11 Dec,2014

Kawasaki Unviels Rickey Gadson Custom One-off Ninja H2 Drag Bike

On December 11, 2014, at the New York International Motorcycle Show, Kawasaki unveiled a highly customized race bike created specifically for use by Kawasaki-sponsored rider and eleven-time drag racing champion, Rickey Gadson. This one-of-a-kind motorcycle was specially designed in conjunction with Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. to meet certain drag racing specifications.

For Rickey’s part, he worked on a number of other modifications to enhance the motorcycle’s on-track prowess. These include a Strong Arm extended swing arm from Adam’s Performance. It accommodates a Brock’s Performance BST carbon fiber rear wheel to save weight, while a Ninja H2 cast aluminum front wheel was used on the front.

Completing the rear-end upgrades, Gadson added a JRI rear shock and equipped the motorcycle with a handlebar-mounted air shifter, which works in conjunction with the Kawasaki Quick Shifter on the Ninja H2.

To celebrate the unveiling of the Rickey Gadson custom Kawasaki Ninja H2 bike, Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. has released a video showing the motorcycle in action. It can be viewed at youtube.com/kawasakitv