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2021 Kawasaki Ninja H2 R
2021 Kawasaki Ninja H2 R

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Kawasaki
Model Year
2021
2021
Model
Ninja H2 R
Ninja H2 R
Model Code
ZX1000YMFNN
ZX1000YMFNN
Color
Mirror Coated Matte Spark Black
Mirror Coated Matte Spark Black

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston Brembo Stylema® calipers, dual semi-floating 330 mm discs, KIBS ABS

Rear - Opposed 2-piston calipers, single 250 mm disc, KIBS ABS

Kawasaki Engine Brake Control

Front - Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston Brembo Stylema® calipers, dual semi-floating 330 mm discs, KIBS ABS

Rear - Opposed 2-piston calipers, single 250 mm disc, KIBS ABS

Kawasaki Engine Brake Control

Wheels
Lightweight cast aluminum
Lightweight cast aluminum
Tires

Front - 120 / 60 17 Bridgestone Racing Battlax V01F Slick, Soft

Rear - 190 / 65 17 Bridgestone Racing Battlax V01R Slick, Medium

Front - 120 / 60 17 Bridgestone Racing Battlax V01F Slick, Soft

Rear - 190 / 65 17 Bridgestone Racing Battlax V01R Slick, Medium

Dimensions

Length
Overall - 81.5 in.
Overall - 81.5 in.
Height
Overall - 45.7 in.
Overall - 45.7 in.
Width
Overall - 33.5 in.
Overall - 33.5 in.
Weight
Curb - 476.3 lb.
Curb - 476.3 lb.
Ground Clearance
5.1 in.
5.1 in.
Wheelbase
57.1 in.
57.1 in.
Seat Height
32.7 in.
32.7 in.

Drivetrain

Transmission
6-speed, return, dog-ring
6-speed, return, dog-ring
Final Drive
Sealed chain
Sealed chain

Electrical

Instrumentation
Analog Tach and LCD
Analog Tach and LCD
Advanced Electronics
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
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

Engine

Engine
4-stroke, In-Line Four, DOHC, 16-valve, Supercharged
4-stroke, In-Line Four, DOHC, 16-valve, Supercharged
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Displacement
998 cc
998 cc
Bore x Stroke
76 x 55 mm
76 x 55 mm
Torque
Maximum - 121.5 ft. lb. @ 12,500 rpm
Maximum - 121.5 ft. lb. @ 12,500 rpm
Compression Ratio
8.3:1
8.3:1
Fuel System
DFI® with 50 mm throttle bodies (4) with dual injection ; Kawasaki Supercharger
DFI® with 50 mm throttle bodies (4) with dual injection ; Kawasaki Supercharger
Ignition
Digital
Digital
Fuel Capacity
4.5 gal.
4.5 gal.

Operational

Frame
Trellis, high-tensile steel, with swingarm mounting plate
Trellis, high-tensile steel, with swingarm mounting plate
Front Suspension

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

Travel - 4.7 in.

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

Travel - 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

Travel - 5.3 in.

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

Travel - 5.3 in.

Rake
25.1°
25.1°
Trail
4.3 in.
4.3 in.

