Kawasaki unveil Supercharger and Rideology Strategy at Tokyo Motor Show
Unveiling the new Supercharger technology and the Rideology strategy at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show, Kawasaki demonstrated their future ambitions and product development.
President of Kawasaki’s Motorcycle and Engineering Company, Kenji Tomida, revealed that the highly sought Ninja H2 and Ninja H2R machines would remain in limited production for the 2016 season with a new colour and paint finish plus the adoption of an assist and slipper clutch for the Ninja H2 as well as upgrades to the ECU settings for both machines. Mr Tomida also shared a concept sketch to display a future forced induction model option highlighting the latest KHI thinking with regard to the wholly in-house designed and manufactured Supercharger project.
“Spirit Charger” represents one of the intriguing directions Kawasaki’s design team are considering, with softer more luxurious materials chosen, the flowing lines of “Spirit Charger” suggest a machine suitable for all day, long distance enjoyment and comfort.
One angle of the new concept that is destined to draw interest is the Balanced Supercharged Engine, an exercise conceived to retain the thrill and unique sensation of forced induction while adding increased fuel economy.
Putting a name to a long-established design philosophy, Mr Tomida unveiled the Rideology strategy, demonstrating the three guiding principles behind the process commenting;
“Firstly the need for machines to possess power and grace, secondly Kawasaki motorcycles should continue to be fun and rewarding to ride and, thirdly, the ongoing reliance on the skills within the entire Kawasaki Group harnessing cutting edge technology to enrich the lives of people worldwide”.
Kawasaki Group have enticing and exciting plans in place for the next development of the business with further details to follow in due course.