All powered by 998 cc supercharged engine, the 2017 Kawasaki Ninja H2 series comprises of the special edition H2 Carbon, the range-topping H2R and the regular H2
Kawasaki shocked the world last year at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan with the unveil of the highly advanced and track-focused H2R. The road-going version known as the H2 has been applied with plenty of updates in 2016 that would make you go crazy when starring at it and more so when riding it.
The Japanese manufacturer would have thought, maybe, the performance was less alarming and have introduced a slew of upgrades to both the bikes on the electronics side which includes KLMC (Kawasaki Launch Control), KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent Anti-Lock Braking System), KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control) and Bosch six axis Inertial Measurement Unit.
The exotic supercharged sports bikes now comes equipped with an updated instrument console that reads bank angle display (amount of inclination through corners) alongside boost indicator. The Kawasaki Ergo Fit handlebar can be ordered as option and will enable rider customization while the new quickshifter system has been spurred up with OhlinsTTX damper and clutchless downshifts.
The revision to exhaust meant that the H2 twins will now comply with the Euro-IV emission standards. A new variant of the H2 called as the H2 Carbon has been revealed as MY17 update. To maintain exclusivity only 120 examples will be sold globally and as the name indicates it boasts a carbonfibre upper cowl as seen on the ravishing H2R.
The other cosmetic updates include green painted frame, signature silver paint on mirror, serial number engraved on supercharger plate, etc. As for the powertrain, the H2 Carbon will mimic the rest of H2 family and to be honest you do not need more than that. It gets powered by a 998 cc inline four-pot supercharged engine that can put out a mouth-watering 200 horsepower and 133.5 Nm of peak torque. If 200 hp can send speechless, the H2R still produces a stunning 320 hp and 156 Nm torque.
The new H2 will be sold with a price tag of Rs. 33.30 lakh while the Carbon is quoted at Rs. 39.80 lakh. It has not known yet how many Carbon special edition models are allotted for India. However, if you are committed to own a H2R then, Rs. 69.80 lakh (ex-showroom prices Delhi) is all what Kawasaki would ask out of you!