This is the Kawasaki Ninja H2R
This is the brand-new Kawasaki Ninja H2R, and before we get to the nitty-gritty, we urge you to take a look at the pictures.The teasers that Kawasaki drip-fed us over the course of the last one month hinted at a bike that would be incredibly powerful, but we didn't expect something like this. This, you will agree, is b-r-u-t-a-l. It's a savage-looking thing, a tremendous assault on your eyes, but the kind of assault that we quite enjoy.The H2 is supposed to be the modern-day successor to the Mach IV 750, a two-stroke, 750cc madman which was also called the 'H2'. The Mach IV was recognised as one of the fastest bikes of its times. So, quite understandably, the new one has to be fast. Very, very fast.While the example in these pictures is not the road-legal version, it is a hardcore, racetrack-only bike, aptly named the H2R. Powering it is a 998cc inline-four motor, but aiding it is a supercharger that was co-developed by Kawasaki Heavy Industries' Gas Turbine \& Machinery division. A litre-class bike is quite powerful as is, and throwing a supercharger into the mix only heightens the madness. In this spec, the H2R is said to make 'roughly' 300PS. That's 296bhp. On a motorcycle. Yes, death has come a calling.A ZX-10R with ABS weighs around 201kg. With its extensive use of carbon fibre, even if the H2R weighs 10 kilos less, with that gobsmacking amount of power, it has a power-to-weight ratio of nearly 1,500bhp per tonne. Kawasaki hasn't revealed any performance figures for this thing, but you won't get a cookie for guessing that one twist of the throttle will be enough to leave your organs far, far behind.Kawasaki's Aerospace division has played a key role in designing this bike, and you can clearly see what they've done. While it may have the power to notch up some insane numbers on the speedo, the sculpted, aerodynamic bodywork was prepared specifically to scythe through the air at speeds that'd make the faint-of-heart history.The wheelbase is short to ensure that the H2R is flickable, a new trellis frame is in place, as are massive Brembo disc brakes front and back, as well as Bridgestone slick tyres. This thing will demolish racetracks, and if you're not careful, you, too.We have to wait a bit more for the road-going H2, as that will be unveiled at EICMA next month. Until then, watch the video below, and tell us what you think about Kawasaki's latest brute.