Kawasaki Ninja H2 (15-16) Information

Kawasaki’s 2015 Ninja H2 was possibly the most anticipated motorcycle to ever hit the market. Billed as “Built Beyond Belief”, Kawasaki without a doubt built an impressive motorcycle. The Ninja H2 holds a tremendous amount of potential due to its forced induction engine and Brock’s Performance is working hard to extract every last bit of horsepower possible. Safe, reliable, bolt-on performance products to take your H2 to the next level.

 

 

Brock’s Performance teams up with Sport Rider magazine to compete in the 1.5-mile Mojave Magnum with the latest Stupid Fast® Bolt-Ons & Rotobox Wheels. Check out our video and look for a feature story in an upcoming issue of Sport Rider magazine to see how this tremendous achievement was accomplished.

 


Brock’s Performance rocks the sportbike industry with their 100% bolt-on, 70+ horsepower ‘Stage 2’ performance kit – which transforms Kawasaki’s supercharged, $25,000 Ninja H2 missile into a rocket ship faster than any other production streetbike on the planet. This was proven while setting an official land-speed record and winning the 3000cc Modified Partial Streamline, Blown, Gas class at the East Coast Timing Association (ECTA) Ohio Mile with Zack Millholland in the saddle. And then, Zack rides the bike back to the Brock’s Performance facility after the event, just for fun!

 


Exhaust Sound Preview: Ninja H2 (2015) Alien Head 2™ Stainless Full Exhaust System

 


Available Soon: Ninja H2 (2015) Alien Head 2™ Stainless Full Exhaust System

Lose the H2’s FAT CAT with our ultra-light, thin-wall Stainless Steel full exhaust system. Almost as light as Titanium, at a fraction of the cost.

  • Full exhaust system weighs only 10.9 lb.
  • 20+ lb. (9+ kg) weight savings vs. OEM exhaust
  • Aerospace quality, ultra-lightweight stainless construction
  • Show-polished finish on the entire system (including head pipes)
  • Removable noise reduction insert available (sold separately)
  • Removable/replaceable muffler allows for use of the new ‘Slash Cut’ style muffler (also coming soon)

 

 


Brock uses his 25+ years of product development knowledge, and enlists help from his friend Don Guhl and others, to help unchain the potential of Kawasaki’s Ninja H2. Is it really ‘Built Beyond Belief’ or an over-hyped dud? We believe we found the answer, and we let you ride along with bike owner ‘Kurve’ during his first experience with the machine after its transformation into a hulking street menace.

 


Can You Smell What The Brock Is Cooking for the Ninja H2? Prototype product testing for the 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2 is heating up at Brock’s Performance. Pre-orders are being accepted for Stage 1 Bolt-on Performance Kits. Call 937-912-0054 or e-mail Sales@BrocksPerformance.com to be notified about price and availability. We hope you enjoy the prototype testing on Kurve’s Ninja H2, stay tuned for more to come. Special thanks to Kurve for loaning us his bike.

 

 

 

Sport Rider Cover Story: Ninja H2 Goes 226.9 MPH with Bolt-On Mods

Sport Rider Cover Story: Ninja H2 Goes 226.9 MPH with Bolt-On Mods

 

Kawasaki Ninja H2 Magazine Test Bike Breaks Land Speed Record

Kawasaki Ninja H2 Magazine Test Bike Breaks Land Speed Record

 

New for the Ninja H2 ~ Clutch Mod Kit and HD Clutch Spring Kit

New for the Ninja H2 ~ Clutch Mod Kit and HD Clutch Spring Kit

 

219 MPH! Brock’s Stage 2 Kawasaki H2 Streetbike Faster Than a Race-Prepped H2R

219 MPH! Brock’s Stage 2 Kawasaki H2 Streetbike Faster Than a Race-Prepped H2R

 

Ninja H2 Alien Head 2 Full Exhaust Systems Available Now

Ninja H2 Alien Head 2 Full Exhaust Systems Available Now

 

Ninja H2 DNA High-Performance Air Filter Available Now

Ninja H2 DNA High-Performance Air Filter Available Now

 

Kurve's Ninja H2: First Ride Motovlog on the Brock's Equipped Beast

Kurve’s Ninja H2: First Ride Motovlog on the Brock’s Equipped Beast

 

New for the Ninja H2 (2015) ~ Fully Adjustable Window Links

New for the Ninja H2 (2015) ~ Fully Adjustable Window Links

 

