The launching point for the development of the Ninja H2 Carbon was a strong desire to offer riders something they had never before experienced. Convinced that a truly extraordinary riding experience would not be found on a motorcycle that merely built on the performance of existing models, the design team committed to developing the “ultimate” motorcycle from a clean slate. The bike needed to deliver intense acceleration and an ultra-high top speed, coupled with supersport-level circuit performance. To realise this goal, help was enlisted from other companies in the Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) Group, precipitating an unprecedented level of inter-company collaboration. Features include Assist & Slipper clutch, KQS up and down shifting, numerous electronic rider aids, Ohlins Rear Shock and DLC coated inverted KYB supersport grade front forks with a Carbon top cowling for a high quality appearance.


Development pursued two paths. The first was a closed-course model (Ninja H2R) that allowed an unadulterated pursuit of performance free of the limitations that street riding would impose. This was followed by a street model (Ninja H2), based closely on the closed-course model, that would meet all market regulations. The results were incredible, with both models offering a sensory experience surpassing anything that riders can find today.

  • The Ninja H2 Carbon is powered by a supercharged engine based closely on that developed for the over 300 PS Ninja H2R.
  • High output notwithstanding, the compact design is on par with power units found in supersport litre-class models.
  • Proudly displays the Kawasaki River Mark on the front of the Ninja H2 Carbon.
  • The key to achieving this incredible performance lies in the engine’s supercharger—a motorcycle-specific unit designed completely in-house with technology from the Gas Turbine & Machinery Company, Aerospace Company and Corporate Technology Division.

When it came to naming this model, using "Ninja" - a name synonymous with Kawasaki performance and shared with many legendary models over the years - was an obvious choice. the Ninja H2R is also named for another epoch-making model, whose 2-stroke 748.2 cm³ Triple gave it an intense acceleration that made a sensation around the world: the 750SS Mach IV, also known as the "H2".




In order to be able to offer intense acceleration and a top speed in a range that most riders have never experienced, it was essential that the engine be able to produce big power. While a large-displacement engine could easily provide a high engine output, to ensure a lightweight, compact overall package a compact engine was also desired. Using a supercharged engine enabled both of these engine design requirements to be met: the Ninja H2 Carbon has a maximum output of 205 PS and its engine size is on par with other supersport litre-class power units. Aside from minor differences in the engine unit, and intake and exhaust systems tailored for street use to ensure it meets noise and emissions standards, the supercharged engine is essentially the same as the over 300 PS engine of the closed-course Ninja H2R, delivering an intense acceleration unlike anything you can experience on a naturally aspirated bike.


  Model NINJA H2  Carbon (ZX1000XJFA)
  Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
  Displacement                                                                                                   998 cm³
  Bore x Stroke 76.0 x 55.0 mm
  Compression Ratio 8.5:1
  Valve System DOHC 16 valve
  Fuel System Fuel injection: ø50 mm x 4 with dual injection
  Intake System Kawasaki Supercharger
  Ignition Digital
  Starting Electric
  Transmission 6-speed, return, dog-ring
  Clutch Wet Multi-disc (A&S clutch) hydraulic operation
  Frame Trellis, high-tensile steel, with Swingarm Mounting Plate
  Wheel travel - front 120 mm
  Wheel travel - rear 135 mm
  Tyre Size-front 120/70ZR17 (58W)
  Tyre Size-rear 200/55ZR17M/C (78W)
  Suspension - front ø43 mm inverted fork with rebound and compression damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out springs
  Suspension - rear New Uni-Trak, Öhlins TTX36 gas-charged shock with piggyback reservoir, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out spring
  Brakes - front Dual semi-floating 330 mm Brembo discs Dual radial-mount, Brembo M50 monobloc, opposed 4-piston calipers, ABS
  Brakes - rear Single ø250 mm Brembo disc, opposed 2-piston caliper, ABS
  L x W x H 2,085 x 770 x 1,125 mm
  Wheelbase 1,455 mm
  Ground Clearance 130 mm
  Seat height 825 mm
  Fuel capacity 17 litres
  Curb Mass 238 kg
  Max Power 150 kW {205 PS} / 11,000 rpm
  Max Power with Ram Air 158 kW {215 PS} / 11,000 rpm
  Max Torque 134 N.m {13.6 kgf.m} / 10,000 rpm
  Colour Mirror Coated Spark Matte Black
  Warranty 24 Months Unlimited Kilometres




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