2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2 First Ride Review + Video

The H2’s high levels of finish detailing will make its owners happy, but the true lure of this Ninja is its unique engine. A supercharger (and turbocharger) increases performance by pressurizing intake air, cramming in more oxygen molecules to allow more fuel to be injected for a bigger bang. A supercharger can be a positive-displacement type or a centrifugal unit driven directly from the engine, as opposed to a turbo which is spun by exhaust gases. The H2’s supercharger is a centrifugal type that uses a turbo-looking impeller spun by a planetary gearset driven by the crankshaft.