2021 Kawasaki Ninja H2R

Built Beyond Belief

Factory Order Only

Set to be the pinnacle of motorcycle performance, the Ninja H2R is a supercharged motorcycle masterpiece. Created with cooperation from across the engineering and technology scope of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, the Ninja H2R matches cutting-edge engine, performance, the highest quality chassis dynamics and a host of craftsmanship details to create a new two-wheel icon. This Vehicle is not manufactured for public road use.

Key Features

Öhlins TTX36 Rear Suspension

The addition of Öhlins’ highly acclaimed TTX shock offers numerous rider benefits:
- Increased rear stability
- excellent damping and increased riding comfort
- Increased rear stability
- Superb feedback from the road
- More stability at speed.

KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function)

KCMF monitors engine and chassis parameters throughout the corner—from entry, through the apex, to corner exit—modulating brake force and engine power to facilitate smooth transition from acceleration to braking and back again, and to assist riders in tracing their intended line through the corner. On the Ninja H2, KCMF oversees the following systems: - KTRC (including traction, wheelie and sliding control)
- KLCM
- KIBS (including pitching and corner braking control)
- Kawasaki Engine Brake Control

Öhlins Electronic Steering Damper

Kawasaki’s electronic steering damper was jointly developed with Öhlins, one of the most popular and respected manufacturers of steering dampers.

Dog-ring Transmission

To facilitate smooth, quick shifting, a dog-ring type transmission was selected. This is the kind of transmission commonly found in MotoGP or Formula 1, and was developed with feedback from the Kawasaki Racing Team.

Single-sided Swingarm

Having a single-sided swingarm allows the exhaust silencer to be mounted closer to the bike centreline, ensuring a high bank angle for sporty cornering.

Riding Position & Ergonomics

The riding position was designed for riding at ultra-high speed and circuit riding. To help support the rider during intense acceleration, hipsupporting pads flank the rear of the seat. The hip support is adjustable 15 mm backward to suit rider size.

In-house-designed Supercharger

The supercharger used in the Ninja H2R was designed by Kawasaki motorcycle engine designers with assistance from other companies within the KHI Group, namely the Gas Turbine & Machinery Company, Aerospace Company, and Corporate Technology Division.

Ram Air Intake

Air supplied to the supercharger enters via dual Ram Air intakes in the upper cowl. Their total frontal area is approximately 13,000 mm2—illustrating just how much air is needed to achieve the over 300 PS output.

Brembo Brakes

A pair of massive ø330 mm Brembo semi-floating discs with a thickness of t5.5 mm deliver superb braking force.

Downforce Generation

In place of mirrors, the Ninja H2R features CFRP wings mounted on the upper cowl.

Kawasaki River Mark

Special permission was obtained to use the River Mark on the Ninja H2R. Usually, its use on a product is reserved for models of historical significance.

Bank angle display

New instrument features include bank angle display and max bank angle recording function (possible thanks to the addition of the Inertial Measurement Unit)

Kawasaki Original Silver-mirror Paint

The silver-mirror paint used on the Ninja H2R was developed by Kawasaki specifically for motorcycles. Its highly reflective, glasslike metal appearance adds to the bike’s stunning design. While paint similar in appearance may be found in custom circles, this is its first use on a mass-production vehicle in either the automotive or motorcycle industries. Strict Kawasaki quality control measures ensure a long-lasting finish. The 2017 Ninja H2R is cloaked in a new variation of Kawasaki’s silver-mirror paint featuring a matte element.

Electronic Throttle Valves

Kawasaki’s fully electronic throttle actuation system enables the ECU to control the volume of both the fuel (via fuel injectors) and the air (via throttle valves) delivered to the engine. Ideal fuel injection and throttle valve position results in smooth, natural engine response and the ideal engine output. The system also makes a significant contribution to reduced emissions

KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter)

The Ninja H2R was the first Kawasaki motorcycle to be fit standard with a quick shifter. For 2017, the quick shifter also enables clutchless downshifts.

Hydraulic Clutch & Back-torque Limiter

A high-quality hydraulic clutch offers less maintenance, ensuring the initial touch condition can be maintained. And with Brembo components, superb linearity and smooth actuation are also benefits.

Bosch IMU

The use of Bosch’s compact IMU allows an additional layer of precision to be added to the already high-level KTRC, KLCM and KIBS.IMU enables inertia along 6 DOF (degrees of freedom) to be monitored. Acceleration along longitudinal, transverse and vertical axes, plus roll rate and pitch rate are measured.

Oil Jets

In the interest of keeping the engine compact and simple, a single lubrication system provides cooling oil for the engine components, supercharger and transmission.

Exhaust System

All-titanium exhaust system has a very simple design consisting of the header and collector pipes, a joint pipe, and a straightpipe megaphone-style silencer.

