2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2 range launched in India
Kawasaki Motors India has introduced the 2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2 range in India. It starts with the Ninja H2 priced at Rs. 34.5 lakh, the Ninja H2 Carbon at Rs. 41 lakh and the flagship Ninja H2R at Rs. 72 lakh (all ex-showroom prices). Bookings for these bikes will start from September 1 onwards, and end by October 31, 2018. Here's more.
Deliveries of these bikes will start only in 2019
The Kawasaki Ninja H2 range will be imported in India as Completely Built Units. Hence, while pre-orders for the bikes are open in India for a limited period, the deliveries will start only from next year onwards.
At a glance
Built on a Trellis frame using high-tensile steel, the 2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2 sports an aerodynamic design along with carbon-fiber wings and cowls. All the lighting equipment including headlamps, taillight, and turn signals among others, are now LED. The Ninja H2 range also features a new 'Highly Durable' Mirror Coated Matte Spark Black paint which is touted to self-repair minor scratches.
Under the hood
The updated Ninja H2 is powered by the 998cc 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, supercharged engine. With updates in the ECU, air intakes, spark-plugs and air filter, the bike now generates 230bhp of maximum power as against 200bhp on the outgoing model, and 141.7Nm of peak torque. This massive power makes the Euro IV compliant bike the most powerful road-legal production bike in the world.
On the road
The 2019 Ninja H2 Range gets new Bridgestone RS11 sport tires and Brembo's top-end Stylema callipers. For suspension, Kawasaki has offered a 43mm inverted fork with rebound and compression damping on the front while on the back, there's a new Uni-Trak, Öhlins TTX36 gas charged shocker. There's also a new TFT screen that comes with smartphone connectivity (via Bluetooth) and Kawasaki's Rideology app.
Notably, the top-end Kawasaki Ninja H2R remains illegal on road
Both the Ninja H2 Carbon and H2R get all the updates seen on the 2019 Ninja H2. In terms of power, the H2 Carbon generates 230bhp while the Ninja H2R, which generates 310bhp and 165Nm of torque, continues to be illegal on road.