The Ninja H2 brings the mind-bending power of Kawasaki’s supercharged hypersport machine to the street. Boasting a powerful 998 cc In-Line Four supercharged engine, state-of-the-art electronics, and the latest Brembo brakes, the Ninja H2 amounts to pure performance on the road.

Pure Dominance

The Ninja H2 street bike’s supercharged engine creates unprecedented power for remarkable acceleration. The heavy growl of the boosted litre-class engine is a sound the streets won’t soon forget.

In-house Designed

Chosen for its high-rpm performance, the centrifugal-type supercharger is incredibly efficient at compressing air (at up to 2.4x atmospheric pressure) while minimising heat. As a result of the supercharger’s efficiency, no large, heavy intercooler is required to cool the compressed air. The supercharger was designed to match the engine, allowing high-efficiency operation over a wider range of conditions than could be provided by a typical supercharger.

High-performance Component

The complex shape of the impeller is 3D machined from forged aluminium for high precision and durability. The impeller spins at 9.2x the speed of the crankshaft, reaching speeds of nearly 130,000 rpm, pumping over 200 litres of air per second into the engine.

Compact & Efficient

Designed using technology from Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI) Aerospace Company, the compact planetary gear train transfers power from the crankshaft to drive the impeller to incredibly high rpm with minimal power loss.

Unmatched Power

Loaded with technology developed specifically for a supercharged engine, the whole engine was designed to accommodate the higher air pressure from the supercharger as well as ensure a high reliability with the over 300 PS output of the closed-course Ninja H2R. In fact, aside from its camshafts, head gaskets and clutch, the engine unit is exactly the same as the unit designed for the Ninja H2R. Designed for high-performance racing engines, the premium dog-ring transmission enables smooth, precise, quick shifting. Rather than shifting gears into place, the gears in this configuration stay in place, with the lightweight dog rings moving to engage the gears. A high-quality hydraulic Assist & Slipper Clutch offers a light lever touch while helping to minimise wheel hop that may occur with rapid downshifting.

Unparalleled in Every Way

The massive power of the supercharged engine necessitates a multitude of high-performance components to ensure an unforgettably effortless, yet forceful experience.

Smooth & Precise

The Ohlins TTX36 rear shock with remote preload adjuster is fully adjustable and offers precise damping for enhanced traction, comfort and feedback to the rider. The KYB AOS-II (Air-Oil-Separate) low friction cartridge fork offers superb action; initial stroke is smooth and compliant followed by progressive damping through the end of the stroke. The front fork is fully adjustable for compression and rebound damping, as well as preload.

Innovative & Intelligent

The Ninja H2 utilises Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS) technology and comes equipped with dual radial-mount opposed four-piston Brembo Stylema front calipers and semi-floating o330 mm discs for aggressive braking. The Brembo clutch and front brake levers were designed to prevent wind force from engaging the levers while at higher speed.


The lightweight cast aluminium wheels were designed specifically for the Ninja H2 and were created using analysis from Kawasaki’s World Superbike team. Star-pattern 5-spoke wheels offer optimum rigidity for high-power performance. Bridgestone Battlax RS11 sport tyres contribute to sharp handling.

Strength & Flexibility

The trellis frame provides the strength to harness the incredible power of the supercharged engine and the balanced flex to achieve optimal rigidity and pliability for aggressive sport riding.


Key enhancements bring Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT) WorldSBK championship-proven electronics management technology to the Ninja H2. This results in precise chassis orientation awareness that assists the rider’s ability to adapt to a wide range of typical street riding conditions and scenarios.

Predictive & Adaptive

The Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) enables inertia along 6 Degrees of Freedom to be monitored. This next-level system enables predictive and adaptive electronics for precise chassis orientation awareness.

Capable & Efficient

This system allows riders to set engine braking according to preference. When the system is activated, the engine braking effect is reduced, providing less interference when riding on the circuit.

Kawasaki Quick Shifter

Complementing the engine’s strong power and the dog-ring transmission, a contactless-type quick shifter enables quick upshifts and downshifts for seamless acceleration and quick and smooth deceleration.

Take Control from your Phone

Bluetooth Smartphone Connectivity (using RIDEOLOGY THE APP*) connects you with your bike like never before, allowing you to view vehicle info, riding log, phone notifications, and general settings.*RIDEOLOGY THE APP is not intended for use during vehicle operation. Only use RIDEOLOGY THE APP when the vehicle is not being operated and it is safe to do so.

