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Kawasaki Original Silver-Mirror Paint

The silver-mirror paint used on the Ninja H2 was developed by Kawasaki specifically for motorcycles. Its highly reflective, glasslike metal appearance adds to the bike’s stunning design. While paint similar in appearance may be found in custom circles, this is its first use on a mass-production vehicle in either the automotive or motorcycle industries. Strict Kawasaki quality control measures ensure a long-lasting finish.

Special Paint Process

The highly reflective surface is created by inducing a silver-mirror reaction (a chemical reaction between a solution of silver ions and a reducing agent) that forms a layer of pure silver. This Ag layer is what creates the paint’s glasslike metal appearance. Compared to candy paints, which use aluminium flakes to generate a sparkling effect, the Ag layer appears as a uniform metallic surface.

Meticulously Painted by Hand

While the multiple layers of paint on typical mass-production models are done by robot painters, for the Ninja H2 each layer of the paint—from primer to clear coat—is carefully finished by the hands of Kawasaki craftsmen to ensure a flawless, lustrous surface. Twice the number of clear coats (two on standard pieces, four on pieces with decals) further adds to the high-quality finish.

By the Hands of Craftsmen

Welding bead quality for the trellis frame is uniformly very high, contributing to the Ninja H2’s superb fit and finish. Complementing the efficient and precise welds done by Kawasaki robots, complex curves are welded by expert Kawasaki craftsmen.

Assembled with Care

Unlike a standard mass-production model, the high-precision production of the Ninja H2 requires greater hands-on participation by skilled Kawasaki craftsmen. Within Kawasaki’s Akashi Factory, production takes place in an area dedicated exclusively to this bike. Great care taken at each step of production and assembly results in a product of superior performance and quality.

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