Other

Includes

Electronic Throttle Valves

Economical Riding Indicator

ERGO-FIT®

IMU-Enhanced Chassis Orientation Awareness

Carbon fiber aerodynamic devices

Bosch IMU with Kawasaki's dynamic modeling software

Silver-Mirror Paint

Electronic Throttle Valves

Economical Riding Indicator

ERGO-FIT®

IMU-Enhanced Chassis Orientation Awareness

Carbon fiber aerodynamic devices

Bosch IMU with Kawasaki's dynamic modeling software

Silver-Mirror Paint

Features

Advanced Electronics

  • STATE-OF-THE-ART: Key enhancements bring Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT) WorldSBK championship-proven electronics management technology to the Ninja H2™R motorcycle. The compact IMU enables inertia along 6 Degrees of Freedom to be monitored (acceleration along longitudinal, transverse and vertical axes, plus roll rate and pitch are measured). The yaw rate is calculated by the ECU using Kawasaki’s proprietary dynamic modeling software. The result is precise chassis orientation awareness that assists the rider’s ability to adapt to a wide range of closed-course riding conditions.
  • KAWASAKI TRACTION CONTROL: Whereas many competitive traction control systems react to wheel-slip, this IMU-enhanced feedback version of KTRC predicts conditions and acts before slippage exceeds the range for optimal traction. Nine modes allow riders to choose the degree in which KTRC intervenes during riding. KTRC can also be switched off completely.
  • KAWASAKI LAUNCH CONTROL MODE: Three-mode KLCM provides unmatchable acceleration from a stop by electronically controlling engine output to minimize rear wheel-slip and front-end lift. Kawasaki Launch Control Mode allows the rider to launch from a stop with the throttle held wide open.
  • KAWASAKI INTELLIGENT ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM: IMU enabled Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS) is a supersport-grade, high-precision, multi-sensing ABS brake assistance system that uses high-precision control to modulate brake pressure during sport riding.
  • CAPABLE & EFFICIENT: This system allows riders to set engine braking according to preference. When the system is activated, the engine braking effect is reduced, providing less interference when riding on the circuit.
  • KAWASAKI QUICK SHIFTER: Complementing the engine’s strong power and the dog-ring transmission, a contactless-type quick shifter enables quick upshifts for seamless acceleration. The KQS also enables clutchless downshifts for quick and smooth deceleration.

Performance

  • HEART-POUNDING EXHILARATION: Surrounding the Ninja H2™R motorcycle’s high-output engine is a multitude of premium, high-performance components, selected specifically for unmatchable performance at track speeds.
  • SMOOTH & PRECISE: The Öhlins® TTX36 rear shock, with remote preload adjuster, is fully adjustable and offers precise damping for enhanced traction, comfort and feedback to the rider. The KYB® AOS-II (Air-Oil-Separate) low friction cartridge fork offers superb action; initial stroke is smooth and compliant followed by progressive damping through the end of the stroke. The front fork is fully adjustable for compression and rebound damping, as well as preload.
  • SERIOUS STOPPING POWER: The Ninja H2™R motorcycle comes equipped with dual radial-mount opposed four-piston Brembo Stylema® front calipers and semi-floating 330mm discs for aggressive braking. The Brembo clutch and front brake levers were designed to prevent wind force from engaging the levers while at higher speed. This impressive hardware is governed by the supersport-grade Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS).
  • WORLD SUPERBIKE-INSPIRED: The lightweight cast aluminum wheels were designed specifically for the Ninja H2™R motorcycle and were created using analysis from Kawasaki's World Superbike team. The Ninja H2R comes equipped with a massive 200mm rear tire that transmits power to the ground.

Power

  • PURE DOMINANCE: The unprecedented power output of the supercharged Ninja H2™R closed-course motorcycle is made possible only through a system of finely-tuned and carefully crafted high-quality components.
  • IN-HOUSE DESIGNED: Chosen for its high-rpm performance, the centrifugal-type supercharger is incredibly efficient at compressing air (at up to 2.4x atmospheric pressure) while minimizing heat. As a result of the supercharger’s efficiency, no large, heavy intercooler is required to cool the compressed air. The supercharger was designed to match the engine, allowing high-efficiency operation over a wider range of conditions that could not be provided by a typical supercharger.
  • FORGED ALUMINUM IMPELLER: The complex shape of the impeller is 3D machined from forged aluminum for high precision and durability. The impeller spins at 9.2x speed of the crankshaft, reaching speeds of nearly 130,000 rpm, pumping a capacity of over 200 liters of air per second into the engine.
  • PRECISION-CRAFTED: Designed using technology from Kawasaki Heavy Industries., Ltd. (KHI) Aerospace Company, the planetary gear transfers power from the crankshaft to drive the impeller to incredibly high rpm.
  • DOMINATE THE TRACK: The balanced supercharged engine delivers both exhilarating acceleration and superb fuel efficiency. The key to achieving this balance was increasing the engine’s thermal efficiency by utilizing a high compression ratio. Designed for high-performance racing engines, the premium dog-ring transmission allows for smooth, precise, quick shifting. Rather than shifting gears into place, the gears in this configuration stay in place, with the lightweight dog rings moving to engage the gears. A high-quality hydraulic Assist and Slipper clutch minimizes wheel chatter caused by rapid downshifting and self-adjusts to ensure consistent performance and smooth actuation.

