Kawasaki will introduce a brand new sport-touring mannequin that includes its new balanced supercharger expertise subsequent month at EICMA.
The as-yet-unnamed mannequin follows the Ninja H2 and Ninja H2R in Kawasaki’s supercharged lineup, however the engine will use the balanced supercharger expertise the corporate introduced on the 2015 Tokyo Motor Present. The expertise makes use of an electronically-controlled gate to handle the circulation of air into the supercharger.
Together with improved low- to mid-range pulling energy, Kawasaki claims the expertise will supply higher gas financial system, which in flip means an extended vary, essential for a sport-tourer.
What stays to be seen is whether or not the remainder of the engine would be the similar because the H2’s powerplant, or if Kawasaki can be making use of the compelled induction expertise to a brand new engine. Kawasaki will possible proceed to make use of the H2’s 998cc engine however we will’t completely rule out a special displacement.
As for the brand new mannequin’s title, some are guessing it will likely be referred to as the Kawasaki Ninja H2 GT. The Ninja title, nonetheless, implies a concentrate on sporty efficiency, whereas Kawasaki is emphasizing the sport-tourer’s gas financial system and low- to mid-range efficiency. A greater match is likely to be some variation on the title Concours, akin to a “Kawasaki Concours H2” maybe.
We’ll know for sure when the supercharged Kawasaki sport-touring mannequin breaks cowl subsequent month at EICMA.