I think the US and Europe drive the big horse power innovation. SE Asia doesn't have the appetite for higher HP where the huge majority of sales are geared towards practicality as opposed to fun factor.
The H2 is not meant to cannibalise other Kwaka offerings. It's a once in a few years show of how good they are which will lead to sales in their other bikes. The ZX-10R is due for a refresh and watch out - it should be amazing on the back of their "demo" H2 bike.
Yeah, they call it "corporate goodwill" or something like.
You could be very right (which would be kind of a letdown). Not to say that what Mother K builds isn't good it's just................
Toyota did this very same thing that you brought up with their LFA car. Auto people seem to be confused over why they didn't follow-up on this car.
Once again, I think that we will see more of the H2 to come tho. The factories seem to be edging towards a possible political backlash with these bikes (legislation to kill these bikes happened before with that Senator from Missouri, but failed) so on the one hand they want to be on top with big numbers but not too much that will invite new legislation. IT WILL HAPPEN, but who knows when?
One reason to not do stupid stuff like we see on the mainstream media with these brain-dead idiots pulling wheelies on the freeway and harassing cops. THEIR ACTIONS WILL MAKE ALL OF US PAY!
We have all seen this with hunting, target shooting, lasers, etc...
Anyway I'll stand behind my previous guess that we will see more of this cool tech. But again, you could be very right.