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Ninja H2 vs Ninja H2R



Mechanically the two bikes are relatively to be identical, its expected that the road going H2 may be offered in a different state of tune to the H2R but that is unconfirmed as of yet. For now perhaps we stick to the visual differences, or more appropriately, the lack there of.



As you can see from the transition there are two distinct visual differences evident right off the bat. First, the H2R offers a Double Bubble windscreen conducive to constant tucking on track, providing a much better flow up and over the riders back. The second noticeable difference is the exhaust pipe. As much as we would all love shorty megaphones there are regulations for emissions and decibels that need to be met.

The Aero effects are not likely to make the road going H2, we know for certain the upper wings will not be present, its yet to be known if the lower winglets will disappear as well.



Slightly harder to notice in the gif is the protruding rear fender and signal stalks. Also of note the gif makes it seem like the H2 and the H2R will have differing wheel bases, if only slightly. I'm not sure if this is just a consequence of the video where the picture came from or one that will show up at EICMA as well.



The last significant visual difference are the tires, we expect a street bike to have treads, it does. The H2R was displayed with Bridgestone Racing Battlax v01's. Based on the tread shown here the road going H2 will come equipped with Bridgestone Battlax RS10's





Luckily both the H2 and H2R will be offered in that spectacularly sexy Black Chrome Mirror finish.

As for the less noticeable differences, well you'll just have to wait until EICMA on Tuesday November 4th
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the nose and bodywork do seem to smooth out significantly on the H2. I'd like to see the lower winglets remain on the road going version, if they do in fact create that vacuum cooling effect I think they're even more necessary on the street than on track. I don't think anyone is interested in suffering the consequences of heat soak...
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the nose and bodywork do seem to smooth out significantly on the H2. I'd like to see the lower winglets remain on the road going version, if they do in fact create that vacuum cooling effect I think they're even more necessary on the street than on track. I don't think anyone is interested in suffering the consequences of heat soak...
precarious on a road bike, especially if they're integral to cooling imo. How easy will they be to simply snap off...
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the nose and bodywork do seem to smooth out significantly on the H2. I'd like to see the lower winglets remain on the road going version, if they do in fact create that vacuum cooling effect I think they're even more necessary on the street than on track. I don't think anyone is interested in suffering the consequences of heat soak...
This is the point I have been making since the first engine pics.
I'm surprised Kawi is not running any type of intercooling after the supercharger.
If this is true. I think meth injection is going to be a smart and popular mod.
Especially on a street bike, and specifically in areas where 93octane and better is not available.
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Good point on meth injection, that is something which i can see guys doing to this bike, along with knowing the availability of fuel types.
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H2R vs H2 Exhaust

Something to look at it the difference between Both Exhaust.
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Exhaust on the H2R is full titanium with 48mm diameter runners. Exhaust on the H2 is 45mm and stainless steel.
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Exhaust on the H2R is full titanium with 48mm diameter runners. Exhaust on the H2 is 45mm and stainless steel.
Those are big differences Bandit. Your custom exhaust should be like
the H2R....titanium?

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Those are big differences Bandit. Your custom exhaust should be like
the H2R....titanium?
Yes 48 mm.
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Something to look at it the difference between Both Exhaust.
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