You are not surprised at a loss of over £15,000 and they never even rode the bloody thing , you must be Kawasaki’s dream customer.This is hardly surprising. If Kawasaki had stopped production after 2015 that H2 at Bonham's auction may have attracted a premium but this is not what Kawasaki set out to do.
Come back in 2040 and your 1-mile 2015 bike will probably be worth more than it's original price but if you really want to make money invest in a painting or some gold.
I don't think Kawasaki really knows "what to do" with the H2This is hardly surprising. If Kawasaki had stopped production after 2015 that H2 at Bonham's auction may have attracted a premium but this is not what Kawasaki set out to do..
Well it is if you’ve ridden it more than a push mile .I consider my H2R a sunk cost. Anything I get back after I’m done with her is a bonus.
I don't think Kawasaki really knows "what to do" with the H2
They did offer the bike as a limited production run in an "ordering window"
They did the same with the carbon model
2015 owners thought the original green frame would be limited to that year
I really do think Kwak led folk to believe the bike would be limited and special, well the special bit they got right
I never once thought my H2 would be an overnight money earner, long term investment maybe, to be honest I don't really care
Hey Ted, thanks for the history lesson, wink, wink
Having met the Japanese team who conceived and built the H2/H2R this comment is spot on. They built the bike "because we can". Contrast this with Suzuki, for example, having a real tough time and not even able to give us a new Hayabusa. Their North American car division filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. New 2019 motorcycle models announced so far for Europe are parts-bin specials, really sad and I sincerely hope it improves for them.Everyone needs to look back and understand Kawasaki's history. They do not need the motorcycle division to make money. It is only a tiny fragment of their business.
What they do want is the global name recognition, and that is why starting with the H1 they build over the top bikes.
Who buys an H2R?A brand new , 1 push mile H2R has just sold at Bonham for £23,000 + commission . A very poor investment for one and a nice buy for the new owner .