You answered your own question.Wonder why Kawa didn't supply him with an R from the outset, he is their boy after all? Suppose the H2 carries more relevant marketing weight as that will be the, er, 'volume' model...
at 166.48 MPH... Do we have your attention now? >
Only if you're Rickey Gadson, have the equivalent connections with Kawasaki to be able to obtain the OEM parts or also have a H2R!Guess the owners WILL be able to switch out parts for this bike....
It would really have meant something useful if they had used a stock h2 instead of whatever this was.
Personally I think they shot themselves in the foot by releasing this vid, now we will all be wondering what the real bike can do and isn't it fast as **** without doing all these mods? But I'm not a dragracer so maybe this has value to those of you who do.
Kaw America advertising dept needs a medal for all the hard work they have been doing.
He couldn't get throttle lock until 4th. Not into dragging either, but Gadson did an interview with Cycle world, there are some interesting insights to say the least...For that test, I brought along my 2015 ZX-14R, set up the same exact way, with stock wheelbase and lowered, that’s it. Everything else was factory. Did the same thing to the H2. The ZX-14R ran a 9.16 at 149 mph. The H2, with H2R pipes and ECU tuning very similar to the H2R’s, went 9.16 at 160. That’s 11 mph better!
He introduces his bike, which is different from the bike that needs no introduction. As in you know what THAT is, now let me show you what THIS is 0Cool video. The mods are pretty ridiculous. The extended back for drag racing. They shaved off another 12 lbs. They've made an awesome bike even crazier. That's just scary.
The only thing that bugs me about the video is that he says, "a bike that needs no introduction," and then he proceeds to introduce the bike.
Word floating around other sites is that he actually was provided with an H2R motor for his "hybrid"... There appears to be proof on hear say bases but the people who spoke it have very creditable reps. One was lead to believe he had got H2 complete bike and got the R full exhaust and cowling. Now that's starting to not be the case. I hope this chatter isn't true or that would make the banned guy correct is most of his arguments. "He also said Rickey's engine is a H2R. I guess we will find out soon..."Goodness, interesting how he seems to of begun with an H2, but he's gone and stuck the R's little winglets on as well as the megaphone... Wonder why Kawa didn't supply him with an R from the outset, he is their boy after all? Suppose the H2 carries more relevant marketing weight as that will be the, er, 'volume' model...