Super Sports bikes Ninja H2, Panigale 1299 (Courtesy: Kawasaki, Ducati)

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Kawasaki, Yamaha & Ducati Launch Their "200PS-club" Super Sports-Bikes in India

Kawasaki Ninja H2:

When you think about super sports-bike, one cannot miss out the world’s only "supercharged super-sport production bike", the Kawasaki Ninja H2. Sensing the growing demand for super-fast bikes, Kawasaki has brought the H2 to India very thoughtfully & at the right time. The Kawasaki H2's bigger 998cc 4-cylinder engine comes equipped with a supercharger and developing a whopping 198bhp on the tap.

The Kawasaki Ninja H2 has three riding modes: 1 - for track riding, 2 - for the street riding, and 3 - for riding under wet conditions. The safety features on Kawasaki Ninja H2 include - quick shifter, a launch control, and an electronic steering damper. Kawasaki H2 also features fully adjustable KYB Racing Suspension, Dual radial-mount mono-bloc calliper brakes, Star-pattern 5-spoke cast aluminium wheels.



Kawasaki Ninja H2 Super Sports-bike (Image Courtesy: Kawasaki)
Kawasaki Ninja H2 Super Sports-bike (Image Courtesy: Kawasaki)

The LED projector headlamp is positioned between the twin air-vents of the engine, which imitate the protruding teeth of a wild animal. The body panels are painted with mirror-coated black paint giving the Ninja H2 an ominous look with 3D appearance. The Ninja H2 is priced at Rs 29 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Yamaha R1 and R1M:

Yamaha has also jumped into the super sports-bike race by launching the twin-bikes - the YZF-R1 and R1M in India. The new R1 is more powerful than the earlier R1, while it weighs 4 kilos lees than the earlier R1.



Yamaha R1 (Image Courtesy: Yamaha)
Yamaha R1 (Image Courtesy: Yamaha)

Both the R1 & R1M super sports-bikes are powered by a 4-cylinder, 998cc engine which makes 200 PS of tongue-wagging power. This engine uses a higher compression ratio of 13:1, a cylinder head with a pent-roof combustion chamber, titanium connecting rods and forged aluminium pistons. The R1 also features all-new aluminium Delta-box frame with a long upward-truss type swing-arm and magnesium rear frame.

Yamaha R1M (Image Courtesy: Yamaha)
Yamaha R1M (Image Courtesy: Yamaha)

To control these power-monsters, Yamaha has equipped these super sports-bikes with five electronic control systems:

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