Kawasaki TRaction Control

Whereas many competitive traction control systems react to wheel-slip, KTRC, enhanced with feedback from the IMU, predicts conditions and acts before slippage exceeds the range for optimal traction. Nine modes allow riders to choose the degree in which KTRC intervenes during riding. KTRC can also be switched off completely.

Stunning & Iconic

The Ninja H2’s design projects intense force, becoming a product of functional beauty. Each and every angle is designed to contribute unprecedented performance and style.

Intuitive & Innovative

Designed by KHI’s Aerospace Company, the mirror stays feature airfoil cross-sections with Gurney flaps that contribute to downforce generation. A chin spoiler on the upper cowl is also function disguised in form, further contributing to downforce production.

Premium Quality

Kawasaki’s original silver-mirror paint was developed specifically for motorcycles. Its highly reflective, sparkling glasslike metal appearance adds to the bike’s stunning design. In the shade the paint appears black, but once in the sunlight its highly reflective surface takes on the appearance of the surrounding scenery. A special top coat allows certain types of scratches to repair themselves, enabling the paint to maintain its high-quality finish through normal wear and tear*. Self-healing is achieved through microscopic soft and hard segments within the top coat that work like a chemical spring, creating a trampoline effect that absorbs impacts.*Paint recovery is not immediate and may take more than one week. The paint will not recover from all scratches, including those caused by a coin, key or zip fastener.

Informative & Modern

An analogue-style tachometer is complemented by a high-grade full-colour TFT LCD screen, enabling information to be displayed graphically. The high-grade, full-colour display ensures a high level of visibility. In addition to a digital speedometer and gear position indicator, display functions include odometer, dual trip meters, current mileage, average mileage, fuel consumption, bank angle display and max bank angle recording function, average speed, total time, coolant temperature, boost indicator, boost (intake air chamber) temperature, clock, and Economical Riding Indicator.

Sharp & Efficient

For a bright and more efficient look, all light equipment utilises LED technology, including turn signals and license plate lamp.


  • Maximum Power

    170.0 kW {231 PS} / 11,500 rpm

  • Maximum Power with Ram Air

    178.5 kW {243 PS} / 11,500 rpm

  • Maximum Torque

    141.7 Nm {14.4 kgfm} / 11,000 rpm

  • Engine

    4-stroke In-Line Four

  • Displacement

    998 cc

  • Bore x Stroke

    76.0 × 55.0 mm

  • Compression Ratio


  • Valve System

    DOHC, 16 valves

  • Fuel System

    Fuel injection: o50 mm x 4 with dual injection

  • Intake System

    Kawasaki Supercharger

  • Ignition


  • Starting


  • Cooling


  • Lubrication

    Forced lubrication, wet sump with oil cooler

  • Transmission

    6-speed, return, dog-ring

  • Primary Reduction Ratio

    1.551 (76/49)

  • Gear Ratio: 1st

    3.188 (51/16)

  • Gear Ratio: 2nd

    2.526 (48/19)

  • Gear Ratio: 3rd

    2.045 (45/22)

  • Gear Ratio: 4th

    1.727 (38/22)

  • Gear Ratio: 5th

    1.524 (32/21)

  • Gear Ratio: 6th

    1.348 (31/23)

  • Final Reduction Ratio

    2.444 (44/18)

  • Clutch

    Wet multi-disc, manual

  • Final Drive



  • Frame

    Trellis, high-tensile steel, with Swingarm Mounting Plate

  • Front Suspension

    o43 mm inverted fork with rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability and top-out springs

  • Rear Suspension

    New Uni Trak, Ohlins TTX36 gas-charged shock with piggyback reservoir, compression and rebound damping and spring preload adjustability, and top-out spring

  • Front Wheel Travel

    120 mm

  • Rear Wheel Travel

    135 mm

  • Rake


  • Trail

    103 mm

  • Steering Angle (L/R)

    27? / 27?

  • Front Tyre

    120/70ZR17M/C (58W)

  • Rear Tyre

    200/55ZR17M/C (78W)

  • Front Brake/s

    Dual semi-floating o330 mm Brembo discs

  • Front Caliper/s

    Dual radial-mount, Brembo Stylema monobloc, opposed 4-piston

  • Rear Brake

    o250 mm disc

  • Rear Caliper

    Brembo, opposed 2-piston


  • Dimensions (LxWxH)

    2,085 × 770 × 1,125 mm

  • Wheelbase

    1,455 mm

  • Road Clearance

    130 mm

  • Seat Height

    825 mm

  • Curb Mass

    238 kg

  • Fuel Capacity

    17 litres

  • Model Code


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