Styling

  • FORM & FUNCTION PERFECTED: The Ninja H2™R motorcycle design projects intense force becoming a product of functional beauty. Each and every angle, from the carbon-fiber wings to the front fender, is designed to contribute unprecedented performance and style.
  • SELF-REPAIRING TOP COAT: Features a special top coat that allows certain types of scratches to repair themselves, enabling the paint to maintain its high-quality finish through normal wear and tear*. *Paint recovery is not immediate and may take more than one week. The paint will not recover from all scratches, including those caused by a coin, key or zip fastener.
  • BREATHTAKING AERODYNAMIC DESIGN: The Ninja H2™R motorcycle’s aerodynamic design helps reduce drag, create downforce and ensure optimal airflow to the supercharger. Carbon-fiber vortex down control wings, designed by KHI’s Aerospace Division feature angled winglets to help smooth airflow around the wingtips, so that the wings can effectively create downforce. Highly rigid carbon-fiber upper cowl and aerodynamically shaped rear cowl helps efficiently direct airflow to reduce resistance while a chin spoiler further contributes to downforce generation and higher stability.

Advanced Electronics

  • STATE-OF-THE-ART: Key enhancements bring Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT) WorldSBK championship-proven electronics management technology to the Ninja H2™R motorcycle. The compact IMU enables inertia along 6 Degrees of Freedom to be monitored (acceleration along longitudinal, transverse and vertical axes, plus roll rate and pitch are measured). The yaw rate is calculated by the ECU using Kawasaki’s proprietary dynamic modeling software. The result is precise chassis orientation awareness that assists the rider’s ability to adapt to a wide range of closed-course riding conditions.
  • KAWASAKI TRACTION CONTROL: Whereas many competitive traction control systems react to wheel-slip, this IMU-enhanced feedback version of KTRC predicts conditions and acts before slippage exceeds the range for optimal traction. Nine modes allow riders to choose the degree in which KTRC intervenes during riding. KTRC can also be switched off completely.
  • KAWASAKI LAUNCH CONTROL MODE: Three-mode KLCM provides unmatchable acceleration from a stop by electronically controlling engine output to minimize rear wheel-slip and front-end lift. Kawasaki Launch Control Mode allows the rider to launch from a stop with the throttle held wide open.
  • KAWASAKI INTELLIGENT ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM: IMU enabled Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS) is a supersport-grade, high-precision, multi-sensing ABS brake assistance system that uses high-precision control to modulate brake pressure during sport riding.
  • CAPABLE & EFFICIENT: This system allows riders to set engine braking according to preference. When the system is activated, the engine braking effect is reduced, providing less interference when riding on the circuit.
  • KAWASAKI QUICK SHIFTER: Complementing the engine’s strong power and the dog-ring transmission, a contactless-type quick shifter enables quick upshifts for seamless acceleration. The KQS also enables clutchless downshifts for quick and smooth deceleration.

