Not only does the supercharged 2019 Kawasaki H2 come with a 15% power boost to 171kW (230hp), but has “mirror” paint that heals itself if scratched!
Yes, we’re all excited about one of the fastest bikes on the planet having more power, but not many of us are able to afford the current $34,000 price tag nor the seeding fines and accumulated points!
There’s a lot of other updates, but the one that really tickles our fancy is the special mirror paintwork that has a self-healing surface to fix those niggling scratches.
This is something that could eventually flow to other bikes and help ease the anguish riders get when they scratch their pride and joy.
Apparently the stunning mirror paint has been a nightmare for riders to keep looking stunning as it cops scratches from road debris.
Kawasaki’s new paint includes a special top coat that they say repairs some minor wear and tear.
The top coat contains microscopic hard and soft pieces that Kawasaki says acts like a “chemical spring”, absorbing small impacts.
However, it only works in warm climates and can take up to a week to self-repair.
It’s also only good for tiny marks and still won’t fix those annoying scratches you get from keys, belt buckles and zippers.
But it’s a start and we;’d love to see it included in other bikes.
The 2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2 will come in Mirror Coated Spark Black, the H2 Carbon comes in Mirror Coated Matte Spark Black/Golden Blazed Green while the track-only H2R is in Mirror Coated Matte Spark Black.