Kawasaki is making some pretty bold claims about a high performance motorcycle that will be unveiled at the Intermot Motorcycle Show in Germany on September 30. The first video of several planned “teasers” can be found below (UPDATED with a copy of Video No. 2 also below — listen to those engine sounds). Kawasaki says the H2 will draw on several Kawasaki divisions outside of motorcycles, including aerospace and gas turbine, among others. Rumors indicate the bike may feature forced induction. Here is the press release from Kawasaki:
With cutting-edge performance recognized worldwide as a core element of Kawasaki DNA, we are pleased to announce the company will showcase yet another groundbreaking motorcycle at the Intermot Motorcycle Show in Cologne, Germany, which opens its doors on September 30, 2014. While full details will be released in time, we can confirm this motorcycle will be “Built Beyond Belief.”
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2015 KAWASAKI NINJA H2:
- To be named Ninja H2 in recognition of the original 1972 H2
- Unveiled at Intermot, Germany on September 30
- Developed using the skills of all areas of Kawasaki Heavy Industries
- Online “Teaser” video campaign hosted at www.ninja-h2.com
The new motorcycle draws on skills and experience from experts not just within the company’s motorcycle division, but across its aerospace, gas turbine and other many other high technology manufacturing disciplines. Harnessing the power of the Kawasaki manufacturing group as its “collective strength,” the new project has been evocatively named the Ninja H2.
Kawasaki is anticipating huge international interest in the H2, which represents a unified approach in engineering and state-of-the-art technology. It captures the spirit of the 1972 750cc Kawasaki Mach IV H2. And, along with its predecessor, the 500cc three-cylinder H1, as well as the all-conquering 1972 903cc Z1 Super Four, these motorcycles epitomized Kawasaki’s performance image. They would also define the modern sportbike market as we know it today.
The 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2 project will add yet another name to the roll call of machines that embody Kawasaki’s engineering and performance expertise. And it will undoubtedly change the motorcycle landscape forever.