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For those of you who may not know, the H2 is not a 'new' bike from Kawasaki. Yes the bike itself is new but its name and the lineage it was derived from are certainly not new.

The Original H2 is somewhat of a forgotten gem, well not with the old hardcore rockers and cafe crowd mind you, but certainly forgotten by the anorak fashion crowd that seems to make up a huge chunk of motorcyclists today.

Regardless of my digressing diatribe, the original H2 was the new Widow Maker, a 750cc 2-Stroke, hair on fire, pure bread menace to society performance king. This is the bike credited with giving Kawasaki its reputation for build fast and sexy bikes...

Hunter Thompson on the Triple:

I am not without scars on my brain and my body, but I can live with them. I still feel a shudder in my spine every time I see a picture of a Vincent Black Shadow, or when I walk into a public restroom and hear crippled men whispering about the terrifying Kawasaki Triple... I have visions of compound femur-fractures and large black men in white hospital suits holding me down on a gurney while a nurse called "Bess" sews the flaps of my scalp together with a stitching drill.

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Which is true. I have been a connoisseur of fast motorcycles all my life. I bought a brand-new 650 BSA Lightning when it was billed as "the fastest motorcycle ever tested by Hot Rod magazine." I have ridden a 500-pound Vincent through traffic on the Ventura Freeway with burning oil on my legs and run the Kawa 750 Triple through Beverly Hills at night with a head full of acid... I have ridden with Sonny Barger and smoked weed in biker bars with Jack Nicholson, Grace Slick, Ron Zigler and my infamous old friend, Ken Kesey, a legendary Cafe Racer.
Long Live the Menace!
 

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well judging by the rhetoric Kawasaki has been using since Tokyo last year the H2 intends to decimate the industry and force the rest of the manufacturers to catch up, just like last time ;)
 

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well judging by the rhetoric Kawasaki has been using since Tokyo last year the H2 intends to decimate the industry and force the rest of the manufacturers to catch up, just like last time ;)
It's good that Kawasaki is pushing other manufacturers to innovate and evolve. Making big moves like this is what creates a company's reputation.
 
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