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A day with the Kawasaki Ninja H2 | Ride Review

Some weekends are surreal!! Never did I dream of riding a full-fledged production motorcycle with a supercharger – the last motorcycle with forced induction to roll-out off a production line was in the 1980s.

Launched in 2015, the Kawasaki Ninja H2 is the world’s only supercharged production hyper-sport street-bike.  Held together in an electric green trellis frame, with the gorgeous star wheels and a brilliant silver mirror paint, the Kawasaki Ninja H2 looks like it appeared out of a worm-hole from another galaxy – imagine Silver Surfer meets a motorcycle!!

Kawasaki Ninja H2 Review in Bangalore
Kawasaki Ninja H2 – Best Relished on a Expressway!!

How does it feel to ride the Kawasaki Ninja H2 ?

It’s built for one and only one purpose “outright speed”.  Hammering this thing off the line is the only way to ride!!

Beyond 4000 rpm with all the electronics – its an absolute effort to keep the front wheel on the ground (even in 6th gear)

However, around a slow corner, the engine throws tantrums with abrupt throttle response, gas-on and everything is back to its best behavior 😀

The Ninja H2 is so mindbogglingly fast – 200 kmph is a joke and it’s just getting warmed up for more!! It commands absolute attention while riding and razor-sharp reactions of an experienced rider.

I have never experienced this kind of urgency and violence in a motorcycle to go so overwhelmingly fast.

Kawasaki Ninja H2 India Review
Stealth Bomber on Wheels !!
Kawasaki Ninja H2 in India - top view
Made to go fast, very fast!!

Some interesting facts about the Kawasaki Ninja H2:

  • The Compression Ratio on a Ninja H2 is a mere 8.5:1 which is the same as Royal Enfield Classic 500 (pun intended :D)
  • The Kawasaki Ninja H2 is the most commercially successful forced induction production motorcycle in the history
  • The logo/emblem on the front of the motorcycle is known as the ‘Kawasaki River Mark’. The River Mark is a long-time Kawasaki symbol that dates back to the 1870s created by Shozo Kawasaki, founder of Kawasaki. Since then the symbol has been adopted by KHI Group (Kawasaki Heavy Industries) to express the company’s technology, originality and innovation.
  • There is NO Start button, but a Ignition ON/OFF Slider on the handle to crank the motorcycle
  • The stunning paint job on the Kawasaki H2 boasts of using pure silver to create the mirrored effect !!
  • Attention to Aerodynamics:
    • The chin spoiler on the upper front cowl (below the headlight) is function disguised in form,  that contributes to generating more down-force
    • There is a slot to tuck the bum of the rider into the seat for more aerodynamic position and also as serves as an anchor during the had acceleration

Hold on, no review of the Kawasaki Ninja H2 is complete without mentioning the ‘Orgasmic rasp of the supercharged engine’. Blip the throttle and the supercharger whirs and whistles – sheer music to a motorcyclist!!

Living with a Kawasaki Ninja H2 in Bangalore - India Review
A Hoot to Ride + the intoxicating music from the supercharger!!

It sounds like nothing else on the road and feels like nothing else too!!

10 responses to “A day with the Kawasaki Ninja H2 | Ride Review”

  1. Adarsh Bk Avatar

    Awesome Ajay! I have been wanting to ride this for long, nice to see you already had the supercharged fun 🙂

    In those pics, the front tyre looks scarily bald though.

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Thanks Adarsh, the whir of the supercharger is a out-of-the-world !! Yeah I have asked him to get the tyres changed 🙂

  2. sameer KS Avatar
    sameer KS

    This is simply awesome bob…wow

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Thanks Sameer 🙂 🙂

  3. savagemoto Avatar

    I would do anything for a day with this bike 😍😍

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Its one beauty to ride – cheers!!

  4. badassproductionsblog Avatar

    That’s a sick bike!

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Indeed!! mindbogglingly fast!!

  5. Manoj G Rao Avatar
    Manoj G Rao

    Bangalore’s 1st Ninja H2 belongs to Suresh gowda😍😍❤.Now the bike is with a Kerala guy

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Thanks Manoj for the info

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