India Kawasaki has launched the 2019 range of its hypersport bikes. The lineup includes the new Kawasaki Ninja H2, Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon and the Kawasaki Ninja H2R.
The 2019 Ninja H2 is priced at INR 34,50,000, while the price of the 2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon is INR 41,00,000. The mighty Kawasaki Ninja H2R will be available for a whopping INR 72,00,000. All prices are ex-showroom Delhi.
India Kawasaki brings all these three models as Completely Built Units (CBU) which are produced by selected high-skilled special engineers in Japan. Bookings for these superbikes will be starting from 1st September 2018 and will be closed by 31st October 2018. The delivery to the customers will be done in next year.
On the occasion of the launch Mr. Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd, said “Our Ninja H2 range has an elegant artwork & profound engineering supported by advance technology. When it was launched in India 2016, the response was stunning. I hope we receive the same response from the market especially to the new Ninja H2 which has lofty performance.”
Further added Mr. Yamashita, “As we are opening the booking now, we would like our customers to take a note that Ninja H2 Carbon and Ninja H2R will be available in a very limited quantity. Ninja H2 Carbon is limited in numbers as it is strenuous production and in Ninja H2R is a very special product and will always be produced in limited quantity.”
The 2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2 range has got some key updates in which the most noticeable one is the increase in maximum power of the 998 cc, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-valve, supercharged engine. It produces 231 PS (243 PS with RAM air) @ 11,000 rpm and a torque of 141.7 Nm @ 11,000 rpm in the Kawasaki Ninja H2 and the Ninja H2 Carbon. The motor is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
The Ninja H2R gets its power from a 998 cc, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, supercharged motor which is capable of producing 310 PS (326 PS with RAM air) @ 14,000 rpm and a torque of 165 Nm @ 12,500 rpm. This engine also gets coupled to a 6-speed gearbox.
Apart from the increase in maximum power, the new Ninja H2 now comes equipped with a new TFT colour instrumentation along with smartphone connectivity to enable riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly. Using the smartphone application “RIDEOLOGY THE APP,” a number of instrument functions such as vehicle info, riding log, telephone notice, general settings etc. can be accessed. When riding (with the app ON), the bike and smartphone are always connected. Once the engine is turned off, or the smartphone is out of range (approximately 20 m) of the instrument’s Bluetooth chip, the latest riding information is stored by the app and may be viewed on the smartphone.
The new motorcycles also get updated brakes. They now come fitted with Brembo’s Stylema monobloc callipers which are the company’s latest high-spec street-use callipers. Compared to the previous M50 units, the new callipers have less volume around the pistons and brake pads. This reduces the internal space taken up by brake fluid, enabling a more direct response.
In addition to all the updates, the new Ninja H2 also features Kawasaki’s new Highly Durable paint with a special coat that allows scratches to repair themselves, enabling the paint to maintain its high-quality finish. While in some cases the recovery will require one week, in some cases the paint will not recover if the scratches caused by a coin or key, or zip fasteners.
All of the lighting equipment (headlamp, position lamps, taillight, turn signals and license plate lamp) on the 2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2 is now LED. It also comes fitted with new Bridgestone RS11 sport tyres as well.
As far as changes to 2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2R is concerned, it also now receives, Brembo’s new Stylema monobloc callipers, the new “Supercharged” emblem and Kawasaki’s Highly Durable paint.