- Written by Carole Nash Editor
- Created: 02 September 2014
The hotly-anticipated 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2 will be unveiled next month at the INTERMOT show in Cologne, which takes place from 1-5 October, Motorbike Times has reported.
The unveiling of the new machine was announced in a teaser video released by the Japanese manufacturer. The video contains little information, though Kawasaki has promised that a second video will be released on Wednesday this week.
Released with the video is a teaser website which states: 'The Ninja H2 was not designed with meeting regulations a primary concern. Kawasaki's latest flagship is the result of a pure exercise in pushing the limits of motorcycle technology with the goal of creating the ideal sports bike.'
Kawasaki Heavy Industries has had a lot of experience in gas turbine technology; during the Tokyo Motor Show the firm unveiled a supercharged prototype engine, while also referring to a machine that displayed a supercharged four-cylinder engine. Many people believe that the manufacturer was referring to the H2 at the show; if that turns out to be correct, it is almost guaranteed to 'live up to the reputation it has already generated' Motorbike Times said, and it will be a strong entrant for the ultimate sport bike of the year come 2015.
Speaking of the new bike, Kawasaki said that there is 'collective strength' behind the H2 design. The new model has drawn on skills and experience of experts from the manufacturer's gas turbine, aerospace and other high-technology contemporary manufacturing disciplines, as well as from its motorcycle sector.
Kawasaki said they expect international interest in the project, adding that the H2 will 'represent a unified engineering and state of the art technology approach.'