True yes, but I'm willing to bet the street H2 would require the same look over after substantial amount of time spent under high stress application.It is interesting when you read Kawasaki's website regarding the R. They suggest an inspection after 8 hours at over 8,000 rpm and a bottom end job after 15 hours. Who are you going to trust for this work, the lawnmower guy at your local dealer????? This should be an easy $2000 to $3000 bill. I am still curious why the R needs much more maintenance than the H2? The exhaust and clutch don't cause this wear? The ECU and cam timing must have pretty aggressive specs to require this kind of attention. Can't wait to unravel all of these mysteries.