Way back in late 2011, we showed you a series of patent drawings for a supercharged engine from Kawasaki. The patent was pretty straightforward, a compact blower was tucked in behind the cylinders, but other than those drawings, nothing.
At the Tokyo Motor Show just completed, Kawasaki had an exhibit of a supercharged engine that looked just like the patent drawings, though no details other than to say they have the know how to build the components based on their experience building turbine blades.
Do they have near term plans for this little beast or is it slated for some long in the future application? Kawasaki isn’t saying.