Kawasaki Unveils Limited Edition 2017 Ninja H2 Carbon Superbike

Special order registration opens February 13 to reserve one of six units available in the USA.

2017 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon Limited Edition
Kawasaki adds the limited edition Ninja H2 Carbon to their supersport lineup for 2017.Photo: Kawasaki

For 2017, Kawasaki's standard street model Ninja H2 sportbike has been refined with a list of updates and for those who want to invest in a model with ultra-low production numbers that is aimed squarely at customers looking for something a little more exclusive, there's the new Ninja H2 Carbon. This limited-edition model is an enhanced version of the original featuring a carbon-fiber upper cowl resembling that of the Ninja H2R motorcycle, special mirror-finish paint, and a serial number plate. A limited run of 120 units will be produced globally, with only six available to the U.S. market.

Road 2 Recovery foundation
A portion of the proceeds of the Ninja H2 Carbon sportbikes will go to charity, with Kawasaki donating $20,000 to the Road 2 Recovery Foundation.Photo: Kawasaki

“This limited edition Ninja H2 Carbon is going to create a lot of envy among riding enthusiasts,” said Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) Senior Vice President of Sales Operations, Bill Jenkins. “The Ninja H2 made a big splash in the industry when it was introduced, and I believe we will see a lot of activity when ordering begins onFebruary 13.”

New highlights of the 2017 Ninja H2R, H2 and H2 Carbon sportbikes:
  • Highly rigid, lightweight CFRP (carbon-fiber reinforcement polymer) upper cowl (Carbon model)
  • Silver-mirror paint featuring a matte element (Carbon model)
  • Each of the 120 limited edition models are individually numbered and feature a serial number stamped into the supercharger plate (Carbon model)
  • Bosch compact Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) allows for additional feedback and layer of precision for management control
  • Multi-mode traction control
  • Instrument features include bank angle display and max bank angle recording function
  • Kawasaki Intelligent Anti-lock Brake System (KIBS) corner braking control, with feedback from IMU, increases cornering capabilities
  • Contactless-type quick shifter that now allows for quicker shifts for seamless acceleration and quick and easy deceleration (downshifting capability new for 2017)
  • Öhlins TTX fully adjustable, concentric twin tube design rear shock
  • Remote preload adjuster simplifies adjustment without tools for rider preference
  • Updated rear shock linkage ratios contribute to firmer, more stable feeling
  • 330mm front discs with four-piston Brembo monobloc calipers
  • Aerodynamic Brembo brake and clutch levers are shorter with rounded edges
  • Upper cowl emblem adds racy and edgy look

Customers interested in purchasing one of these exclusive models will have the opportunity to register at www.kawasaki.com on Monday, February 13, promptly at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET.

Kawasaki carbon-fiber bodywork
The limited-edition 2017 Ninja H2 Carbon features carbon-fiber front body work and special insignia.Photo: Kawasaki

Orders for the Ninja H2 Carbon motorcycle will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, subject to availability. Prospective purchasers will be required to place a $10,000 USD deposit at an authorized Kawasaki dealer within 48 hours of being notified by KMC. Additional details regarding the order process will be available on www.kawasaki.com.   A portion of the proceeds of the Ninja H2 Carbon sportbikes will go to charity, with Kawasaki donating $20,000 to the Road 2 Recovery Foundation. The non-profit was founded to help AMA-licensed supercross/motocross professionals with financial assistance should they suffer a career-ending injury, while also providing motivational, emotional, and spiritual support to those individuals and their families.