A SUPERCHARGED NINJA FROM KAWASAKI?

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A supercharged Ninja? It seems like Kawasaki is outdoing itself this time. Rumors are spreading like wildfire after Kawasaki launched a ‘Ninja H2′ microsite two days ago. Apparently, this bike is going to take the whole superbike posse to the next level.

With a tagline “Built Beyond Belief”, rumors have it that the new bike will be powered by a in-line four with forced induction based on the cryptic words the company used to describe the bike, as reported by visordown.com:

“With cutting-edge performance recognised as a core element of the Kawasaki worldwide DNA, the company will showcase yet another ground-breaking motorcycle
at the Intermot Motorcycle Show in Cologne starting on Sept 30th. A motorcycle “Built Beyond Belief. 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”. kawi-eng-1

Apparently, last year, the company had revealed a supercharged inline-four at the Tokyo Motor Show. A patent was also filed by Kawasaki in the same month in USA for a motorcycle with a supercharger, according to motorcycleUSA.com. Interestingly, the patent drawings depict what appears to be a ZX-14, which is the biggest motorcycle in the Ninja family in the USA. 112013-kawasaki-supercharger-engine-patent-633x389The details of the bike are still rather sketchy. However, visordown.com reports that Kawasaki has said that the bike would evoke the spirit of the 750cc Mach IV H2, the utterly stupendous 500cc, two-stroke, three cylinder H1 and the 903cc Z1 Super Four – all motorcycles that were legendary in their time. 112013-2014-kawasaki-ninja-zx-14r-633x389

In Kawasaki’s own words, the bike would “add yet another name to the roll call of machines that embody Kawasaki’s performance and engineering expertise while changing the motorcycle landscape forever”. Pretty awesome stuff there.

Check out the Ninja H2 microsite here.

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