A massive 230 hp motor, new Stylema calipers, tires, instrumentation and more

When launched three years ago, the H2 was an elegant artwork of supreme violence making 207 hp, more power than any of the superbikes in competition then. Then came the rest of the chaps who caught on with the horsepower war, with the most recent Ducati V4 making 215 hp. But it looks like the Japanese Green team didn’t like losing this race yet.

So for 2019, they have bumped up their 998cc supercharged motor to produce a lathering 230 hp, and the non-street-legal H2R will be making a mind-boggling 300 hp at the crank! It will also come with a self-healing paintjob, new brake calipers, tires, TFT instrumentation and a new Bluetooth connectivity app.

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BMW had given the world’s first supercharged motorcycle in the ’30s that was christened as the BMW Type 255 Kompressor, and it had a Zoller sliding vane supercharger bolted to the front of the DOHC boxer twin power mill. Many turbocharged motorcycles came in between but nothing set the world running crazy as the feisty Kawasaki Ninja H2, Carbon and the H2R did.

Even after four years since its debut, it is still the only thing to roll out of a major factory with forced induction. Co-developed by Kawasaki’s motorcycle and aerospace division, this ‘world’s only’ supercharged hyper sports motorcycle now gets a more powerful motor, thanks to a new air filter, intake chamber and spark plugs.

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This, along with better ECU mapping, puts the power rating to a massive 230 hp. The acceleration on this new Ninja H2 will put every purist into a realm of more content and less bitter. But surprisingly, this new engine maintains similar fuel efficiency as the previous models with the help of the “Balanced Supercharged technology” we saw in the Ninja H2 SX. Variable intake vanes and all to alter the airflow into the supercharger. It is also 6.6 lbs less than the previous H2/H2R engine.

The LCD instrumentation is now swapped with a new TFT instrumentation we saw on the H2 SX SE. The screen gets four selectable display modes and adjusts brightness automatically based on the ambient light. All of it is accessible via hand control switches on the bar. Then there is the all-new Smartphone Connectivity - an app that can give you access to vehicle information, riding records, notifications and vehicle setting all transmitted via Bluetooth.

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Kawasaki has upped the game with the 2019 Ninja H2 machines Exterior
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If the previous H2s’ were coated in a solution of silver ions forming a pure silver layer to give a dark and moody yet highly reflective image, the 2019 edition gets “self-repairing” paintjob that can vanish minor scratches and bumps off the surface with the help of just a little heat. Wow. But that paint only “allows certain types of scratches to repair themselves” and not ones made by a coin or key, or zip fasteners says Kawasaki.

Dual semi-floating 330 mm Brembo discs now get new high-grade Brembo Stylema front calipers and comes equipped with KIBS ABS. New Bridgestone Battlax RS11 Sport Tires contribute to improved handling on the 2019 H2. Also new for 2019 are wheel pinstripes, a new “Supercharged” emblem with red accents and new LED turn signals and an LED license plate lamp.

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Kawasaki has yet again mastered the dark arts and cooked up this mad H2 from a parallel universe. Pricing and availability will be out soon.

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