Cylinder Head

A number of considerations were given to the cylinder head design to ensure the cooling performance needed for the supercharged engine. The large coolant passageways result in the ideal cooling for the combustion chamber.

Power Unit Designed to Withstand 300 PS Output

Despite it’s familiar In-Line Four configuration, the Ninja H2R power unit is loaded with technology developed specifically for this supercharged engine: some new, others with know-how from the Kawasaki Group.

Trellis Frame

Using a trellis frame construction offered an elegant, lightweight solution to meeting the performance requirements for the chassis.

Aerodynamically-designed Bodywork

It is no accident that when viewed from the side, the Ninja H2R does not seem to have the aggressive forward-canted stance of most modern supersport models.

Technology

Silver-Mirror Paint


Kawasaki’s original silver-mirror paint uses a layer of silver to create a highly reflective, glasslike metal appearance.

ERGO-FIT


ERGO-FIT is an interface system that allows a wide range of riders to feel at one with their machine. Genuine Kawasaki Accessories may need to be purchased for certain Ergo Fit adjustments.

KIBS


KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System) is a high-precision brake system designed specifically for supersport models, offering highly efficient braking while maintaining natural feel.

ABS


ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) ensures stable braking performance by preventing wheel lock during braking.

Electronic Throttle Valves


Electronic Throttle Valves allow the ECU to deliver the ideal amount of fuel and air to the engine.

Kawasaki Engine Brake Control


Kawasaki Engine Brake Control allows riders to set engine braking according to preference.

KCMF


KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function) monitors engine and chassis parameters throughout the corner.

KQS - Kawasaki Quick Shifter


KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter) enables clutchless up- and downshifts.

KLCM - Kawasaki Launch Control Mode


KLCM (Kawasaki Launch Control Mode) optimises acceleration from a stop by electronically managing engine output to prevent wheelspin.

IMU


Combined with Kawasaki’s proprietary dynamic modelling program, input from the IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) enables even more precise chassis orientation awareness, the key to bringing Kawasaki’s electronics to the next level.

Supercharged engine


Designed completely in-house, the immense potential of the highly compact, highly efficient supercharged engine is a testament to the technology possessed by the KHI Group.

Economical Riding Indicator


The Economical Riding Indicator is a mark appearing on the instrument panel to indicate favourable fuel consumption, encouraging fuel efficient riding.

KTRC (3-mode, 9-levels)


9-Mode KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control), Kawasaki’s most advanced traction control system, offers both enhanced sport riding performance and the peace of mind to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence.

Specification

Engine

Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four with Supercharger
Displacement 998 cm³
Bore x stroke 76 x 55 mm
Compression ratio 8.3:1
Valve system DOHC, 16 valves
Fuel system Fuel injection: Ø 50 mm x 4 with dual injection
Ignition Digital
Starting System Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump with oil cooler
Brakes & Suspension

Brakes, front Dual semi-floating 330 mm Brembo discs. Caliper: Dual radial-mount, Brembo Stylema monobloc, opposed 4-piston
Brakes, rear Single 250 mm disc. Caliper: Brembo, opposed 2-piston
Suspension, front 43 mm inverted fork with rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability and top-out springs
Suspension, rear New Uni-Trak, Öhlins TTX36 gas-charged shock with piggyback reservoir, compression damping, rebound damping, preload adjustability and top-out spring
Performance & Transmission

Maximum power 228 kW {310 PS} / 14,000 rpm
Maximum power with RAM air 240 kW {326 PS} / 14,000 rpm
Maximum torque 165 N•m {16.8 kgf•m} / 12,500 rpm
Transmission 6-speed, dog-ring
Final drive Sealed chain
Primary Reduction Ratio 1.551 (76/49)
Gear Ratios 1st 3.188 (51/16)
Gear Ratios 2nd 2.526 (48/19)
Gear Ratios 3rd 2.045 (45/22)
Gear Ratios 4th 1.727 (38/22)
Gear Ratios 5th 1.524 (32/21)
Gear Ratios 6th 1.348 (31/23)
Final reduction ratio 2.333 (42/18)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Frame & Dimensions

Frame type Trellis, high-tensile steel with Swingarm Mounting Plate
Trail 108 mm
Wheel travel front 120 mm
Wheel travel rear 135 mm
Tyre, front 120/600 R17
Tyre, rear 190/650 R17
Steering angle, left / right 27° / 27°
L x W x H 2,070 x 850 x 1,160 mm
Wheelbase 1,450 mm
Ground clearance 130 mm
Fuel capacity 17 litres
Seat height 830 mm
Curb mass 216 kg
Maximum power 228 kW {310 PS} / 14,000 rpm