2021 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Motorcycle Launched in India
Japanese bikemaker, Kawasaki has revealed the prices for the 2021 Ninja H2R in India. The new model has undergone a significant price hike, up from Rs. 75,80,000 last year to Rs. 79,90,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The 2021 Kawasaki Ninja H2R continues to be available in a single paint option – Mirror Coated Matte Spark Black. The styling of the two-wheeler remains unchanged; key design features include aerodynamic winglets, a sharp front fairing, a single-sided swingarm, and a rider-only saddle.
2021 Kawasaki Ninja H2R: Hardware
The Ninja H2R gets dual 330mm disc brakes with 4-piston Brembo M50 Monobloc callipers at the front, and a single 250mm disc brake with a two-piston Brembo calliper at the rear. The suspension duty is handled by 43mm inverted forks at the front, and an Ohlins gas-charged monoshock (with preload adjustability) at the rear. The two-wheeler gets 17-inch alloy wheels on both front and rear ends, shod with racing tyres (120/600 front and 190/650 rear). The motorcycle also gets a 17-litre fuel tank. The bike is built on a high-tensile steel trellis frame, and it tips the weighing scale at 216 kg (kerb weight).
2021 Kawasaki Ninja H2R: Powertrain
The powertrain remains unchanged as well; the new model is powered by a 998cc, liquid-cooled, inline-four engine with a supercharger that generates max power of 310 PS (326 PS with Ram-air) at 14000 rpm and a peak torque of 165 Nm at 12500 rpm. The two-wheeler runs on unleaded petrol with an octane rating of RON95 or higher.
The engine is mated to a six-speed dog-ring transmission, commonly used in MotoGP and Formula 1, with a slipper & assist clutch and a bi-directional quick shifter available as standard. The bike also gets Kawasaki Cornering Management Function, which includes traction control, engine brake control, wheelie & slide control, etc.
A Bosch-sourced IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) is also on offer here, which can display the bank angles of the bike on the fully digital instrument console, and also record the max bank angle. 2021 Kawasaki Ninja H2R has no direct rival in the Indian market currently. It should be noted that this is a track-only bike and not a road-legal model.