Dyno Mayhem: Stage 1 Product Testing on Kurve's Ninja H2

Dyno Mayhem: Stage 1 Product Testing on Kurve’s Ninja H2

 

 

Dyno Chart – STD Scale Dyno Chart – SAE Scale

 

Click Charts for Full Size View

 

 

Installation Instructions:

Ninja H2 (2015) Clutch Mod Kit Installation

Ninja H2 (2015) HD Clutch Spring Kit Installation

Ninja H2 (15-up) Full Exhaust System Installation

Ninja H2 (15-up) Adjustable Window Links Installation

Ninja H2 (15-up) Steering Damper Riser Kit Installation

Ninja H2 (15-up) Front End Lowering Kit Installation

Ninja H2/H2R (15-up) Power Commander V Installation

Ninja H2 (15-up) Fender Eliminator Installation

Ninja H2 (2016) Clutch Conversion Kit Package Contents

 

Forums Threads:

NinjaH2.org – Brock’s Dyno Testing H2 with Exhaust

 

Manuals:

Ninja H2R (2015) Factory Service Manual

Ninja H2 (2015) Factory Service Manual

Ninja H2 (2016) Factory Service Manual

 

FAQs:

Kawasaki: Ninja H2 (13)

Original Question: I have a Kawasaki Ninja H2, I purchased your ECU flash. I installed the ECU back on the bike and now the bike runs poor and all the lights on my dash are lit up also. Did I get a bad ECU Flash?

ANSWER: 
Check the connectors that go to your regulator/rectifier. Which is located on the left side fairing. When reinstalling your fairings you may have not connected the connectors completely, this could cause your bike to run into issues. Disconnect the plugs on your regulator/rectifier and reconnect them, make sure you hear a “click” on each one so you know it is connected properly.

We have the service manual available, see link below. In the service manual refer to 16-30 to 16-32 showing the removal and installation of the regulator/rectifier.

Download Kawasaki Ninja H2 Service Manual

We have not had the chance to reference our parts on the new 2017 H2 models. So far with the 2015-2016 H2 models our products are compatible with the European bikes. Once we have checked fitment we will update our website. Below is a link to our H2 product information as well.

http://www.brocksperformance.com/brocknm/templates/bpp1.aspx?articleid=726&zoneid=25

On the throttle side switch assembly, cut the red wire with the green tracer. See the related link below for a photo. Note: We have done this several time in the 2015 Ninja H2’s, we assume the 2016’s + are the same… but we have not tested this yet.

The Kawasaki 10w-40 fully synthetic oil works very well. The noise you are hearing is from the slipper clutch, it is normal. If you would like to disable it, we offer a clutch mod kit. Please check the link below.

Ninja H2 Clutch Mod
Disable your factory slipper clutch for drag racing and land speed use

Original Question: My Ninja H2 has ‘miss’ at high RPM’s. It’s running great, but then just falls on it’s face. My mechanic can’t find anything wrong. It’s driving me crazy… what could it be?

ANSWER:
Sounds like a boost leak as pressure increases with RPM. The most common spot on the H2’s seems to be at the clamps which secures the orange hose between the plenum and supercharger. Many times, simply tightening the hose clamps cures the problem. Otherwise, check all clamps and connections relevant to pressure/boost.

Original Question: In regards to the Ninja H2 full exhaust system, what type of gains could I expect over my current setup? Here are a list of my mods; No Cat & Slip-on, ECU Flash (14K rev limit), DNA Filter, PC5 Tuned. It made 186hp with a 1.21 correction factor in Albuquerque stock and 238hp with my current mods (1.19 correction factor). What gains will the full system net me?

I wish I could give you a solid XXX answer… but it’s not possible. I can’t compare (in good faith) something that we have never tested (your pipe, your flash etc.) to our combination. I can tell you that the correction factors you are quoting – 1.21, 1.19 etc, are not like anything we have ever seen? On our worst day (100+ degrees and 90% humidity), we are at 1.06 – with near perfect conditions (today 60 degrees/ 15%) we are at 1.00/1.01. Of course, our actual altitude is only 860 ft, but something still seems off? That’s a huge difference. When we would travel to Florida with our portable dyno, to sea level (better in cool air with high pressure), our CF would drop to .98/.99. I can say that your ‘relative’ gains of 52 HP seem a bit low. Not sure if it’s altitude, tune, product selection? And I would not be being honest if I tried. All I can say is that we did our homework. I personally spent about 12 weeks on the dyno/designing/testing and then we backed it up with the fastest pass in official LSR competition by any H2 or H2R. If that means we would make better numbers on your dyno… then sweet! If you asked me if I believe that our combination and knowledge will make you as fast as possible in the real world? – then the answer is yes. I hope this helps, Brock

Original Question: I have the Stage II with Slash Cut for my H2. I am drag racing and want maximum power, I use only pump gas (89 octane). Which map would be more suitable ‘street map’ or ‘track map’?

