Is owning a “normal” 200-horsepower, supercharged, aerospace-engineered superbike not quite enough? Or, more likely, are you a motorcycle collector? If the answer to either of those questions is “yes,” then feast your eyes on the limited edition Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon.
The Ninja H2 Carbon features a carbon fiber upper cowl that is reminiscent of the one used on the 300-horsepower, track-only H2R, mirror-finish paint and a serial number plate. Only 120 units will be produced, with a mere six allocated for the U.S.
Pricing has not been released (the regular 2017 Ninja H2 retails for $28,000), but if you’d like to register for purchase consideration, you can do so starting at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Monday, February 13. Orders will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are one of the lucky six to be notified by Kawasaki, you’ll have 48 hours to place a $10,000 deposit on your bike at a Kawasaki dealer. Registration details will be available at kawasaki.com.
A portion of the proceeds of the Ninja H2 Carbon sportbikes will go to charity, with Kawasaki donating $20,000 to the Road 2 Recovery Foundation. The non-profit was founded to help AMA-licensed supercross/motocross professionals with financial assistance should they suffer a career-ending injury, while also providing motivational, emotional, and spiritual support to those individuals and their families.