I agree that 200hp is weak for a sc 1k.Well you don't really need fancy stuff to get 200 hp out of a 1340cc engine. Forced induction is going to have a better powerband down low but you can easily get to 220 with a 1400 or 1500 and have a streetable bike. The supercharger is cool and a really neat packaging thing though.
The supercharger is gear driven with a 2 speed drive to off-set the higher efficiency at high revs.I agree that 200hp is weak for a sc 1k.
But I'm betting there's a lot more hp in there, it's just de-tuned(fuel/timing)to make it less aggressive so your average idiot can control it.
I didn't read the entire article yet either, so I don't know if the sc is electric or belt driven. But if it's belt driven, we all know what a smaller pulley does!
Kawasaki has always made great stuff, I've owned them, and I like it.
Holy crap! For $60k I'm sending my bike to powerhouse for a super ultra kit. still have some change left over and make 650hp. Sorry but if that's true Kawasaki really missed the point.They announced $60k for the RACE version like pictured....rumor is the street version will be $30k when revealed in November...
jus cause it aint street legal doesn't mean ppl won't register it. plenty of turbo bike have no mirrors, no exhaust or cats. all u gotta do is thro some signals on it and ur good to go unless u live in cali with all the emission restrictions but most states don't have any restrictions for bikes
I agree.Also, don't expect to be able to buy an H2 and break the ECU open and get 300 hp. I am betting the H2R has completely upgraded crank, bearings, cams and connecting rods/pistons. It also probably has different transmission ratios and different supercharger drive gears to allow more boost. I think if you want 300 hp you are going to have to pay the piper.
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