Kawasaki Ninja H2R - The Fine Print

Kawasaki’s $50,000 hyper-potent track bike comes with its fair share of official guidelines

2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R track action

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In case you hadn't noticed, online reservations are already being taken for the $50,000 Kawasaki Ninja H2R—the 300-hp track-only bike that's "available for a short time in select markets." Interestingly, Kawasaki has posted a list of online guidelines for potential H2R buyers to acknowledge before they plop down their big financial deposits to secure their orders.

Why is such a list needed? Well, we think it relates directly to the otherworldly performance potential of the H2R, which is precisely what makes this list interesting and worthy to share. Without further ado, here’s the list of acknowledgements for the new 2015 H2R, exactly as it appears on Kawasaki’s consumer website. Deposits on the H2R, incidentally, must be received by Kawasaki dealers no later than December 19, 2014.

2015 KAWASAKI NINJA H2R VEHICLE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Vehicle: The Ninja H2R is a closed-course, riding-use-only model and is not manufactured for use on public roads, streets or highways. All usage of this vehicle should be limited to riding on a closed course.

Parts: Parts designed specifically for the H2R are for closed course riding use only and cannot be purchased without proof of H2R ownership (product registration, VIN confirmation, etc.).

2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R exhaust pipe

Rear wheel and exhaust.

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Exhaust Sound: The exhaust sound level of the H2R at the time of factory shipment is 120 dB/A using Auto Cycle Union (ACU) guidelines. It is the owner's responsibility to confirm that noise regulations of closed courses permit vehicles reaching this level of exhaust sound. Changes to the exhaust system may alter performance and sound level.

Usage, Maintenance, and Warranty: As a closed-course, riding-use-only model, specific procedures must be followed when riding and maintaining the H2R:

Vehicle Tires: Do not replace the tires on the H2R with any other brand and model than those offered as standard equipment:

  • Front: Bridgestone, Racing Battlax V01F Soft

  • Rear: Bridgestone, Racing Battlax V01R Medium

  • Kawasaki does not approve Bridgestone Racing Battlax V02F & V02R tires for H2R usage.

2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R studio side view

Studio left-side view.

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Tire Warmers: To prevent loss of tire grip, always use tire warmers to heat tires prior to riding the H2R. Cold tires do not provide sufficient grip and may cause loss of vehicle control and/or a crash, which could result in injury or death.

Vehicle Storage: When storing the H2R, always use front and rear motorcycle stands that keep both tires off the ground. This will prevent tire deformation and adverse impacts on performance.

Vehicle Maintenance: In addition to regular periodic maintenance, service inspections are required every 15 hours of engine operation above 8,000r/min (rpm). These service intervals are monitored through the vehicle's ECU with service messages displayed on the multifunction meter. (See Owner's Manual for additional information)

Vehicle Warranty: The H2R is sold "As is" with no warranties, express or implied. The purchaser accepts all responsibilities concerning cost of service, maintenance and repairs.

Check out more photos of the 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R:

2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R on track action

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2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R track action

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2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Stripped view

Stripped rear 3/4 right-side view.

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2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R name badge

Ninja H2R name badge.

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2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Crankshaft and pistons

Crankshaft and pistons.

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2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Studio overhead view

Studio overhead view.

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