Man-Machine Interface

Man-Machine Interface

Although the Ninja H2’s high performance cannot be denied, since it was not intended to be a race bike designed to turn quick lap times as efficiently as possible, it did not need the spartan accommodation found on most purpose-built supersport models. The man-machine interface enables riders to enjoy the bike’s performance with a modicum of comfort. While the riding position, ergonomics and cockpit layout were all designed first and foremost to put the rider in the best position to control this amazing machine, the impression from the rider’s perspective is one not of austerity, but rather plush quality, high-tech control, and an impeccable fit and finish.

Riding Position & Ergonomics

The kind of riding for which the Ninja H2 was designed, and a desire for a compact overall package resulted in a riding position similar to that of a supersport without being quite as aggressive. The rider triangle is similar to that of the Ninja ZX-10R, but more relaxed. As enjoyment of the intense acceleration and high speed capabilities was the first priority, a solo seat for the rider is the only seating provided.


At 825 mm, the seat height is slightly taller than the Ninja ZX-10R’s 813 mm. The seat is tapered at the front—making it easier, along with the slim rear frame, for riders to reach the ground—and wide enough at the rear to ensure comfort.
To help support the rider during intense acceleration, hip-supporting pads flank the rear of the seat. The hip support is adjustable 15 mm backward to suit rider size.


Machined footpegs feature a new design that includes ridges at the tip for extra grip. These help keep the rider’s feet securely in place, while adding to the bike’s high-quality image.
Relative to the Ninja ZX-10R, the footpegs are positioned 10 mm forward, resulting in a more relaxed knee bend, which makes the bike feel much roomier.

Instrumentation & Controls

The advanced, high-tech design of the instrumentation conveys the image of piloting a jet fighter aircraft. Compact handle control switches put all mode selection and display options at the rider’s fingertips.
The design combines a full digital LCD screen with an analogue-style tachometer. The LCD screen features white characters on a black background, contributing to the high-quality image. The tachometer’s black dial “face” looks blank until the engine speed increases. Backlit rpm numbers light up to chase the tachometer needle as it moves around the dial.

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