The launching point for the development of the Ninja H2 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. Updated for 2016 with new Assist & Slipper clutch, ECU settings and new Mirror Coated Spark Black finish.



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 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.
  • 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".


  Model                                                                                                      NINJA H2 (ZX1000XHF)
  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 151 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 Black
  Warranty 24 Months Unlimited Kilometres




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