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Kawasaki Teases Street-Legal Ninja H2 for EICMA + Video

Mon, 06 Oct 2014

Kawasaki has released a new teaser video offering the first glimpse of the Ninja H2, the street-legal version of the supercharged Ninja H2R track bike recently revealed at Intermot in Cologne, Germany. The video shows the two machines side by side while posing the question: “track or street?”

Discuss this at our Kawasaki Ninja H2 Forum.

The video ends teasing the announcement of the street version reveal for Nov. 4 at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy.

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Though it is cloaked in heavy shadows, we can clearly see some of the similarities and differences between the H2 and the H2R. We’ve created the animated gif below to help visualize the changes. Both versions share the same frame, fuel tank, tail, wheel design and single-sided swingarm.

Besides the addition of mirrors, turn signals and license plate holder, the streetbike adds a significantly larger exhaust system. The H2 also has a different fairing with a shorter windscreen. The wheelbase also appears to be a bit longer, though we won’t know for certain until Kawasaki releases full specifications as we approach Nov. 4.

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Until then, here’s another new video from Kawasaki showing the NInhja H2R testing on the track.

[Source: Kawasaki (YouTube)]

By Dennis Chung

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