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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...
 

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I haven't got a deposit down but if I did i woulda liked to have actually seen the bike I was getting. If anybody is allowed to do the R parts than fine. Gadson isn't anybody. And they said already you needed proof of ownership to buy R parts. if it turns out us regular folk will be able to get the R cams the R exhaust which could be available in a decent aftermarket form, and a flash to R maps even R ecu, but I don't think that will support street use, ie headlights turn signals cooling fans than that's awesome, if not they shouldn't tease us.. Just my .02
 

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Impressive as all **** though.. He had a tough time with that stock wheelbase! Wow that's alot of power for a bike with that weight and wheelbase. The sound of that thing is unreal
 

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Wait...hold on...what the heck happened to the 197 HP 'failure'....and the lardazz machine?:eek:

Guess the owners WILL be able to switch out parts for this bike....:D
 

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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.
 

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If you're not intending to ride like Ricky did there...having H2R power modding isn't gonna be necessary(or wanted by some).I THINK he's actually showing all of us buyers what their H2's are beginning to be capable of...and more importantly...the R&D of the go fast parts of the H2R...and being able to apply em to the H2...that's what it seemed like to me...stock H2 with H2R goodies .You KNOW these parts are gonna be available to the H2 buyers....you(I) just know they will.It also wouldn't be too far fetched for a guy with an H2R to remove that factory pipe...and slip on that H2 exhaust...for noise reasons....????Especially if he really had no intentions of Drag Racing.Probably would need some tweaking of the mapping and all...but very doable without losing anything I would think.
 

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I disagree...respectfully.Heck...it really won't matter to me personally...what the heck would I ever do with 300HP on a bike like this?I'd get killed!
 

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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.
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 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...

On The Record: Rickey Gadson- Project Kawasaki Ninja H2 Hybrid Drag Bike
 

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Cool 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.
 

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Cool 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.
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 ;) 0:)
 
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kniw this is an old thread but...

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...
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..."
 

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Fascinating and I have great respect for Rickey Gadson but I would like to see what he could do with a stock H2, like us mere mortals will own, maybe with an ECU flash but without converting it into a dragster. It would be a whole lot more relevant.
 
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