Kawasaki has revealed a new supercharged inline four-cylinder engine at the Tokyo Motor Show. The company claims it to be world’s first supercharger developed by a motorcycle manufacturer. It was able to do so because of their extensive experience in working with turbine engines and other related applications.
Kawasaki didn’t disclose any major details on this engine including the cubic capacity, however, the company released an image that includes a motorcycle which looks very similar to the Ninja ZX-14R.
"Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. also has a long history of developing technologies for turbine engines. The lifeblood of these turbines is their blades, which need to be able to cope with extreme heat and vibration while spinning at high speeds. Know-how from years of designing turbine engine blades was instilled in the first supercharger developed by a motorcycle manufacturer. And of course, designing a motorcycle-use supercharged engine in-house means that maximum efficiency could be pursued," said an official statement.