The last video released from Kawasaki confirms that the Ninja H2 will indeed come equipped with a supercharged engine! The more details that leak out the more we are convinced that the H2 is in fact Built Beyond Belief as their tag line suggests. All we know is we can't wait to see this engineered monster in the flesh!
So the rumor on the street is that someone with an inside line has spilled the beans.
"How do you like the sounds of a centrifugal supercharged 1,000cc Inline 4 making north of 222 bhp (225 PS, 165Kw)? Because according to Kawasaki that’s just what you’re going to get. The engine is said to be its own ground up design and not based on either the 1,043cc from the Ninja 1000, nor the 998cc ZX-10R."
Now this is still all he said, she said so don't take this to the bank, but at least some information is starting to leak out!
The above photo is the first time that we have even seen a leak of H2. There is no way to tell if this is a legit leak, or just something that someone, somewhere photoshopped together. Kawasaki is keeping the H2 close to their collective vest this go around. In the age where technology and information is flying around us all of the time, it seems amazing that Kawie was able to keep this one out of the way of a passing iPhone or the almost-inevitable supplier leak.
Good work Kawasaki and I cannot wait until the unveiling a the end of this month in INTERMOT.