1st PLACE KAWASAKI NINJA H2R* (310 HORSEPOWER)
Created with the collaboration of various Kawasaki divisions, the Ninja H2R stands out from the competitions bikes with the use of its supercharged engine, a solution that was all the rage in the eighties, but seemed to have been shelved definitively. Thanks to a modification made to the compressor that ensures higher supercharging pressure, it reaches an incredible 310 HP that goes up to 326 HP with the airbox pressurized. But this compressor, having been developed specifically for the occasion, expresses high values of efficiency with a wide range of engine rpms and speeds. The fairings are in carbon fiber and it mounts small winglets where the mirrors would be. The number one bike.
To tame such a beast, Kawasaki chose the best: a pair of 330 mm diameter and 5.5 mm thick semi-floating discs and Stylema calipers, both Brembo. Compared to the already outstanding M50 caliper that equipped the previous Ninja H2R versions, the Stylema in aluminum with 4 opposing pistons (30 mm diameter each) saves some weight (- 9% at the same rigidity), better cooling (the brake fluid temperature is reduced by up to 10 percent) and consistent superior performance. For the occasion, Brembo also developed a specific friction material for this and other Kawasakis in the Hypersport segment.
*The 231-horsepower Kawasaki Ninja H2 should be in second place in these rankings. However, in order to avoid bikes from the same family and so that we can look at several different models, we are only presenting the best. Besides, the Ninja H2 has the same braking specs as the Ninja H2R.