2018 Intermot : 2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2 gets more power

Editor@Throttle|Updated: October 5, 2018 8:03
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Kawasaki have introduced the 2019 Ninja H2 with a peak power growth of 30bhp, taking it to a bottom-clenching 227bhp at 2018 Intermot. But this increased brutality is also being delivered with more refinement. Introduced in 2015, this is the first major evolution for the supercharged behemoth and Kawasaki have worked hard to make it cleverer, stop faster and despite the power increase, not use any more fuel.

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The 2019 H2 has new instrument panel, too, inspired by the cluster on the H2 SX. For the first time it features a TFT dash, plus smartphone connectivity - allowing you to monitor battery condition, fuel level, service intervals and log your riding. There’s also new Brembo Stylema calipers, first seen this year on the Ducati Panigale V4. Lighter and more rigid than any other superbike caliper on the market, they offer class-leading power – which will be needed, as we suspect the bike won’t be any lighter than the genuine 260kg kerb weight of the previous model. It also boasts new Bridgestone RS11 tyres, while retaining the Öhlins TTX36 shock introduced in 2017. Another new feature is the self-healing paint.

 

 

Kawasaki has  also introduced 2019 Kawasaki Ninja 125 and Z125  for Europe. They share a 125cc engine, a full-size chassis with 17-inch wheels and similar styling to the larger Ninja and Z models. The water-cooled 125cc four-valve DOHC Single claims 14.8 hp at 10000rpm and 8.6 lb-ft. at 7700 rpm. The engine is tuned for speeds below 100 kph (62 mph), while offering a bit of punch at higher revs. The engine is paired with a six-speed transmission.

 

Like the larger Z and Ninja bikes, both 125 models share a steel trellis frame balancing rigidity with a slim package and lighter weight. Up front, a 37mm telescopic fork offers 4.33 inches of travel while the rear uses a five-way preload adjustable Uni Track suspension. The braking system is comprised of a twin-piston front caliper with 290mm disc on the front wheel and a dual-piston caliper with 220mm disc on the rear wheel.

 

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