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Blown: 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R

Originally released in 2013, Kawasaki claimed the H2 was the world's first supercharged production motorcycle (a sad nod to Roehr, notwithstanding). In street bike form, the H2 is a 200 HP contender. In the "R" format (delete lights and turn signals, add more boost, carbon fiber aero bodywork and slicks), this is a 300+ HP rocketship for the wealthy. Today's example is the R model - which was intended as a track day machine, hence the R stands for Race - but it could have just as easily stood for Rare. Not many H2Rs come our way, which is a shame. This is the fastest, most powerful production motorcycle on the planet by a long shot.

2015 Kawasaki H2R for sale on eBay

Looking like it was formed out of a billet block of dark matter, the H2R is a sinister machine. Appearances do little to mask what lies beneath; a 998cc inline four cylinder with a two stage supercharger. Far more linear than a turbo, the centrifugal blower unit produces on-demand power throughout the rev range. The H2R actually runs lower compression than the H2 street model, but makes up for it by dialing up the boost to 35 PSI. Along with a different cam profile and revised electronics tuning, the H2R rolls out with 310-325 HP (depending on whose dyno you trust). Although it is no featherweight (at some 475 pounds), the big motor more than makes up for the heft.

From the seller:
H2R SUPERCHARGED 330HP
EXCELLENT CONDITION
WITH KAWASAKI PACKAGE
SERVICE MANUAL
OEM TOOLS
NINJA CATALOGUE (800$)
NINJA USB
IT'S NOT H2

H2R TIRE WARMER (900$)
H2R FRONT AND REAR STANDS (1800$)

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD JUST FOR 3000$ IN 5 DAYS SHIPPING
CKD AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE. IMPORTED BIKE AND READY TO REGISTER IN ANY STATES,(YOU SHOULD PAY THE TAX)

I know what you are thinking: this is a bad muthah that is somewhat wasted by being a track day only type of bike (i.e. off road, as in not streetable). Apparently the DOT and EPA figured that no lights or turn signals and 300 ponies do not a great street bike combination make. Don't even get me started on the slicks. However this seller is willing to convert it to a street legal bike for just a bit more coin. Read on:

More from the seller:
I can modify for you to Street legal technically by adding headlight, tail light, turn signals, buzzer, mirrors, tires. as i heard in some states you can register it as street legal after you register as track then test in CHP then regiser again as street legal.

For some countries like middle eastern just with this modification it will be possible to register as street legal. The kit will be 2000$ additional to this auction.

Hard to tell which states will accept this and which won't, but you probably already know which one you are in if you are reading the pages of RSBFS. Is $2k a worthwhile expenditure to be able to scare your neighbors and out drag ...well... anyone? Maybe. After all, Kawasaki had something in mind considering the H2R still comes with a taillight and keyed ignition. Check it out here but be warned: This bike is as expensive as it is fast. Good Luck!!

MI

12 Comments

  • Cool and awesome from a technical point of view. Not very pretty to look at. Did the guy who designed the Ducati 999 have a hand in this one too??? Dr. What’s his name? 😉

    • I suspect “pretty” wasn’t what the designers were aiming for, so – to each his own. Besides, Pierre Terblanche and a lot of Ducati owners may disagree with you regarding the 999… Love it or Hate it, you’re still talking about it years after – significant design often comes with the high cost of critique (criticism?) – He stretched the design conventions of the day – Perhaps this Kawi does the same (?) Guess we’ll have to give it time.

  • You need to see it in person it’s quite dramatic and stunning.

  • Wear a darth vader helmet and black leathers. Works on all levels.

  • I did at the Barber museum. I thought when I first saw photos – well maybe it works better in person because that happens sometimes. But even in person – for me – no thanks.

    • I saw it sitting next to an r1m the r1m looked bland. I am a mid 90s two stroker (v model lucky kr1s )but was impressed with the h2r.

  • I have mine siting next to my desmo 16rr, the h2r makes the Ducati tech look 30 years old… I love the fact that Kawasaki built a bike like this because they could… not because they should.. presses the tech forward for all others to follow. It’s was instantly a significant piece of motorcycle history.. love it for that if nothing else.

  • Ugly. I would rather have my modified pearl orange ’04 ZX-10R that is a hundred pounds lighter. Doesn’t make 200hp, but darn close.

  • H2r doesn’t make 200hp either… 326hp

    • … that’s gonna’ leave a mark !

  • Anyone know many they made? What they cost?

  • Yikes! “Can I have your license,registration, and proof of insurance please?” Yep, you will be asked that alot!

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