2017 Kawasaki H2 Carbon

Australia gets Kawasaki H2 Carbon bikes

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Only 120 limited-edition Kawasaki H2 Carbon models will be released worldwide this year and Australia may get almost 20 for customers.

Kawasaki Motors Australia marketing co-ordinator Milo Dokmanovic says they already have orders for the limited-edition supercharged Carbon model.2017 Kawasaki H2 Carbon

“Unfortunately I cannot divulge pricing until this model is officially released, which we anticipate will be in the near future,” he says.

The supercharged Kawasaki Ninja H2 and track-only H2R were unveiled in 2014 and arrived in Australia in 2015 at $33,000 for the standard and $60,000 for the H2R.

H2 Carbon

The 2017 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon has a similar carbon-fibre cowl, mirror-finish paint and green frame to the track-only Ninja H2R.2017 Kawasaki H2 Carbon

It also gets Ohlins rear suspension, an up and down quick-shifter, bank angle display and a serial number plate.

The H2 has 147.2kW (200ps/197hp) of power at 11,000rpm and 133.5Nm of torque at 10,5000rpm, but the supercharger boosts that to 154.5kW (210ps/207hp) and 140.4Nm.

The powerful track-only Ninja H2R has 228kW of power (310ps/305hp) at 14,000rpm and 165Nm of torque at 12,500rpm. With maximum ram air, power literally blows out to 240kW (326ps/321hp).

In July last year, four-time World Supersport champion Kenan Sofuoglu reached 400km/h (249mph) on the Kawasaki H2R.

The Turk reached the speed in just 26 seconds on the closed Osman Gazi suspension bridge, about 50km southeast of Istanbul.

Watch the video here.

  1. This line does not make any sense…

    “The H2 has 147.2kW (200ps/197hp) of power at 11,000rpm and 133.5Nm of torque at 10,5000rpm, but the supercharger boosts that to 154.5kW (210ps/207hp) and 140.4Nm.”

    The ram air is what increases it from 147.2kw to 154.5kw. The supercharger is what got it there in the first place.

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