The Kawasaki Ninja H2R

300 horses in one bike

This is not street-legal. (Courtesy of Kawasaki)
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Kawasaki just debuted the most powerful production motorcycle of all time. The Ninja H2R packs a 300-horsepower punch in a supercharged four-cylinder engine. That’s nearly the equivalent power of the 2015 Ford F-150 pickup, and it blows all the other superbikes out of the water. (The BMW S 1000R and Ducati Panigale, the bike's closest street-legal competitors, can't produce even 200 horsepower.) 

So how fast can you go when you unleash 300 horses from a motorcycle? Well, a Kawasaki R&D rider claimed he surpassed 210 mph in the H2R’s track test debut—the eleventh episode of an ongoing video-series unveiling.

You might wonder why Kawasaki built a 300-horsepower motorcycle. Frankly, no one seems to know. Perhaps just to tickle our imaginations. More within the realm of reason, however, Kawasaki has promised a street-legal version of the H2R at 200 horsepower—still topping any other bike on the market.

$TBT, kawasaki.com

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