The 2016 H2 is equipped with an assist and slipper clutch which is available as an add on for the 2015. The Kawasaki part number is 99994-0840 and goes for approx $400 CAD. As of now you have to pay for the part + install running around 800$ CAD. My dealer complained on my behalf about how tight and heavy the clutch is especially in traffic. Kawasaki is providing the part and install for FREE! Apparently if enough people complain Kawasaki might make a recall.
The part is back ordered until after Christmas so it should be arriving soon. I will post back how it feels/works.
It's interesting but through the horrendous Google translation I gathered the Japanese are very angry that there is a second year, it only had 200hp and that after the second order period there seemed to be bikes available at dealers for sale anytime. They sold 800 of the 2015 just in Japan and the 2016 won't sell 100.
Sounds like they raised the price in Japan too.
I also liked the description of the spark black as "flashy lame painting". Google may be over selling it but those people sound pissed.
They also sound sure there will be an R2.
Can anyone here read the original Japanese and translate accurately? That article looked like it was full of win.
For my 2 cents , I will agree the clutch fine. I was using QS all the time and why anyone wouldn't want to get the most use from the dog ring box I don't know. Whole gearbox clutch set up is / was half the whole value of this bike.