The Kawasaki Ninja is also known as a Ninja Typewriter, or simply Ninja. It was originally designed and developed by the legendary Japanese motorcycle designer, Kojima. The first of its kind, the Ninja entered the international market in 1985. The Kawasaki Ninja has become an indelible part of Japanese sport cycles; even after thirty years it has not faded out of popularity.
The Kawasaki Ninja still retains its classic open top design which has been retained throughout its lifetime. The original model had a powerful motor, but when production continued in the nineties the new Ninja was introduced with twin-cylinder engines. These are two cylinder engines rather than a three cylinder unit as is the norm on most domestic sports bikes today. The engines were introduced so as to reduce weight and increase the speed and performance of the bike. This enabled it to be used in national competitions such as the Olympics. The new engines have a reputation for being extremely quick and powerful.
Kawasaki has now introduced a sport-inspired model called the Ninja H2r, which retains much of its sporty elements, whilst revising the design to incorporate more high tech sporty elements. This Ninja motorcycle is intended to compete in professional racing events. This follows a recent development by Kawasaki with the launch of the Ninja Grand Touring Bike. The new model incorporates many of the features of the Ninja H2r including its powerful twin-cylinder engine and a larger battery pack.
Kawasaki have completed a great deal of work on its Ninja H2r and are confident that the new model will provide a real challenge for the leading touring bikes in Japan and overseas. Kawasaki have completed a great deal of research into the optimal conditions for Kawasaki Ninja's performance in various track-oriented conditions. The new model incorporates stiffer and lighter materials, higher cornering speeds and increased acceleration and braking performance. With these new features, the Ninja will be well placed to challenge for win competitions at the forthcoming Kawasaki Ninja Grand Touring Bike show. The track-only H2r is one of three models developed for the new series, with production starting on the forthcoming model this summer.
As previously announced, the new sport rider models will feature a new sport-inspired frame which borrows from the original Ninja. Kawasaki has improved the overall strength of its frames, which should make for stronger and more durable machines. The new frames have been developed for durability both on the street and track. Kawasaki are also developing a new sport-inspired, dual-sided muffler to further improve the Ninja's sporty status.
Although the Kawasaki Ninja H2r sportsbike motorcycle has received a great deal of attention since its reveal, it is not without its fair share of shortcomings. One of the most noticeable problems is the lack of speed. Kawasaki is committed to addressing this issue by developing a number of updates to the Ninja, which should make for a more satisfying ride. Another significant problem is that, due to the weight of the Ninja, its engine is not as powerful as some competing makes, and this is why we haven't seen many low speed ninja races in recent months.
Kawasaki are however working on the problem, having introduced SuperSwift technology with their new Ninja race bike. With the SuperSwift system, the Ninja will be able to derive unparalleled speed from its supercharged V combustion engine. Kawasaki have also worked on several other areas including improving fuel economy and increasing agility. The new sportbike also boasts a strong chassis and is fitted with an all new motor cycle transmission.
For those looking for a durable and reliable motorcycle, the Kawasaki Ninja could be the ideal solution. Although not the fastest supercharged Ninja in test sessions, the Ninja has an impressive list of benefits that make it a better option. It is however important to be sure before purchasing a Ninja, that you can get along with riding and use the various benefits offered by the new model. Kawasaki are well worth considering for your next supercar, but only if you are sure you will enjoy riding it for the long haul.