating just how much air is needed to achieve the over 300 PS output.

Downforce Generation
In place of mirrors, the Ninja H2R features CFRP wings mounted on the upper cowl. 

Bank angle display
New instrument features include bank angle display and max bank angle recording function (possible thanks to the addition of the Inertial Measurement Unit)

Electronic Throttle Valves
Kawasaki’s fully electronic throttle actuation system enables the ECU to control the volume of both the fuel (via fuel injectors) and the air (via throttle valves) delivered to the engine. Ideal fuel injection and throttle valve position results in smooth, natural engine response and the ideal engine output. The system also makes a significant contribution to reduced emissions

Hydraulic Clutch & Back-torque Limiter
A high-quality hydraulic clutch offers less maintenance, ensuring the initial touch condition can be maintained. And with Brembo components, superb linearity and smooth actuation are also benefits.

Oil Jets
In the interest of keeping the engine compact and simple, a single lubrication system provides cooling oil for the engine components, supercharger and transmission.

Cylinder Head
A number of considerations were given to the cylinder head design to ensure the cooling performance needed for the supercharged engine. The large coolant passageways result in the ideal cooling for the combustion chamber.

Trellis Frame
Using a trellis frame construction offered an elegant, lightweight solution to meeting the performance requirements for the chassis. 

Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four with Supercharger
Displacement 998 cm³
Bore x Stroke 76 x 55 mm
Compression ratio 8.3:1
Valve system DOHC, 16 valves
Fuel system Fuel injection: Ø 50 mm x 4 with dual injection
Ignition Digital
Starting System Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump with oil cooler
Maximum power 228 kW {310 PS} / 14,000 rpm
Power down kit 85kw
CO2 emission 85 kW kit
Maximum torque 165 N•m {16.8 kgf•m} / 12,500 rpm
Fuel consumption
Transmission 6-speed, dog-ring
Final Drive Sealed chain
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 2.333 (42/18)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Brakes, front Dual semi-floating 330 mm Brembo discs. Caliper: Dual radial-mount, Brembo Stylema monobloc, opposed 4-piston
Brakes, rear Single 250 mm disc. Caliper: Brembo, opposed 2-piston
Suspension, front 43 mm inverted fork with rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability and top-out springs
Suspension, rear New Uni-Trak, Öhlins TTX36 gas-charged shock with piggyback reservoir, compression damping, rebound damping, preload adjustability and top-out spring
Frame type Trellis, high-tensile steel with Swingarm Mounting Plate
Trail 108 mm
Wheel travel front 120 mm
Wheel travel rear 135 mm
Tyre, front 120/600 R17
Tyre, rear 190/650 R17
Steering angle, left / right 27° / 27°
L x W x H 2,070 x 850 x 1,160 mm
Wheelbase 1,450 mm
Ground Clearance 130 mm
Fuel capacity 17 litres
Seat height 830 mm
Curb mass 216 kg

2024 kawasaki ninja H2R

2024 Kawasaki Ninja H2R - The pinnacle of motorcycle performance

When the giant Kawasaki Heavy Industries pool all of their knowledge and technology into creating the ultimate motorcycle that's not even road legal, you know it's going to be something special! Luckily the Ninja H2R doesn't disappoint, with 310PS from the in-house designed supercharger and ram air assisted 998cc engine and a curb mass of just 216kg, we reckon most people would struggle to hold on to the thing when it hooks up! As Kawasaki's flagship motorcycle is has all of the advanced tech including Kawasaki Cornering Management System which monitors traction, wheelie, slide, lean angle, engine braking and other systems. There's also very high spec Ohlins suspension and aerodynamic bodywork that generates downforce!

Buy the 2024 Kawasaki Ninja H2R at Orwell Motorcycles in Ipswich

With very limited numbers of the Kawasaki H2R produced for each model year, these are very hard motorcycles to get hold of. If you're interested in the new H2R then please get in touch with a member of our friendly Kawasaki sales team today who will discuss the options with you. If you're looking for a road going motorcycle that's inspired by and shares DNA with the H2R, then take a look at the H2 SX and the Z H2 models.