Kawasaki Ninja H2R Pushes The Superbike Envelope With 300 Horsepower

If excessive horsepower got motorcycles drunk, the Kawasaki Ninja H2R will die of an alcohol overdose before it even travels 100 miles.  Forget drinking a case of beer, this is like gobbling an entire truck, while downing whiskey shots on the side.

Powered by a supercharged 998cc four-cylinder engine, the Kawasaki Ninja H2R boasts a whopping 300 horsepower.  For perspective, that’s 50% more power than the beastly Ducati 1199 Panigale R and Ducati 1199 Superleggera, both of which put out what seems like a measly 200 ponies in comparison.  While no exact performance numbers were given, that’s almost certain to let a skilled rider take it past 200 mph easy – a ridiculous feat both for the bike itself and whatever daredevil will dare take a sub-400-pound vehicle into that speed range.  Key features include a high tensile steel trellis frame, three sets of carbon fiber wings on the fairings, a single-sided swingarm, fully-adjustable KYB gear suspension, and Brembo radial monobloc brakes.

Plus, the darn thing looks like it’s been designed to be ridden by a superhero.  Or his arch-nemesis.  Both of whom have to be insane enough, by the way, to willingly ride a bike blasting this much power.  Bruce Wayne called, he wants three of this, ASAP.

No word on pricing for the Kawasaki Ninja H2R, but you can bet it will be a premium.  The company also announced that they will be introducing a street-legal version of this monstrosity at EICMA in November.

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