The Motorcycle Live show at the NEC in Birmingham was loud. It was so loud in fact, that it came with a health and safety warning to inform the motorcycling community that motorcycles are quite noisy when fired up. No, we’re not joking.
The loudest exhibit of the show comes from Kawasaki, who are striking up the insane 310bhp supercharged Ninja H2R on a dyno for all to see its sheer madness. At well over both road and track day limits, the H2R is without doubt an ear drum destroyer – but it’s absolutely brilliant.
Blue flames spit out of the exhaust as the man with the nice brown shoes takes the H2R on a full speed run through the gears.
A Kawasaki source told Bike Social that they’re only using up to 11,000 RPM on the dyno runs at the show; so on top of what you see here there’s another 3,000 RPM to go on top of that! Mental. Absolutely mental.