 

ANSWER:
Ninja H2 owners who request mapping through our Map Support Program receive the following maps:

  • Basic Map Description – Ninja H2 (2015)
  • TRACK MAP: For use on the drag strip with ALL private owners information followed (see link below), using oxygenated fuel (MR12, MRX02, Q16 etc…)
  • PUMP TRACK MAP:  For use on the drag strip (or hot street use) with the (private) information followed, using pump gas (Shell 89 suggested)
  • STREET MAP: For use on the street with (private) information using pump gas (any brand/octane – Shell 89 suggested) Designed to enhance low speed drivability and increase fuel mileage at cruising speeds, but still provide the mid-range and top end punch of our track maps.

Any of these symptoms are typically caused by moisture or debris entering the sealed hydraulic system. This should not occur and could be a sign of a seal problem in the slave cylinder or elsewhere in the system. ** Any foreign matter in this sealed system could lead to an unsafe situation and should be addressed by your dealer immediately.** Please Note: The above topic includes all makes models. After many miles of road use, it is normal for clutch fluid to require servicing/replacement. Check your service manual for more details.

“Savage Mode” is a term coined by Brock’s Performance customer and friend, Ib, (aka “650Ib”) to describe his use of the dual map capabilities of a Dynojet PCV using a handlebar mounted map selection switch (see link below) on his 2016 Ninja H2.

By using the map selection switch, Ib is able to switch from his Brock’s Performance increased drivability street map (which was designed for pump gas use, smooth throttle control, and increased fuel mileage) to his VP MR12 oxygenated race fuel map at any time, without the need of a laptop computer. This map/fuel combination, aka Savage Mode, is worth @15-20 HP gain (weather dependent) on the H2!

FYI: Most normally aspirated machines and any machine equipped with a PCV and map switch can be programmed to use dual map capabilities.  Busas, ZX-14s, GSX-R1000s, etc… will experience an HP increase of 7-11 RWHP with the addition of this fuel and matching Brock’s Performance ‘Track Map’.  Of course, the MR12 map does not help if the bike does not have MR12 fuel in the tank… in fact, the machine will slow down.

An example of the use of Savage Mode is when you begin the riding day with a full tank of MR12, with the map switch selecting the MR12 map (let’s say that’s map position #2.)  After smacking down your buddies for a couple of hours, it’s time for a fuel stop.  Since MR12 is not available out of the pump and non-oxygenated, high-octane fuel out of the pump SLOWS THE BIKE DOWN, you would simply select 93 octane and change your map selector switch to the pump gas map (position #1.) There might be a bit of MR12 left in the tank, but the higher 93 octane (vs. the 89 the map was developed with) will allow the use of the slight blend.

To revert back to Savage Mode, it is best to drain the tank completely and run straight MR12. We suggest the use of our Gas Tapper Siphon to quickly and easily drain the tank (which can be seen via the link below also.)

Note – Holding ANY bike at wide open throttle for 25-30 minutes is considered extreme use and requires a special tune for such use, but most ‘smackdowns’ last for a reasonable amount of time and we have H2 customers all over the world who report excellent results using our tested/proven map combinations with no issues. Brock’s Performance also offers special land speed mapping and technical support for extreme use situations, contact MapSupport@BrocksPerformance.com for more details.

NOTICE: Kawasaki Ninja H2 Overdrive Supercharger Gears

NOTICE: Kawasaki Ninja H2 Overdrive Supercharger Gears

Here at Brock’s Performance, we have recently been confronted with questions in regard to the installation of aftermarket overdrive supercharger gears. While Brock’s Performance had no input in the design or manufacturing of these gears, as a customer courtesy, we would like to relay our concerns as to why we believe a product like this should be professionally installed and accompanied by a professional tune and technical support.

