The Ninja H2 is now more powerful and gets a scratch-resistant coat of paint.
The Kawasaki Ninja H2, since the time it was launched, has been a mechanical marvel thanks to its supercharged engine. The bike was already super fast but it seems it just wasn’t fast enough for the Kawasaki engineers. So, the company has gone ahead and given the bike an upgrade by giving it 15 percent more power and some visual upgrades including a scratch-free paint coat.
The engine of the Kawasaki Ninja H2 has been given an updated air-filter, intake chamber, spark-plugs and electronic control unit (ECU) which has resulted in the 998cc, in-line 4 cylinder motor producing 226.8 HP as compared to the earlier 197.2 HP. This figure further increases by about 5 percent with RAM-air. The peak torque too has increased by 8.2 Nm to 141.7 Nm. This places the 2019 Ninja H2 above the BMW S 1000 RR and the Ducati Panigale V4 in terms of power output even though the efficiency has remained the same as the outgoing model.
Other updates on the 2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2 include Brembo high-spec brake callipers and Bridgestone Battlax RS11 tyres for that added stopping power and grip. The instrument cluster too is new and is the same as the one found on the Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX. It allows the rider to select from four different riding modes and comes with GPS and Bluetooth connectivity for convenience.
The usual array of safety technologies like ABS and Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) are present to prevent the bike from going out of control. As if the already present 305.7 horses weren’t enough, Kawasaki has even updated the track going version of the Ninja H2 called the Ninja H2R with a power upgrade. Other features like the new instrument cluster and the self-healing paint will be shared by both the bikes.
The prices for the Kawasaki Ninja H2 and Ninja H2R are not yet out but we expect both the bikes to be slightly costlier than the outgoing models. The Ninja H2 will even be attempting a land speed record at the Bonneville Speed Week which we feel it is most likely to succeed in getting.
2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2
– The power output of the bike has increased by 15 percent to 226.8 HP
– It also gets a new scratch-free paint job and a new instrument cluster
– The styling of the bike remains more or less the same