Rickey Gadson Custom Ninja H2 Drag Bike

Rickey Gadson – known as the “King of Motorcycle Drag Racing” – is not only an 11-time drag-racing champion, he’s also a savvy bike builder – especially for ones that need breathtaking straight-line speeds.

Gadson recently worked with Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Kawasaki Motors Corp, U.S.A., to build the ultimate Ninja H2 superbike to meet certain drag-racing specifications.

And this bike – the Rickey Gadson Custom Ninja H2 Drag Bike – was unveiled Thursday at the New York City Progressive International Motorcycle Show.

Gadson’s sponsor Kawasaki says “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.”

Gadson then added a JRI rear shock, and equipped the Custom Ninja H2 Hybrid with a handlebar-mounted air shifter, which works in conjunction with the Kawasaki Quick Shifter on the Ninja H2.

The video above shows the unveiling of this custom drag racer. For more on Kawasaki’s latest superbike, visit 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2 First Look.