Kawasaki Ninja H2 Looking For Record Run at Bonneville

Kawasaki’s Team 38 ready to set a speed record during Bonneville Speed Week on Kawasaki Ninja H2.

Foothill Ranch, California – -(Ammoland.com)-The Kawasaki Ninja H2 is built beyond belief and starting August 11, 2018, Kawasaki’s Team 38 is looking to go #beyondspeed during the famous Bonneville Speed Week. Team 38 will be competing on a specially prepared Ninja H2.

Team 38 is a collection of Kawasaki test riders, engineers and motorcycle enthusiasts. This summer they return to the Bonneville Salt Flats for chapter two of their challenge, where they will explore the limits of a specially prepared version of the street-legal Ninja H2 in search of a world beyond speed. Bonneville Speed Week starts August 11, 2018. Be sure to tune in to hear the roar of Kawasaki’s supercharged machine echoing across the salt.

2018 marks the second chapter in Team 38’s pursuit of a record at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Two years ago the team learned a lot in their maiden trip to the ancient lakebed on a Ninja H2R.

Team 38 is a key component of Kawasaki’s rich racing heritage. Kawasaki first hit the salt bed of Bonneville in 1967 and set 14 new AMA speed records, which was the most records ever established in one year by any motorcycle manufacturer Team 38 was later formed from employees in the Kawasaki Experimental Technology and Engineering department and named after the building they were housed in at the Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) Akashi Works Plant in Japan. The team is comprised of Japanese employees focused on continuing the racing legacy of Kawasaki while also pushing the development of Kawasaki models.


Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI) started full-scale production of motorcycles over a half-century ago. The first Kawasaki motorcycle engine was designed based on technical know-how garnered from the development and production of aircraft engines, and Kawasaki’s entry into the motorcycle industry was driven by the company’s constant effort to develop new technologies. Numerous new Kawasaki models introduced over the years have helped shape the market, and in the process have created enduring legends based on their unique engineering, power, design and riding pleasure. In the future, Kawasaki's commitment to maintaining and furthering these strengths will surely give birth to new legends.

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and distributes Kawasaki motorcycles, ATVs, side x sides, and Jet Ski® watercraft through a network of approximately 1,100 independent retailers, with close to an additional 7,700 retailers specializing in general purpose engines. KMC and its affiliates employ nearly 3,100 people in the United States, with approximately 260 of them located at KMC's Foothill Ranch, California headquarters.

  • 8 thoughts on “Kawasaki Ninja H2 Looking For Record Run at Bonneville

    1. I have a 91 zx11 and I absolutely love that bike, I have never found the end of its potential before it reminds me that it has bigger balls than I do. Plus just this year its tore apart not 1 but 2 hellcats. No lie. And its not modded at all.
      Kawasaki leads in the motorcycle world hands down.
      The bike I have is the first production motorcycle to have ram-air. It was the fastest production motorcycle on the streets from 1990 to 1996? It was succumbed by the Honda blackbird.
      The 90’s race wars for the fastest bike was by far the best era in my opinion, there’s nothing better than that old school big body styling, and hotrod reminding carburated sound they produced. Before the gentlemen’s agreement the motorcyclea world was fast, free, and just down right exhilarating.

    2. A new green crotch rocket. Yes I am sure they are pro 2A, JS. I worked for Kaw. Midwest for a period of time. I never got sold on the product. Prior to that I rode Hondas which I thought were a much more endurable bike and not as temperamental.

      1. I just bought myself a new left over 2017 Honda Goldwing level 1. Its got everything I need, and everything I don’t. this is the second one ive owned, and has all the trunk space I will ever need, and although I won’t be going three hundred miles per hour, it will get the wife and I any where we want to go very comfortable.

    3. So, they’ve re-birthed the legendary name, H2. The originals back in the ’70s were animals. Very fast, but flexy frames limited the amount of punishment you could give them. Record setting drag racers, but limited on any road course because of the frame and swingarm. I was a Kawi dealer back then, so I got to ‘test’ them all. My fave was the H1 triple. Then came the Z1. Game over…

      1. Yeah, this gun shit is unacceptable. I was a board member with the San Diego Antique Motorcycle Club. We would present a large scale show each year at the Del Mar Racetrack. We would not allow any weapons to be dusplayed for sale in the swap meet area. I personally escorted those who attempted to do so out of the facility.

        1. Glad to see you are so tolerant of the second amendment, any other God-given rights you like to personally escort away? Bad news for you Kawasaki is very pro gun and pro hunting. Glad to see them putting profits from guys like you in the pockets of pro-2A websites, haw haw!

    4. My Drs say I need an H2! So does my psychologist! Anyone at Kawasaki interested in assisting me with a free first prescription? I’ll pay for the next one.

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