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Kawasaki to supercharge more motorcycles

01 March 2016, 12:34 PM Firoze Irani
Kawasaki to supercharge more motorcycles

Kawasaki have revealed more details and images about their future for supercharged motorcycles with their new supercharged engine. They also revealed their Spirit Charger (SC-01) and Soul Charger (SC-02) motorcycle concept images.

Concept SC-01 was described as “just one of the fascinating directions Kawasaki’s design team are considering for the future of the forced induction motorcycle line. With softer, more luxurious materials chosen over the hard-edged performance-focused approach of the Ninja H2 and Ninja H2R, the flowing lines of Spirit Charger suggest a machine suitable for all-day, long-distance enjoyment and comfort.” Whereas the SC-02 is clearly a naked streetfighter for shorter distances.

These new models will be designed in-house using a new supercharged engine, but this time it could be a smaller capacity, rumours claim it to be around 600cc. Kawasaki say it shows the company's ability to make their technology 'scalable' for different applications, and hints at even more variants in the future. The sketches reveal the retro-styled bikes that are seen to be using the latest chassis and supercharger.

Kenji Tomida, President of Kawasaki’s Motorcycle and Engineering Company said “Firstly the need for machines to possess power and grace, secondly Kawasaki motorcycles should continue to be fun and rewarding to ride and, thirdly, the ongoing reliance on the skills within the entire Kawasaki Group harnessing cutting-edge technology to enrich the lives of people worldwide.”

The new ‘Balanced Supercharged Engine’ should spawn a family of new Kawasakis that deliver great performance from smaller capacity and more fuel-efficient engines. No firm date has been given for the new supercharged Kawasakis to land in dealerships, but it’s sure the Japanese manufacturer is keen on bringing a wide range of models in the near future.
We can expect Kawasaki to introduce these motorcycles in India, as Kawasaki India offer motorcycles from the KLX 110 to their supercharged hyper sport Ninja H2.

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