And it was a modified Ninja running at 300 bhp and 24 psi

When factories make machines, they do so with extreme accuracy and precision. With a good amount of tolerance levels, their machines are made to last quite long. And if the supercharged Ninja H2 is what we talking about, it is the most technologically advanced machine to come out of the famed Japanese green outfit that created a new benchmark in the industry.

When you take that 207 bhp monster and pump it all the way upto 300, you cannot expect even the best of Japanese engineering from saving your arse. That is exactly what happened to one unlucky Ninja H2 which ended up with an exploded crankcase when the bike was running at a whopping 300 kph in a motorsport event.

2017 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon - image 523870

What sets the H2 apart from every other two wheeler in production is the 998cc supercharged engine churning out a massive 207bhp@11000rpm. It’s an elegant artwork of supreme violence.

With strong lower and midrange power delivery, the acceleration only keeps increasing all the way up to 14000 rpm redline, enough to be whipping into a furious lather with profanity leaving your soul whether you like it or not.

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Take such an extreme bike and pump up the performance spec to an unforgiving 300 brake horses, and what comes out of it a purebred monster that will not be easy to tame. But when your talent exceeds all of this, the monster has no match.

Take this one for example: it was used to run the 1/4 mile drag stretch for more than 300 times, race the mile long stretch for 50+ times, around a thousand strong surges of power pulls on the highways and all kinds of motorsport events and racer over every weekend. All of that, mind you, was after the bike was used stock for normal runs for two years and having clocked 15000 km.

2017 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon - image 523865

After all of this work, any machine, even if it made by the best folks in the industry, will come to a point where it just cannot handle anything more. And so was the case for this hyper Ninja H2 whose last run was at the Loring Mile Harvest event on a fly grave in Maine, USA.

The engine exploded when the bike was running at over 300 kph, and everything went berserk. Luckily no major event occurred and the rider manager to use all his skill to get the bike to a standstill without having a fall. Because 300 kph is not where you learn to control your bike.

Watch what happens when the engine of a Kawasaki Ninja explodes at 300 kph. - image 530819
Watch what happens when the engine of a Kawasaki Ninja explodes at 300 kph. - image 530817

You can see the coolant flying all over the machine and it dripping on the tarmac soon after the bike was got to stand still.

After you see that, I have no shame in raising my hat to the makers of this green hell of a machine. It held its end of the bargain pretty well.


Here is another such video where the rider does end up falling over after struggling to correct his line after the engine blows up. Luckily this chap was alright since there weren’t any vehicles running beside him. But there could be instances where you might not be lucky.

Hence, never take chances and always wear secure riding gear.


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