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Kawasaki Ninja H2 UK price and final specs confirmed
Ninja H2 costs 22000 while trackonly H2R is 41000 and makes 325hp
The Ninja H2 with an Akrapovic silencer, standard equipment for the UK
The 325hp Ninja H2R
KAWASAKI’S supercharged Ninja H2 will go on sale in the UK from March 2015 for £22,000, the firm has just confirmed.
The track-only version, the Ninja H2R, will be £41,000 and makes even more power than expected, at up to 325hp.
When Kawasaki revealed the H2R at the Intermot Cologne motorcycle show in September, the firm said only that it made ‘roughly’ 300hp.
This morning Kawasaki confirmed the exact figure as 310hp rising to 325hp at speed thanks to the effect of ram-air.
The road-legal Ninja H2, revealed at the Eicma Milan show last week, makes 200hp rising to 210hp with ram-air.
Every H2R will come with front and rear paddock stands and a pair of tyre warmers. The H2s will come fitted with an Akrapovic silencer.
Kawasaki said the first batch of H2s would arrive in March and further stock of each model would go on sale shortly afterward.
A release from the firm said:
‘Launched amid huge media and public interest at the Intermot motorcycle show in Cologne, the 310 horsepower Ninja H2R track-only machine debut was swiftly followed by an unveiling at the Milan EICMA show for its supercharged sibling, the road going H2 model. Now Kawasaki Motors UK have finalised pricing and launch specifications for each machine.
The Ninja H2R – complete with carbon fibre bodywork and a raft of cutting edge technological and engineering features – will be priced at £41,000. It will come as standard with front and rear paddock stands and a pair of tyre warmers both underlining the closed course only nature of the machine which has been estimated to produce over 325PS with maximum Kawasaki Ram-Air effect.
The fully homologated, road-legal Ninja H2 has been in equal demand from eager potential purchasers. The majority of machines allocated to the UK have already been spoken for in advance with formal expressions of interest at Kawasaki dealerships.
Priced at £22,000, each Ninja H2 sold in the UK will be delivered to owners with the very latest Akrapovic curved carbon fibre three dimensional silencer pre-fitted further enhancing the visual impact and appeal of what is one of the most sought after motorcycles for the 2015 season.
Launching the pricing structure, Sales Manager for Kawasaki in the UK, Craig Watson, also outlined initial details of availability.
“For Kawasaki this is an engineering and technological tour de force. As a series production machine, each Ninja H2 and H2R is under the care of a single technician during the build and inspection process.
That means we are looking at the highest degree of craftsmanship and, inevitably, these motorcycles will be manufactured at a much slower rate than any of the production line created products to emerge from our Akashi factory in Japan.
We expect the first arrivals in March for the road going H2 and further stock of each model to follow closely behind. I am sure that everyone who takes delivery of one of these amazing machines will agree that the tantalising wait was worth it.”’
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