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We were right: Kawasaki Ninja H2 does rev to 14,000rpm

Just sayin'

SOME of you scoffed when we told you we'd used an acoustic tachometer app to establish the new Ninia H2 revs to a 14,000rpm.

Well, eat your scoffs. The latest in Kawasaki's interminable series of teasers videos confirms a crankshaft speed - of 14,000rpm.

It doesn't add much else to the hype surrounding the new supercharged 998cc four-cylinder sports bike but it does add: 'Planetary gear technology found in aircraft gearboxes is used to drive the Ninja H2's impeller.'

Translation: 'It's got a supercharger.'

The 300hp track-only Ninja H2R was officially unveiled last Tuesday.

Visordown was first with a picture of the 200hp road-going version, the Ninja H2, which is due to be unveiled to the public at the Milan motorcycle show on November 4.

SOME of you scoffed when we told you we'd used an acoustic tachometer app to establish the new Ninja H2 revs to 14,000rpm.

Well, eat your scoffs. Yes, we used a free smartphone app that analysed the engine’s note to work out its speed, not exactly lab conditions. But the latest in Kawasaki's interminable series of teaser videos confirms a crankshaft speed - of 14,000rpm.

So thanks, acoustic tachometer.

Further proof comes from the rev counter on the Ninja H2R. While it has no numbers painted on it, the lines appear to show it will red-line at 14,000rpm. Not bad for 998cc.

The new video doesn't add much else to the hype surrounding the new supercharged four-cylinder sports bike. It says: 'Planetary gear technology found in aircraft gearboxes is used to drive the Ninja H2's impeller,' which turns at 130,000rpm.

Translation: 'It's got a supercharger.'

The 300hp track-only Ninja H2R was officially unveiled last Tuesday.

Visordown was first with a picture of the 200hp road-going version, the Ninja H2, which is due to be unveiled to the public at the Milan motorcycle show on November 4.

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