Performance

  • HEART-POUNDING EXHILARATION: Surrounding the Ninja H2™R motorcycle’s high-output engine is a multitude of premium, high-performance components, selected specifically for unmatchable performance at track speeds.
  • SMOOTH & PRECISE: The Öhlins® TTX36 rear shock, with remote preload adjuster, is fully adjustable and offers precise damping for enhanced traction, comfort and feedback to the rider. The KYB® AOS-II (Air-Oil-Separate) low friction cartridge fork offers superb action; initial stroke is smooth and compliant followed by progressive damping through the end of the stroke. The front fork is fully adjustable for compression and rebound damping, as well as preload.
  • SERIOUS STOPPING POWER: The Ninja H2™R motorcycle comes equipped with dual radial-mount opposed four-piston Brembo Stylema® front calipers and semi-floating 330mm discs for aggressive braking. The Brembo clutch and front brake levers were designed to prevent wind force from engaging the levers while at higher speed. This impressive hardware is governed by the supersport-grade Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS).
  • WORLD SUPERBIKE-INSPIRED: The lightweight cast aluminum wheels were designed specifically for the Ninja H2™R motorcycle and were created using analysis from Kawasaki's World Superbike team. The Ninja H2R comes equipped with a massive 200mm rear tire that transmits power to the ground.

Power

  • PURE DOMINANCE: The unprecedented power output of the supercharged Ninja H2™R closed-course motorcycle is made possible only through a system of finely-tuned and carefully crafted high-quality components.
  • IN-HOUSE DESIGNED: Chosen for its high-rpm performance, the centrifugal-type supercharger is incredibly efficient at compressing air (at up to 2.4x atmospheric pressure) while minimizing heat. As a result of the supercharger’s efficiency, no large, heavy intercooler is required to cool the compressed air. The supercharger was designed to match the engine, allowing high-efficiency operation over a wider range of conditions that could not be provided by a typical supercharger.
  • FORGED ALUMINUM IMPELLER: The complex shape of the impeller is 3D machined from forged aluminum for high precision and durability. The impeller spins at 9.2x speed of the crankshaft, reaching speeds of nearly 130,000 rpm, pumping a capacity of over 200 liters of air per second into the engine.
  • PRECISION-CRAFTED: Designed using technology from Kawasaki Heavy Industries., Ltd. (KHI) Aerospace Company, the planetary gear transfers power from the crankshaft to drive the impeller to incredibly high rpm.
  • DOMINATE THE TRACK: The balanced supercharged engine delivers both exhilarating acceleration and superb fuel efficiency. The key to achieving this balance was increasing the engine’s thermal efficiency by utilizing a high compression ratio. Designed for high-performance racing engines, the premium dog-ring transmission allows for smooth, precise, quick shifting. Rather than shifting gears into place, the gears in this configuration stay in place, with the lightweight dog rings moving to engage the gears. A high-quality hydraulic Assist and Slipper clutch minimizes wheel chatter caused by rapid downshifting and self-adjusts to ensure consistent performance and smooth actuation.

Styling

  • FORM & FUNCTION PERFECTED: The Ninja H2™R motorcycle design projects intense force becoming a product of functional beauty. Each and every angle, from the carbon-fiber wings to the front fender, is designed to contribute unprecedented performance and style.
  • SELF-REPAIRING TOP COAT: Features a special top coat that allows certain types of scratches to repair themselves, enabling the paint to maintain its high-quality finish through normal wear and tear*. *Paint recovery is not immediate and may take more than one week. The paint will not recover from all scratches, including those caused by a coin, key or zip fastener.
  • BREATHTAKING AERODYNAMIC DESIGN: The Ninja H2™R motorcycle’s aerodynamic design helps reduce drag, create downforce and ensure optimal airflow to the supercharger. Carbon-fiber vortex down control wings, designed by KHI’s Aerospace Division feature angled winglets to help smooth airflow around the wingtips, so that the wings can effectively create downforce. Highly rigid carbon-fiber upper cowl and aerodynamically shaped rear cowl helps efficiently direct airflow to reduce resistance while a chin spoiler further contributes to downforce generation and higher stability.