The Kawasaki Ninja H2 is basically the street-legal version of the 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R keeps many of the features that makes the Kawasaki H2R such a formidable trackbike. Returning is an all-new 998cc inline-4 that is force fed air at a maximum boost of 21 horsepower. A steel trellis frame is augmented by 43mm inverted forks and a gas-charged shock with a piggyback reservoir. The Kawasaki H2’s body work is designed to be slippery in the wind, with less speed-robbing down-force. Tipping the scales at a hefty 239 kilograms, the Kawasaki H2 definitely has a focus on acceleration and straight-line speed.
When it comes to mind-blowing performance, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R ABS is a stunning achievement. The motor has the latest technological wizardry, including three-mode traction control, switchable power maps, and a 32-bit ECU with fine-atomizing injectors for precise fuel delivery. Even with all that power, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R is docile if you have good control of your right hand. Kawasaki has upgraded the Ninja 1000 ABS for 2014 with a long line of new features. The 1043cc motor has more torque and horsepower for real-world performance (the intake cams are a new profile and the airbox is upgraded), three-level traction control, two power modes, monoblock radially mounted front brake calipers and radially mounted master cylinder pump, a taller 6th gear for sport-touring (and nicely integrated optional bags), and new instrument cluster.
The Kawasaki Ninja 650 also has received a few upgrades that included a new twin-pipe perimeter frame and swingarm, new exhaust system (with improved midrange power), updated suspension settings (with longer travel), Dunlop Roadsmart II tires, and redesigned bodywork inspired by the new Ninja ZX-14R. Continuing is the outstanding twin-cylinder engine and easy handling.
The Kawasaki Ninja 300, after a run that dates back to the 1980s, the Kawasaki Ninja 250R is no more and was replaced by the Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS. Much higher tech than the bike is replaces, the Ninja 300 ABS has a fuel injection, a slipper clutch, anti-lock brakes, multi-function digital display, and catalytic converter. Sharing little with its predecessor, the Kawasaki Ninja 300 has a new frame, engine, exhaust, bodywork, wheels, and updated transmission. The bike retains easy rideability, low operating costs, comfortable ergonomics, and a seat height 787mm.