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post #21 of 27 Old 04-07-2019, 06:12 AM
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They all have good and bad points, 15-16 will be collector items as they were the beginning, try and find a 1969 H1 and if you do you will pay big bucks for an original.
There is no known systemic faults with the H2, most problems have been mods along with abuse outside the H2's reliability envelope. Although when it happens they complain the biggest failure is to look in the mirror. Example, one owner complained about gearbox failure and KHI would not replace the unit for free, really complained with threats of exposing how badly the gearbox was built to everybody on the internet. His problem was his voice was an exact match to somebody who YouTubes his mods. So don't listen to this, the bike is built real well.

And another thing, don't fall into the trap of people comparing the H2 to another make as the fastest motorcycle in the world, it is not! It is though the fastest accelerating production motorcycle in the world. So keep that in mind when the Ducati, BMW or any other owner tries to talk you down, they cant.
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They all have good and bad points, 15-16 will be collector items as they were the beginning, try and find a 1969 H1 and if you do you will pay big bucks for an original.
There is no known systemic faults with the H2, most problems have been mods along with abuse outside the H2's reliability envelope. Although when it happens they complain the biggest failure is to look in the mirror. Example, one owner complained about gearbox failure and KHI would not replace the unit for free, really complained with threats of exposing how badly the gearbox was built to everybody on the internet. His problem was his voice was an exact match to somebody who YouTubes his mods. So don't listen to this, the bike is built real well.

And another thing, don't fall into the trap of people comparing the H2 to another make as the fastest motorcycle in the world, it is not! It is though the fastest accelerating production motorcycle in the world. So keep that in mind when the Ducati, BMW or any other owner tries to talk you down, they cant.
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I got other Bikes and friends with bikes and when I ride other 1000s I find myself feeling like I’m riding a 600 until they hit 10k rpm.
Then I get on h2 and not matter where on rev range it pulls u back into the seat
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Exactly, they just don't understand because they don't own one.
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Thanks for all this information. I've learned a lot from you guys, glad I decided to join this form.
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"Yea but less than first two years"...care ta elaborate on that for us guys that have 2015's?I am curious.Honestly,I STILL haven't opened her all the way up in first from a standing start.She comes up like champagne cork at around 6k if I stay in it.Same with 2.3 and sometimes 4th.I have had her wide open in 6th though...

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sorry ghost super busy with work i rarely check in. guys are all right on here all years offer something...and i cant deny my heart has been broke with the issue ive had but its not the bike the bike is fantastic and still fairly unique its the aftersales/service im not or have'nt got....and even then i cant complain dealership and owner has tried their best but i think maybe lack of training or maybe we just disagree very badly on how my issue should have been fixed and on what timescale/cost.....me and fellow member have just been through alot and we have chosen not to post on here as we dont feel the need to publicly plaster all our complaints for the world to see. my only advice is be very careful of anything modified....as bike is forced induction so even a misfire or a rich/lean spike can have damaged or potentially lead to big repair bills. shoot for usual low miles well maintained....should be loads out there....good luck and enjoy and were all here to help best we can even though we all know f**k all ha ha ha
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sorry ghost super busy with work i rarely check in. guys are all right on here all years offer something...and i cant deny my heart has been broke with the issue ive had but its not the bike the bike is fantastic and still fairly unique its the aftersales/service im not or have'nt got....and even then i cant complain dealership and owner has tried their best but i think maybe lack of training or maybe we just disagree very badly on how my issue should have been fixed and on what timescale/cost.....me and fellow member have just been through alot and we have chosen not to post on here as we dont feel the need to publicly plaster all our complaints for the world to see. my only advice is be very careful of anything modified....as bike is forced induction so even a misfire or a rich/lean spike can have damaged or potentially lead to big repair bills. shoot for usual low miles well maintained....should be loads out there....good luck and enjoy and were all here to help best we can even though we all know f**k all ha ha ha
Thanks for the advice. I am planning to shop around for the low miles, and minimal to zero mods. Most people seem to ride these bikes hard as **** from day one. I'll find the right bike sooner or later. Again, thanks for the advice and good luck getting your issue resolved. Hopefully you the dealer does the right thing.

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