Kawasaki Ninja H2. „Gas turbine“ technology motorcycle

Kawasaki Ninja H2 will be unveiled at Intermot – Koln. There are very few details for the moment, but we can speculate on some words which appear in the official press release. So, what does „built beyond belief“, „aerospace technology“ and „gas turbine“ mean?

It could mean two things: First: Kawasaki Ninja H2 will have a helicopter engine. Second: Kawasaki Ninja H2 will have a turbo engine, maybe the one presented at Tokyo Motor Show. You could easily guess which option could be more realistic.

But let’s put it on the fantasy and read the official press release. „ Drawing on skills and experience from experts within not just the company’s motorcycle division but across its aerospace, gas turbine and other high-technology contemporary manufacturing disciplines as well, Kawasaki is anticipating huge international interest in the project that has evocatively been christened Ninja H2. Harnessing the power of the Kawasaki manufacturing group “collective strength”, the H2 will represent a unified engineering and state of the art technology approach“. Got it? So, the guys from the motorcycle division called the aerospace guys and asked for help to build one hell of an engine.

Maybe Kawasaki Ninja H2 will be a kind of Y2K, that strange machine with helicopter engine.

kawasaki ninja h2 engine
This should be the Kawaski Ninja H2 engine

But, more likely, it will have the supercharged concept-engine presented at Tokyo Motor Show. We don’t know anything else about it, excepting the fact that is supercharged and Shigehiko Kiyama, senior vice-president of Kawaski, used pretty the same words when he described the engine: a supercharged motorcycle engine based on the design and creations of gas turbines.

Kawasaki Ninja H2 is inspired by 750cc Mach IV H2, a motorcycle launched in the seventies, one of the first signs of the Japanese ambitions in a British dominated motorcycle world.

Kawasaki Ninja H2 will be unveiled at Intermot – Koln, this autumn. Motorbikeonly.com will be there and bring you the news.


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