Three words: Closed Course Only. A supercharged superbike like the Kawasaki Ninja H2R is designed and destined for tearing the track, and is an exercise in engineering capabilities. From its stability-enhancing bodywork (the whole shebang of winglets and downforce-utilizing carbon fiber upper fairing), balanced, rigid steel trellis frame, bracing saddle, and MotoGP-inspired clutch/transmission working with the supercharged four-cylinder engine, you know this bike is meant to rip. Combine that with a track-minded electronics package consisting of a launch control mode, traction control modes, engine-brake control, and an electronic steering damper for top performance.
Exclusive superbike rides include Honda’s CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP, Yamaha YZF-R1M, and Aprilia RSV4 1000 RR as the H2R’s competition. Wouldn’t all of these make for one explosive trackday comparison?
The instrumentation has seen some changes: Lean angle is added and the boost pressure display is also updated to show both segments and boost percentage. Aside from this update, no other changes have been made. The H2R is only available in Matte Spark Black for an investment of $55,000.