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Historically the first year production bikes had more power.

The original h2 had "softer" porting after the first year.

A 1989 zzr1100 had 147 bhp,,,later models had restricted throttle tops that stopped the sliders fully opening.

A 2000 zx12r project 320 did 197mph standard out the crate..The A2 had narrower inlet rubbers restricting it...Took me a while to work that one out.

In Kawasaki I trust. I really can't imaging that the new h2 wont be wearing its balls on the outside........
 

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That's all fine and good but the H2 was sold as one-run-only. If there's a second year of this bike, Kawasaki's committed fraud.
 

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That's all fine and good but the H2 was sold as one-run-only. If there's a second year of this bike, Kawasaki's committed fraud.
I thought orders were stopping being taken on 19th December but still see deposits being taken on e bay. I thought this was for 2015 delivery.
 

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I thought orders were stopping being taken on 19th December but still see deposits being taken on e bay. I thought this was for 2015 delivery.
UK orders are going through March I think? The cutoff in December was Canada and US only.

WOW - just looked. Theres a glut of them for sale on eBay in the UK. How's that happening?
 

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My dealer (near Leeds) told me that we had to order on or before 19th Dec to guarantee a bike in 2015. He said Kawasaki had told him that even then the delivery would be around June.

I got the impression that I could order after that but the likelihood was it'd come much later, probably 2016. On the back of that I rang Kawasaki UK and they confirmed to me that there was no cut-off order date at all (interestingly enough he mentioned something about trying to get more from Japan). That sounds to me like they'll take deposits off anyone who wants to give them one and that will steer them on how many to make - just my opinion, they're in it to make money aren't they.

I don't think they've decided how many to run and are gauging interest. But I do think supplies will be limited and I wouldn't imagine they'll make them right into 2016, there'll be a cut off date at some point.

As for the ads on EBay, the dealer where I'm getting mine is one of those saying you can put a deposit down. If you rang him I would imagine he'd say the cut-off was the 19th to guarantee delivery first half of 2015 but we'll take your money and see if we can put pressure on Kawasaki UK to get some more.
 

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A 2000 zx12r project 320 did 197mph standard out the crate..The A2 had narrower inlet rubbers restricting it...Took me a while to work that one out.
The rubbers on the A1 were reduced as well. There was a guy in Australia named 'Bear' who made and sold the correct/original spec anodized aluminum replacements for a while. I have them on mine. Worth every penny.
 

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Interesting that they put a picture of the H2R in the picture, but are selling an H2.
 

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Interesting that they put a picture of the H2R in the picture, but are selling an H2.

To me that just emphasises the way dealers work. They don't really care about the finer points of their adverts or if all the stated facts piece together. All they're doing is making headlines, tempting people into their shop to talk about buying motorbikes. That's their number one motive, after that they can put the sales talk into motion and see where it takes them.
That's how dealers work, well certainly in the UK to my experience.

It's like car manufacturers showing a sexy headline of a top of the range BMW with all the bells and whistles that sounds awesome ........ and then saying prices start from £20k or whatever, clearly there's a massive mismatch but they don't care they just want you in the dealership looking at cars :)

One thing Kawasaki and their dealers will be doing is using the H2R to get interest in the H2 and the H2 to get interest in anything else with a Kawasaki badge on it. They'll make sure they squeeze every ounce out if it that they can which is maybe why there's a pic of a H2R trying to sell a H2.
 

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Awe, the ole classic bait and switch ;)
 
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