Kawasaki Ninja H2


Make Model

Kawasaki Ninja H2




Four Stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 16 valve, Supercharger Centrifugal, scroll-type


998 cc / 60.9 cub in

Bore x Stroke

76 x 55 mm

Cooling System

Liquid cooled

Compression Ratio



Forced, wet sump with oil cooler




DFI® with 50mm throttle bodies (4) with dual injection

Electronic Rider Aids

Kawasaki Cornering Management Function (KCMF), Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM), Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS), Kawasaki Engine Brake Control, Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS) (upshift & downshift), Öhlins Electronic Steering Damper





Max Power

228 hp / 166.4 kW @ 11500 rpm

Max Torque

141.7 Nm / 104.5 lb-ft @ 11000 rpm


Multiplate assist and slipper clutch


6 Speed, with Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS) (upshift & downshift)

Final Drive

Sealed chain


Trellis, high-tensile steel, with swingarm mounting plate

Front Suspension

43mm inverted fork with adjustable rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability and top-out springs

Front Wheel Travel

119 mm / 4.7 in

Rear Suspension

Uni-Trak®, Öhlins TTX36 gas charged shock with piggyback reservoir, 22-way compression and rebound damping and adjustability, and hand-turn spring preload adjustability and top-out spring

Rear Wheel Travel

135 mm / 5.3 in

Front Brakes

2x 330 mm semi floating discs, radial-mount, opposed 4-piston Brembo Stylema® calipers, KIBS ABS

Rear Brakes

Single 250mm disc, opposed 2-piston calipers, KIBS ABS

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR17 Bridgestone V01F slick

Rear Tyre

190/65 ZR17 Bridgestone V01R slick




101.6 mm / 4.0 in


Length   2085 mm / 82.1 in
Width     775 mm / 30.5 in
Height  1125 mm / 44.3 in


1450 mm / 57.1 in

Ground Clearance

130 mm / 5.1 in

Seat Height

830 mm / 32.7 in

Wet Weight

216 kg / 476.3 lb

Fuel Capacity 

17 Litres / 4.5 US gal


The Ninja H2 has done it again with another leap forward in power and technology. The 998cc Supercharged engine puts out even more power, the next generation Brembo Stylema calipers produce unbelievable stopping power, and a full TFT dashboard with Bluetooth connectivity ensures you are connected in ways you never thought possible. It even has highly durable paint that heals itself from minor scratches in the sun. Adding these to an already awe-striking package, it’s no wonder that the H2 is Built Beyond Belief.


Since the Ninja H2 sportbike was introduced, Kawasaki engineers were able to pursue unadulterated performance while remaining street legal and street capable.


A second model, the Ninja H2 Carbon, was developed as a special, limited edition model that features beautiful, strong and lightweight carbon fiber front bodywork and special insignia. The Ninja H2 and Ninja H2 Carbon are following in the footsteps of the unrestricted, track only Ninja H2R motorcycle.


In addition to the increased performance for the Ninja H2, Kawasaki has added Brembo’s latest high-spec calipers. In the cockpit, a new TFT (thin-film transistor) color instrumentation display with four selectable display modes, as well as Smartphone Connectivity which enables riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly. Bringing all this power and technology to the pavement are new Bridgestone RS11 tires.


These incredible machines share technologically advanced components, including the 998cc inline four-cylinder engine, proprietary supercharger, lightweight trellis frame, compact superbike dimensions, aerodynamic bodywork, and a strong single-sided swingarm. The 2019 Ninja H2 is available in Mirror Coated Spark Black, while the 2019 Ninja H2 Carbon is offered in Mirror Coated Matte Spark Black / Golden Blazed Green with its clear coated raw carbon fiber fairing on display.


An extension of the “Built Beyond Belief” concept of the original Ninja H2, the new Ninja H2 and Ninja H2 Carbon benefit from engine updates that increase maximum power to 231 PS† – making these supercharged supersport machines Kawasaki’s most powerful street models ever.

† This engine is rated in PS power units. Gross power is different from net power. Net power is generally less than gross, but varies with engine specifications. Gross power is a general measure to compare one engine to another, as to its overall capacity. Your specific engine net power rating will be different and most likely less than the rated power.

Highlights of the 2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2 and Ninja H2 hypersports:


NEW Most powerful H2 engine to date while maintaining the same fuel efficiency
NEW Brembo Stylema® monobloc brake calipers
NEW Bridgestone Battlax RS11 sport tires
NEW TFT full color instrument display with four selectable modes
NEW Smartphone connectivity
NEW All LED lighting
NEW Highly Durable Paint with “self repairing” top coat on high touch areas


Fully Euro4 compliant, the new model year Ninja H2 enjoys a substantial power increase from 200PS to an incredible 231PS. Pioneering the contemporary use of Supercharger technology on production motorcycles, Kawasaki is keen that power is not the only significant feature and, for 2019, there are certainly many other highlights such as the preservation of the current fuel economy figures despite the rise in horse power.


Some of this impressive power and fuel economy combination is due to a number of parts crossing over from the successful ultimate sport touring Ninja H2 SX. Items included in the new Ninja H2 spec include the air-filter, intake chamber, spark plugs and ECU but, critically, not the adoption of the balanced Supercharger.


Along with new high performance Bridgestone RS11 tyres the new spec also includes the latest Brembo “Stylema” front brake calipers. Super rigid, the Stylema has increased pad cooling ability, more instant and predictable initial actuation and better temperature characteristics for the brake fluid itself.

Visually there are also updates including a new Supercharged emblem plus highly durable paint and, for the first time on a Ninja H2, TFT colour meters with Bluetooth connectivity.


The highly durable paint is a noteworthy feature that, in suitably warm ambient temperatures, can “selfheal” minor scratches and scuffs in an impressively short time frame. Developed in-house by Kawasaki, the time between the appearance of a light scratch and “healing” is in a different league to similar automotive systems that can take weeks to fully “heal”.


The TFT meters have the same contemporary look and feel those currently fitted to the Ninja H2 SX SE but with the added innovation of smartphone connectivity via Kawasaki’s new “Rideology” App. Once paired, the smart phone can display a number of items including vehicle information such as fuel level and battery condition as well as a riding log and service interval updates.


“The visual impact and engineering prowess of the Ninja H2 will surely increase thanks to this major update”, commented Kenji Nagahara, Managing Director of Kawasaki Motors Europe. “This Supercharged machine is the physical embodiment of our corporate strength. The addition of more power, smart phone “Rideology” technology and other specification

upgrades for 2019 shows that, as a company, we are constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible and delivering cutting edge motorcycles to the market.“