2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2, H2R and Vulcan S unveiled in Malaysia

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Launched at Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia is first country in Asia to have the Kawasaki Ninja H2 and H2 R (not including Japan). I’m thinking this is due to Malaysia that have the proper place to have the power of this bike to be unleashed, that is the Sepang Circuit. As we know, the Ninja H2 R are track only bike and you can never have it registered to make it road legal, so, it is logic that Malaysia to have it available. For the road use, you can still obtain the Ninja H2 which is road legal hyperbike that can maxes out 300km/h, but on the road, you should limit the speed to only 110km/h.

Kawasaki Vulcan S is also an interesting bike to have here in Malaysia. It is a cruiser which suits the condition in Malaysia since we have nice coastal beach street that we can enjoy riding it. Previously, Malaysia have already have the Kawasaki Vulcan VN500 that proves to be popular sometimes ago. Priced below RM30,000, this is one bike that offer excellent value-for-money. You’ll get 650cc bike with a muscular look from Kawasaki that proves to be reliable. Revival of the cruiser as said by Kawasaki Malaysia. I guessing this Vulcan S will be hugely popular once again in Malaysia. It just ticks all the box correctly. Great engine? Check. Nice design? Check. Cheap price? Check!

Available only sometime next year.  Price is after the jump:  Continue reading “2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2, H2R and Vulcan S unveiled in Malaysia”

Kawasaki Ninja H2 is coming on 30th September at Intermot – supercharged Kawa?

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The media and my FB timeline has been flooded with a teaser from Kawasaki with the tag Ninja H2. Ninja H2 has already been made earlier in 1972 configured with 3-cylinder 2-stroke 750cc engine. It produces 74hp at 6,800RPM and 7.9kgm of torque at 6,500RPM. That number is not impressive for today value, but in that era of 70s, it can be said to be the “king of the streets”. For comparison, the 2013 Kawasaki ZX-6R 636 4-stroke inline-4 engine can produce 129.3hp at high 13,500RPM.

So, to be the “king of the street” again, the Ninja H2 must have a powerful engine but it can’t be from another 2-stroke engine. One option they have is to supercharge the engine. Why not turbocharged it? I think, the supercharged engine will have a more linear power delivery and this can eliminate ‘power shock’ after the rider exit a turn. Compared to turbocharger, the power can shock the rider after the engine hits certain RPM range and when the boost is sufficient. Will Kawasaki us a supercharged engine? Then, what will be the price? Oh, the dilemma and the thoughts…

1972 Kawasaki H2 Café Racer Modified – 3-cylinder 2-stroke machine

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Kawasaki H2 has begin its life in 1972 fitted with 750cc 3-cylinder 2-stroke air-cooled engine that maxes out 74 hp at 6,800RPM. It has been hailed as the ‘The Wheelie King’ because of the handling character that makes it wheelie-happy.

Properly modified as pictured above, the ‘Kamikaze’ decals suits it nicely since it was the era of Kawasaki bringing the ‘scarily fast, good-looking and no holds barred motorcycles’.

via: https://www.facebook.com/cmcmotorcycles and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawasaki_H2_Mach_IV