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No new news. Where's H2R when you need him to generate discussion? Has Christmas happened and we received socks and underwear? Or is this the unwarranted doldrums before the surprise party?
 

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No new news. Where's H2R when you need him to generate discussion? Has Christmas happened and we received socks and underwear? Or is this the unwarranted doldrums before the surprise party?
Maybe by writing a load of Honda ( rubbish ) I can get my status raised so I can add pics? Got pictures of my H2's brother and sister sat here on my computer waiting to upload.
 

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Well...I kinda thought a shift of discussion about the positive things of this bike in another topic thread would go over pretty well...guys with experience jumping in and discussing some of the electronics and such...that one kinda limped off into the sunset;)

A few said to me.."they aren't anything special"....which I totally don't agree with...considering the engine capabilities of THIS bike as opposed to a 1000 'new' sportbike.I think it's fair to say...with this bike and it's design from engine to weight to all that..power..acceleration throughout the powerband...these electronics aren't 'just like all the others'...IMO...the key here is....NOBODY has ridden this thing...they may just be glad it's GOT top of the line technology in there..not the same as...the 'other' bikes.

Ricky rode one in Japan...without the electronic do-dads...he said it scared him pretty good...and that he'd HAVE to learn how to ride it as opposed to..."Hey...I got this"...;)
 

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Well...I kinda thought a shift of discussion about the positive things of this bike in another topic thread would go over pretty well...guys with experience jumping in and discussing some of the electronics and such...that one kinda limped off into the sunset;)

A few said to me.."they aren't anything special"....which I totally don't agree with...considering the engine capabilities of THIS bike as opposed to a 1000 'new' sportbike.I think it's fair to say...with this bike and it's design from engine to weight to all that..power..acceleration throughout the powerband...these electronics aren't 'just like all the others'...IMO...the key here is....NOBODY has ridden this thing...they may just be glad it's GOT top of the line technology in there..not the same as...the 'other' bikes.

Ricky rode on in Japan...without the electrinic do-dads...he said it scared him pretty good...and that he'd HAVE to learn how to ride it as opposed to..."Hey...I got this"...;)
One of our techs was on the H2 training course last Friday - I'll quiz him tomorrow and see if I can get any news on the bike for you all !

And this time next week I'll be drinking beer with someone who's ridden it ........
 

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"One of our techs was on the H2 training course last Friday"....that's way cool...wonder if MY dealer is doing something like that?Probably...seeing I'm the only one in this whole state that's getting it;)
 

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A few said to me.."they aren't anything special"
If the comment was directed at the electronics, then I would tend to agree. Besides incorporating the necessary functionality to control the boost, the electronics don't seem to be anything to write home about.

The new R1 has a full inertial platform, and electronically controlled suspensions, now THAT is a special kit...

The electronic package on the H2/H2R is excellent, just not spectacular :)

Frio
 

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Maybe not...****...IDK.I read about that 'package' on the R1...okay...good for that bike...this isn't that bike though...guess that's kinda what I was getting at...the WAY this one performs....I wonder how hard it would be to ride that R1 without any do-dads?
 

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A simpler but understandable system can be better than an exceptionally complex system that a normal person can't figure out ... not saying that's the case, but it's a significant possibility ...

I think discussion on this forum will start waking up again once someone rides one who isn't hamstrung by non-disclosure agreements ...
 

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Agreed

A simpler but understandable system can be better than an exceptionally complex system that a normal person can't figure out ... not saying that's the case, but it's a significant possibility ...

I think discussion on this forum will start waking up again once someone rides one who isn't hamstrung by non-disclosure agreements ...
 

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Maybe not...****...IDK.I read about that 'package' on the R1...okay...good for that bike...this isn't that bike though...guess that's kinda what I was getting at...the WAY this one performs....I wonder how hard it would be to ride that R1 without any do-dads?
Just to keep the conversation going, the 14R has lots of electronics to keep it "rideable";). Not sure if eveyone is aware, it even has an idiot mode, if you whack the throttle too hard with everything turned offf, it kills off 30 hp.

So, this level of electronics is not new for Kawi...
 

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"One of our techs was on the H2 training course last Friday"....that's way cool...wonder if MY dealer is doing something like that?Probably...seeing I'm the only one in this whole state that's getting it;)
In the UK if a dealer did not send a tech on the training course they would not be sent any H2's ................
 

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In the UK if a dealer did not send a tech on the training course they would not be sent any H2's ................
My Dealers told me their tech has just completed a weeks course. I have to book my servicing around him. he will be th eonly person authorised to ride my bike by Kawasaki.
 

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"if you whack the throttle too hard with everything turned offf, it kills off 30 hp."...they musta forgot to put that in my bike;)
 

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I like this, but it will make moving difficult. One will need to either find a dealer with someone who has taken the courses or one that will offer to do so.

In the UK if a dealer did not send a tech on the training course they would not be sent any H2's ................
My Dealers told me their tech has just completed a weeks course. I have to book my servicing around him. he will be th eonly person authorised to ride my bike by Kawasaki.
 

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Yup....you're speaking...factory.That is removed with a flash.The H2 MAY have something similar...we don't know yet.

"they musta forgot to put that in my bike"...that was a joke actually.My 14 has had that disabled....with a good flash.
 
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