Hi, I got a 2018 Carbon, no its not numbered and very disappointed, looks like a normal one with a aftermarket fairing, also dissatisfied as this is a selling piece when it comes to resale.....so how will a future buyer or onlooker know its a carbon?... lot of extra money - here 8,000 euro more, thats like $10,000 over the normal carbon. Very unhappy but what can we do?..
I think many 2018 H2 Carbon owners are frustrated by not knowing exactly what number theirs is and how many of them were built since it was a "Limited Edition".
Numbering badges on limited edition vehicles have been pretty standard for years. Kawasaki numbering the 2017's but not the 2018's is even more frustrating especially to those such as myself who bought the "Limited Edition" carbon for the rarity.
The lack of involvement on this forum from Kawasaki is also disappointing.
Hopefully this will change in the future. Understandably there is a lot of information they would rather not divulge.
However there is a lot they could share without a negative impact.
I don't want my criticism of SOME of Kawasaki's practices in regards to the Carbon to be all you hear from me. They deserve credit where it is due. The carbon fairing quality is top notch! The looks of it and the way they tied it in with the rest of the paint scheme is AMAZING! In my experience from years of seeing aftermarket carbon fiber pieces for both cars and motorcycles most of it is nowhere near the look, fit, and overall quality of what Kawasaki produced for the H2 Carbon. Only the best of the aftermarket stuff is comparable and it isn't cheap either! So I don't think it's fair to say "it looks like a normal one with a aftermarket fairing".
On paper at first glance the $3000 dollar price difference here in the US is significant but when you consider the total cost of the bike and just how good the carbon looks...I would have paid the extra for the carbon even if not for the rarity, just for the look. With everything else on this bike being so above and beyond it is my strong opinion that the carbon fairing looks like it belongs on the H2 especially when following the look of the H2R.