We as human beings
have always pushed the limits of the mind, body, spirit and of
course, machinery. From the very first machines, we’ve always wanted
more. Now we have this obscene thing from Kawasaki.
Enter the H2R.
From Kawasaki we
have the H2 and its bigger, badder brother, the H2R. Essentially it
has the 998cc lump from the ZX10-R and its been sprinkled with some
go fast bits AND for a kicker, a two speed centrifugal supercharger.
Yes this bike is supercharged. Kawasaki claims 300 hp & 115 ft/lb
of torque and a top speed of 250-260 mph. As if the Hayabusa and the
ZX14-R wasn’t enough, we now have this supercharged basket case of a
bike. Now they didn’t just do all this and not give it any supporting
mods along with it. It has dry carbon bodywork and a thinner exposed
trellis frame. It also sports a single sided swing arm and they
managed to stuff all of this goodness into a sport bike or a stock
Now all of this has
to have you thinking, does it have anything to keep it from mauling
me like a rabid dog? It does actually. Its assisted with ABS,
Adaptive Launch and Traction Controls and Engine Braking Control. So
not only does it go like a bat outta hell, it has the the electronics
to keep up with you as you creep into Cat 5 hurricane speeds. Along
with all of this they utilize these small winglets or canards for you
race car guys, which, do 3 jobs in conjunction with each other. They
creat a low pressure zone that helps with engine cooling. Production
of down-force during high speed cornering as well as straight line
stability. This is just nuts, mind you this is still a bike that for
a mere 50,000 dollars you can take to the track and thrash around
like a mad max movie. If 50k is too steep the H2 is 25k and makes 100
less horsepower but is equally as bonkers and street legal.
This right here
shows how we as humans are ever pressing the envelope of speed and
aerodynamics with machinery. Its impressive on paper and even more
impressive when you put it against something that equally as nuts in
terms of sheer engineering. Enter the Bugatti Veyron 16.4.
Here’s the video of
the H2R vs. the Bugatti Veyron. I’ll leave you with this, Enjoy.
Sofuoglu finalmente lo ha conseguido: 400km/h sobre una moto de producción.
El cuatro veces campeón del mundo de Supersport ha batido el récord de velocidad máxima sobre una motocicleta de producción al alcanzar esta mañana los 400 km/h sobre su Kawasaki Ninja H2R sobrealimentada.
Para conseguir esos km/h que le faltaban, ha utilizado un mono especial sin costuras.