5. More Boost!


Sure the Kawasaki H2 and H2R supercharged beasts are cool toys; personally I’m more about the practical. Turbocharging and supercharging once had drawbacks that are all now rendered almost moot thanks to #10, Electronic Fuel Injection.

2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2 First Ride Review

Kawasaki H2R 200-mph Review

Now what’s holding us back is expense (and packaging… —Ed.); motorcycles are fast enough already for most of us. But fuel will become expensive again, and when it does the big players will at some point find it economically feasible to breathe big power into small, efficient engines by artificial means. Suzuki showed this XE7 Turbo at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The only thing better than powerful is light, compact and powerful.