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congrats, welcome to the madness...
 
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Speechless doesn't work too well on forums. Well done.
You are right :)

I just love the looks, which is the second reason for the purchase, the first being the supercharger.

The mix of sounds it makes when opening up the throttle is really excellent, and it pulls hard from very low RPMs in any gear.

I rode many different bikes before, including the (excellent) Ducati big twins (especially the 1098S, I didn't find the 1199 pulling just as hard from down low), even they don't give the same relentless acceleration, and they vibrate way more at low revs.

The front of of the bike feels very wide, the clutch is super hard and Kawasaki's ergonomics designer must have been on holidays when they decided on the left handlebar switchgear (especially the turn signals switch).

It is actually pretty easy to move around despite the weight.

Overall I am extremely happy with the purchase, there is just nothing like it out there.
I don't care if it skywalks other bikes or not, it puts a gigantic smile on my face when I ride it.

I tested the new R1, the new S1000RR, the new 1299, they are absolutely fantastic bikes, much, much lighter than the H2 and obviously more capable on the track; the H2 is just something else, with a balance feel more similar to the latest batch of superbikes, but with the acceleration of the "drag" bikes.

I love it :)
 

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"I likes em big," think of Benny Hill in the original film the Italian Job. At 16 1/2 stone ( 105 kgs) a smaller cc bike just wont cut it. The moto gp stuff is ridden by jockeys and while they are ultimately the fastest they are as relevant to me as a nun is to Ron Jeremy. I watch Vids of them crashing and think,," I'd have held on to that." That's the problem with one size fits all,,,,it doesn't! I view my H2 as a blank canvas, frame , forks , ENGINE ( OH DEAR, shaking head again), wheels. brakes.
The seat , projector headlight, tank, upper cowl can all make way though I obviously understand it has to have them ! I didn't and still don't think the front of a zx12r looks anything short of fit for intended purpose.
 

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I am 62 Kgs and I still like the H2 better than the latest batch of superbikes :)
 

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You are right :)

I just love the looks, which is the second reason for the purchase, the first being the supercharger.

The mix of sounds it makes when opening up the throttle is really excellent, and it pulls hard from very low RPMs in any gear.
I agree. The mix of sounds always make me think of a plane on runway about to take off. The whirling of turbine then the low vibrations when backing off throttle to slowly roll on it then back to the whining of supercharger followed by the bike telling me to Hold on!

Enjoy the new toy as we other owners do.
 
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