Supercharged supersport motorcycles like the Kawasaki H2 always make bikers restless many nights before the official launch. Two years ago, when information came out that Kawasaki would stop production of the H2R, a monster that dominated the racing scene, it made a lot of people sad. Specifically, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer announced that it would stop production of the Kawasaki Ninja H2R from October 2020, and accept the last order from September 20 to October 21, 2020.
Understanding the importance and the possibility of making a superbike like the Kawasaki H2R missing the opportunity to be present in Vietnam, a domestic dealer decided to import this supercar and now this monster is being exhibited in Hanoi. Quick review of the track-only superbike Kawasaki H2R arriving in Vietnam we noticed aside from the high price, the inconvenience of this bike is that it cannot be registered and ridden in Vietnam due to being a track-only production model.
First of all, the superbike in the motorcycle lineup, the Kawasaki H2R, does not have a headlight, this helps reduce weight because in racing, motorcycles are not required to use headlights unlike street models, this is a mandatory requirement. Next, the Kawasaki H2R is produced for racing so the rearview mirror is also removed.
Removing the headlight and rearview mirror makes the appearance of the Kawasaki H2R look much more fierce than the dozen or so Kawasaki H2s rolling on the streets of Vietnam. The Kawasaki H2R uses a lot of expensive, top-notch materials to produce the frame, fairing of the bike, and the highlight is still the carbon fiber seen on half of the front of the bike.
First, we lightly evaluate the front with a very menacing design, the position of the rearview mirror is replaced by a sharp carbon fiber plate that can “cheat” any opponent on the racetrack, next is the removal of the spherical eyes of the bike like the standard version did, the Kawasaki H2R looks very aggressive.
Between the front mudguard and the front of the bike are two beautiful wind-splitting bars, on the sides, the Kawasaki H2R has a modified fairing to ensure the best aerodynamics, a full body fuel tank made of black chrome-colored aluminum Quick Fuel… The suit on the Kawasaki H2R took nearly 8 months to complete.
In addition, the Kawasaki Ninja H2R also has a smart screen and wireless connectivity with a phone for riders to use the Rideology The App application on the phone, some functions of the bike can be accessed and customized, enhancing the riding experience.
To understand why the Kawasaki Ninja H2R is so expensive, it is necessary to mention the 4-cylinder engine block, 998cc displacement, the supercharger of the bike will produce a maximum power of 310 horsepower at 14,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 155 Nm at 12,500 rpm.
When the Kawasaki Ninja H2R is activated with Ram-air, the bike’s maximum power can reach up to 326 horsepower and the maximum torque increases to 165 Nm at 12,500 rpm. With that incredible power, the track-only superbike set the record for the world’s fastest motorcycle by taking just 26 seconds to accelerate from a standing start to 400 km/h on the Osman Gazi Bridge in Turkey. Speeds above 400 km/h are something that supercar brands like Lamborghini or Ferrari have not dared to achieve in their cars.
Photos: Do Hoang Dat