The 2016 Kawasaki Ninja H2 was always going to be a challenge. How do you top something that is pretty much maxed out when it comes to awesomeness? The supercharged hyper-bike, Kawasaki Ninja H2 was launched exactly a year ago. The revolutionary machine from Kawasaki took the hyperbike segment for a ride with the new supercharged engine. It was a proper wake up call to all the rival manufacturers from Kawasaki.
The Kawasaki Ninja H2 is the road going version of the beastly Ninja H2R track variant. The H2 shares the same 998cc in-line 4-cylinder engine along with the supercharger which makes an astonishing 207 bhp with ram-air effect.
For the 2016 model year, Kawasaki have offered a new paint scheme for the Kawasaki Ninja H2. The blacked-out paint job is what Kawasaki calls as “Mirror Coated Spark Black”. The announcement of the new colour option comes along with the above video showing the journey of the H2, ending with some beautiful shots of the bike in its new sparkling skin.
The 2016 Kawasaki Ninja H2 would not be receiving any mechanical updates. Obviously, it would be completely unfair to expect more improvements from Kawasaki on a bike that is so technologically advanced and ahead of its competition. And, there is no news about the limited edition Kawasaki Ninja H2R being made available again for 2016.
The Kawasaki Ninja H2 from the beginning has been painted by skilled craftsmen from Kawasaki. The paint job requires a detailed five layer coating and careful inspection at each step to achieve the quality required to give the H2 its authentic looks. Similar to the earlier “Mirror Coated Black” offering of the Ninja H2 and H2R, the new paint job would have a primer coating, base coat, special black sparkle paint coat, clear coat and the final UV coat.
Recently, there have been rumours about an affordable version of the H2 that Kawasaki has been working on. The bike is believed to be codenamed R2 at the moment. The recent patent filings across the globe by Kawasaki makes these rumours sound authentic. Also, we have heard about a middle-weight forced induction bike called the S2. Both the Kawasaki Ninja R2 and the S2 are believed to be unveiled at the upcoming 2015 Tokyo Motor Show next week.