Kawasaki reveals updated Ninja H2 and H2R plus new H2 Carbon

120 limited-edition Ninja H2 Carbons to be made, each individually numbered

Kawasaki reveals updated Ninja H2 and H2R plus new H2 Carbon

KAWASAKI has just revealed these updated 2017 versions its Ninja H2 and H2R along with a new ‘Carbon’ edition.

The H2 and H2R benefit from Kawasaki’s ‘most advanced electronics package’ and suppler suspension thanks to an Öhlins TTX rear shock, the firm says.

The H2 also now complies with Euro4 emission limits thanks to a new exhaust.

Meanwhile the H2 Carbon (pictured) gains a carbon-fibre upper fairing, which is also available as a retrofit accessory.

The H2R and H2 Carbon also get a new type of Kawasaki’s ‘silver-mirror’ paint, featuring a matte element. Only 120 of the Carbons are to be made, each individually numbered. 

All versions now have a six-axis inertial measurement unit, measuring lean angle and forward and backward pitch to fine-tune the intervention of rider aids including traction control and ABS.

Kawasaki says the result is ‘corner braking control’ - effectively cornering ABS – allowing mid-corner braking without the bike standing up and running wide.

There’s also new up/down quick-shifter and the Brembo brake levers have new holes in them, said to ‘enhance their aerodynamic performance’.

That’s right – the holes make it go faster.

The instrument panel now includes a lean angle indicator, and maximum lean angle recording function. 

The new Ninja H2s were revealed today at the Intermot motorcycle show in Cologne, Germany.