Kawasaki India coordinated its biggest delivery for the year, with Anzen Kawasaki Mumbai dealership stepping up to the ask. The motorcycle – Ninja H2R was delivered to the owner yesterday. Identity of the owner has not been revealed by Kawasaki India. This was the first ever 2019 Ninja H2R delivered to an owner in India. And this will also be the only delivery of H2R for India in 2019, as it is produced in limited numbers for the year.
Kawasaki India had announced the launch price of the Ninja H2, Ninja H2 Carbon, and Ninja H2R back in August last year, and subsequently opened bookings. This came soon after the global launch. At the time, the bikes were announced at a launch price of Rs 34.5 L, Rs 41 L, and Rs 72 L, ex-sh, respectively.
Following a launch announcement, the company entertained bookings through September-October 2018. Given that, prepping to deliver the H2R has taken about 6 months. Interestingly, Kawasaki India has announced that the country will only witness a single H2R delivery in 2019, so, effectively, this was it.
Given delivery patterns, the same will be true for H2 and H2 Carbon, but it is not yet announced what the number limitation for India is for those two offerings are for 2019. The lone warrior was delivered in Pune at a residential address.
With a H2R ownership, comes great responsibility, and with it strict instructions that need to be followed to a T. Within that scope, here’s some instructions that you can’t overlook. Before gradually increasing speed to check performance, one needs to ride at 4000 rpm for 30 minutes, and then 6000 rpm for 30 minutes. Service intervals are just as stringent. 1st service in 15 hours, and 2nd service in 30 hours.
Kawasaki Ninja H2 and H2 Carbon are road legal, and H2R is strictly, track-only. Riding the H2R on public roads is not legal. It will not have a number plate, and will not be registered by any RTO in the country. The reason being, it does not meet norms laid down by RTO. Norms like exhaust note sound decibel not under prescribed limit, insanely powerful engine, top speed of 400 kmph, and many more, including not wearing a saree guard. Listen to the exhaust note of India’s first Ninja H2R in the video below.
For now, 2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2R is the most powerful production bike on sale. Capability tops charts at 326hp, and 400km/h top speed. The litre-class supercharged powerhouse gets power from a 998 cc in-line four-cylinder engine. High-powered across the rev range, minimal heat gain is a key characteristic. Mated to a 6-speed gearbox, max torque output is pegged at 165 Nm at 12,500 rpm.