The Kawasaki Ninja H2R will make an appearance at this years Isle of Man TT according to a report today from MCN. While sadly it won’t be racing, it will feature in a parade lap around the circuit and be ridden by four-time runner-up in the British Superbike Championship, Chris Walker.
The parade lap will feature various riders who raced wearing RST gear, with RST being the title sponsor of this years Isle of Man TT event. Alongside racers such as Steve Plater, Ian Simpson and Jamie Whittam, RST founder and former TT rider Johny Towers among others will participate.
Chris walker stated that “It’s a big thing for RST, and a big thing for me to be asked to join in their legends parade lap. I’m a huge fan of the TT, and I have a huge amount of respect for the guys who race that discipline; I try to get over to spectate every couple of years or so, and was over last year for the Senior. That makes being asked to take part in the lap even more special.”
He continued: “As for the bike; it’s going to be just what I need for my first lap of the TT on closed roads – what could possibly go wrong with 329 brake horsepower?! It’ll be very nice to unleash the 130db of noise though, even though it might fade into nothing compared to bikes like the Honda Six that have raced there in the past!
“I haven’t thought about speeds, because I’m planning on taking it really easy , but with all that power I probably won’t be taking my hands off the bars too much!