  1. The H2 may not have enough fuel pump volume for sustained high speed use when the boost is increased. For this assessment, we look to the Ninja H2R having 50% more fuel pump volume. Adding additional boost will tax the H2’s fuel system even more.
  2. When boost pressure is increased, ignition timing should be decreased. The big question is… how much? Your builder/tuner can help you with this. CAUTION: Brock’s Performance DOES NOT recommend the use of overdrive gears with our Stage 2 ECU Flash as delivered.
  3. Insufficient Octane. With additional boost, comes higher inlet temps… will 91-93 Octane be enough? We honestly don’t know, and it will depend on your use. If #1 and #2 above are handled accordingly – maybe? Or, you might need to tune to a race fuel only situation (or E85–aftermarket pump a must.)
  4. Higher Boost Temps. Kawasaki designed the H2 for use without an intercooler. BUT, more boost = higher inlet temps. Aftermarket intercoolers are available; see your builder or tuner.
  5. Maintenance intervals. How many H2 owners, that have increased their rev limiter to H2R levels, have paid attention to the accelerated maintenance schedule? For those who may not be familiar, please click here. Increasing power/boost levels, without knowing that your engine/valve train is in good shape, is never a good idea for longevity. In most cases, higher valve spring pressures and lower compression levels are used – or intercoolers and high octane fuel. Speak to your builder or tuner.
  6. Gear fitment. Based on our inspection, the aftermarket gears exhibit a slightly lower class fit than OEM (a bit on the “loose” side, comparatively), this in itself is not extreme but we are concerned that this could lead to the mounting bolts prematurely loosening during operation – following the service manual precisely, combined with extreme care and proper assembly techniques might be able to circumvent this potential problem.

Does the above mean the gears are not useable? Certainly not. In the hands of the right person, the benefits from a product like this could be significant. Does it mean they are not ‘drop-in’ parts? Most certainly. Brock’s Performance is in the drop-in business, and as such, we have no plans to sell or support the tuning/use of these gears.

Contact the distributor or mfg. of your gears for more detailed information relating to the items noted above.

Have questions about Brock’s Performance products? Contact our Sales Specialist today at 937-912-0054 or sales@brocksperformance.com

The MR12 race fuel, by VP Racing, will make 10-15 more horsepower over pump gas, we have not had any issues using MR12 when using our Brock’s Performance mapping just dont leave fuel in the tank, must be drained and pump gas ran through system after each use. We are going on our 3rd successful year using Oxygenated fuel in the Ninja H2, with multiple records to back up our success. If you are worried, use MRX02.

Of course not. The Brock’s Performance mission is to understand the constraints placed on the OEM manufacturers and eliminate and/or adjust them to allow your bike to perform its absolute best. Did you know that one trick the OEMs use to lower the noise level of a motorcycle is to dramatically reduce the ignition timing a high rev’s? When we make a statement like “aggressively modified ignition timing”, it’s because we have found out, through many hours of rigorous testing, that the bike responds positively to these adjustments. No one wants to be a slave to race gas; we just want to go ride and have our bike perform at its very best. That said, some of us like to squeeze every last bit of performance out of our machines. For these extreme users, Brock’s also provides fuel injection mapping which allows the user to switch to oxygenated race gas – for a measureable increase in horsepower and on-track performance. But this is a choice, not a requirement. Please click on the Map Support tab from our Brock’s Performance home page for more info. on available mapping for your machine.

 

Related Information

The Gas Factor – Fuel Options for Max HP
Octane Explained
Map Support Form
New Exhaust
Brock’s Performance Website
Home Page

Of course not. The Brock’s Performance mission is to understand the constraints placed on the OEM manufacturers and eliminate and/or adjust them to allow your bike to perform its absolute best. Did you know that one trick the OEMs use to lower the noise level of a motorcycle is to dramatically reduce the ignition timing a high rev’s? When we make a statement like “aggressively modified ignition timing”, it’s because we have found out, through many hours of rigorous testing, that the bike responds positively to these adjustments. No one wants to be a slave to race gas; we just want to go ride and have our bike perform at its very best. That said, some of us like to squeeze every last bit of performance out of our machines. For these extreme users, Brock’s also provides fuel injection mapping which allows the user to switch to oxygenated race gas – for a measurable increase in horsepower and on-track performance. But this is a choice, not a requirement. Please click on the Map Support tab from our Brock’s Performance homepage for more info. on available mapping for your machine.

The Gas Factor – Fuel Options for Max HP