What can $25,000 buy you? A well optioned Toyota Corolla is one, another is a supercharged road rocket reincarnate, running around by the name H2. But you didn't need me to tell you that.
Built around a similar 998cc supercharged inline 4 as the track spec H2R, the road going H2 makes a subtle 197 hp, 207 with ram-air. Compare that with the 305 ponies the R pushes out sans ram-air. Peak twist shows up at 10,500 RPM kicking out 98 ft-lbs. It is fully expected that 300 bhp is attainable on the H2 through a simple run of the mill tune, watch out.
The price tag is steep yes, but the engineering is marvellous. The two step supercharger promises to provide adequate boost no matter where in the rev range. For example, the superchargers impeller will spool itself into a dizzying 130,000 RPM while the H2 bounces off its 14,000 RPM rev limiter. Yea.
The Street H2 also shares the whole litter of electronic wizardry with H2R. KTRC (Trction Control), KLCM (Launch Control), KEBC (Engine Brake Control), KIBS (ABS), KQS (Quick Shifer) also including the electronic Ohlins Damper.
Progress is arrested by Brembo binders biting 330mm rotors up front and a 250mm disc in back. Suspension comes courtesy of a fully adjustable KYB setup fore and aft.
Engine: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke in-line four
Bore x Stroke: 76 x 55mm
Compression Ratio: 8.5:1
Fuel System: Fuel injection: 50mm x 4 with dual injection
Intake System: Kawasaki supercharger
Cooling System: Water-cooled
Lubrication: Forced lubrication, wet sump with oil cooler
Fuel Capacity: 4.5 gallons
Transmission: 6-speed, return, dog-ring
Final Drive: Chain
Frame Type: Trellis, high-tensile steel, with swingarm mounting plate
Rake/Trail: 24.4˚ / 4″
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel: 43mm inverted fork with rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability and top-out springs / 4.7"
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel: New Uni-Trak® with gas-charged shock, piggyback reservoir, dual-range (high/low-speed) compression damping, rebound damping and preload adjustability, and top-out spring / 5.3″
Front Tire Size: 120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W)
Rear Tire Size: 200/55 ZR17 M/C (78W)
Front Brakes: Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston calipers, dual semi-floating 330mm discs
Rear Brakes: Opposed 2-piston calipers, single 250mm disc
Overall Length: 82″
Overall Width: 30.3″
Overall Height: 44.3
Ground Clearance: 5.1″
Seat Height: 32.5″
Curb Weight: 524.7 lb
Color Choices: Mirror Coated Black