The hyper-sport motorcycle from Japanese manufacturer Kawasaki, the Ninja H2, will be getting a number of updates next year. A new intake system, engine control unit (ECU), tyres and brakes are the expected upgrades on the bike.
And its power figures will see a jump by a whopping 31 horsepower. Quite interestingly, the bike will also receive a new “self-healing” paint-job, Autocar India reported.
The H2’s new power output, 231hp, up from its previous 200hp power figure, will be its most significant change for 2019. The bike-maker has impressively increased the engine’s power while keeping the outgoing model Euro-IV compliant and maintaining fuel efficiency ratings.
Torque will also be increased, by 8.2Nm, taking the superbike’s total to 141.7Nm. Currently the Ducati Panigale V4, with its 214hp, is the most powerful road-legal production superbike on sale, and the Ninja H2 is set to dethrone the leader when it is launched in 2019.
Besides the additional horsepower, the 2019 Ninja H2 has been updated with the latest Brembo high-spec brake callipers. It gets a new TFT, colour instrument cluster with four selectable display modes and smartphone connectivity. The new Ninja H2 rides on Bridgestone RS11 tyres.
The list of changes will also be carried over to the Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon. While the price tag has not been revealed yet, the Ninja H2 lineup is expected to be priced above the current Rs. 33.30 lakh (ex-showroom).
All bike sin the Kawasaki Ninja H2 range share the 998cc inline four-cylinder engine, proprietary supercharger, lightweight trellis frame, aerodynamic bodywork, and a single-sided swingarm.
The 2019 Ninja H2 will be made available in Mirror Coated Spark Black, while the 2019 Ninja H2 Carbon will be offered in Mirror Coated Matte Spark Black / Golden Blazed Green. The self-repairing paint job of the new Ninja H2 allows small scratches to be evened out with some heat, according to a report by the Financial Express.