It is been two years since Kawasaki went insane and decided to stuff the ...
It is been two years since Kawasaki went insane and decided to stuff the four-stroke, supercharged engine into its literbike platform, create the first-of-its-kind Kawasaki Ninja H2.
In stock form, the 200-hp engine is capable of pushing the bike the 0-60 mph sprint in 2.3 seconds and the sub-10 second quarter mile run at 152 mph. Apparently, it is also good at throwing the rod through the block and destroying itself at 188 mph.
User BOOSTEDH2 posted the YouTube video of his doomed high-speed run at the event over the weekend, which could have ended in the disaster.
In previous videos on his channel, he describes the various upgrades to the bike—including the Brocks Performance Stage 2 package, the Guhl ECU flash, and the MC Cycle Works intercooler—and notes that the engine and supercharger remain stock.
He manages to hit 230 mph on his first attempt, and that impressive show was also to be his last. The engine fails spectacularly at 188 mph and as he is ripping through the gears on his second pass, and making some demonic sounds, spraying fluid everywhere before cutting out entirely.
He is incredibly lucky a rear wheel didn’t lock up, though without seeing his hands its possible he managed to grab a clutch in time. He is also fortunate his rear tire didn’t end up covered on oil.
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