Kawasaki has officially revealed the prices of their flagship models , the Ninja H2 and the Ninja H2R for the European market.The non-street legal Kawasaki Ninja H2R is priced at 41,000 pounds which roughly translates to about 40 Lakh Indian Rupees , while the street legal H2 is priced half that at 22000 pounds (21.3 Lakhs) . Both the bikes where first unveiled at the 2014 INTERMOT autoshow.
The Kawasaki Ninja H2R is a strictly track based motorcycle. And for this reason ,along with the exorbitant high price means that the bike wont be getting a lot of customers ( And Kawasaki wont be making much of the H2R either) . What the bike does is that it showcases what the Japanese manufacturer is capable off ,and makes it very clear that they are not to be taken likely in the ever competitive motorcycling segment.So why isn’t the H2R street legal you ask? The bike is powered by a 1.0 liter supercharged engine which pumps out almost 300 bhp of power. With that kind of power the bike requires engine inspection for every 15hrs of running and complete engine bottom end overhaul for every 30 hours usage ,constant tyre change and warming before use and have we mentioned completely impractical for streets .Front and Rear paddok stands, an Akrapovic exhaust system and tyre warmers are provided as part of the standard kit.
The good news however is that the bike has got a street legal brother, the Ninja H2 . At 21.5 lakh* a piece you could argue that it is pricier than the other Kawasaki’s around , but it more than makes up for the premium. The menacing design is what strikes you at first look and is something we have not seen on any bike till date.The H2 is also powered by the same 998cc liquid-cooled, supercharged engine, but it has been detuned to produce a maximum of 200 PS of power at 11,000 RPM and 113.5 Nm of torque at 10,500 RPM. Akropovic exhaust system is part of the standard equipment for the European model
The H2 and H2R are expected to reach their owners by the 1st Quarter of 2015. India is also expected to get the Ninja H2 in the same year.
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*All prices in INR are just reflections of its European value.