Kawasaki plans supercharged R2

Kawasaki has applied for patents for a 600cc supercharged sports bike called the R2 which will feature the supercharger from their H2 and H2R. Earlier this year, Kawasaki trademarked the names R2 and R2R which were believed to have a supercharged 800cc bike and there have also been rumours of bringing back the venerable 1970s …

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Artist's impression of a modern Kawasaki Z900 ninja 400

Kawasaki planning a supercharged Z900?

Kawasaki is looking to a supercharged future and may even bring back the venerable 1970s Z900 model, but with a forced-induction engine. The Japanese manufacturer has recently trademarked the Z900RS name and the internet is buzzing with rumours it will be supercharged. Car and Bike website released the above drawing of what they think it would look like. We …

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2016 Kawasaki Ninja H2 supercharged

Kawasaki plans 800cc supercharged R2

Kawasaki supercharged the motorcycling world with its H2 and now plans to extend the supercharging technology to smaller models, including an 800cc bike, strangely called the R2. Supercharging an engine makes it more efficient for fuel economy and exhaust emissions, but it also generates more power. While the Ninja H2 managed 200hp, the 800cc R2 …

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Kawasaki Ninja H2

Kawasaki Ninja H2 customised already

Even before the supercharged Kawasaki Ninja H2 has been unveiled, the world’s most powerful road-legal production bike has been customised. Hinter Schwarzenegg of Gannet Design in Switzerland has turned the futuristic Ninja H2 into a “naked” roadster called the Gannet H2. It’s only an artist’s rendering, but it shows what can be done. “The idea …

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Is the future for sportsbikes blown?

Kawasaki is tipped to launch a super-charged or turbocharged 600cc four-cylinder sportsbike called the Ninja H2 at the Intermot show in Cologne on September 30 and bring back its historic company emblem. The Ninja H2 is expected to be powered by the super-charged four-cylinder engine that Kawasaki showed at the Tokyo Motor Show last October.  Kawasaki …

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