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Must be a bad tune if it only puts down 220bhp

Probably didn't get it tuned.
He probably only got it dyno'd to see the power delivery from stock tune and exhaust.
 

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Yes the grey frame is rare as so few people were prepared to part with all that money for a base coat , primer colour frame . That’s why Kawasaki brought back the original stunning metallic emerald green frame to re boot sales.
Apparently they offered the colour designer of the 2016 /17 models early redundancy .

I have first year H2 , CBX, GS1000S , RD350LC and Triumph Tiger 100 . Don’t worry Rob there will always be colour blind buyers when it’s time to sell .
 

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Yeah...but she aint got Mirror Coated Black paint!lol.The OG baby.And I'm pretty sure the 2015 has the Gold Blazoned Green paintwork.
 

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Yes the grey frame is rare as so few people were prepared to part with all that money for a base coat , primer colour frame . That’s why Kawasaki brought back the original stunning metallic emerald green frame to re boot sales.
Apparently they offered the colour designer of the 2016 /17 models early redundancy .

I have first year H2 , CBX, GS1000S , RD350LC and Triumph Tiger 100 . Don’t worry Rob there will always be colour blind buyers when it’s time to sell .

I knew this thread was guaranteed to get your attention;)

I could understand the advert saying "original green frame", yep I could go with that, but "rare", nope, looks like the 2015 model will be remembered for its easy clutch action and rusting frame:x

Rob
 

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I knew this thread was guaranteed to get your attention;)


Rob
I could clearly see the hook but the juicy worm was just so tempting I could not resist taking a bite . Congratulations on your bait presentation and shaming me for being so predictable .
Going in my shed now with a wire brush to clean my frame .
 

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2015 first year from what I read has the lowest production number of units "I could be wrong". And how many of those are still around not crashed, maybe 60-70%.? The first year of suzuki GSXR "1986" are fetching 7-10k for pristine low mile mint units clean title. If you can find one. Same as the first years of yzf "yamaha".. mid 80's mint japanese bikes are fetching double the cost they were new even after applying inflation of the dollar over time. The 2015 and 2016 h2 in 30 years will be a 50k bike. Better believe it, time has proven this with many many models and makers. The first of anything is a buy and hide away bike if you can afford it. In 2050 a 2015 h2 with 0 miles will be pricelessssss
 

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I would guess that most guys buying an h2 now would be in it for engine performance.IMO,the only issue I could think of with any h2 is the weight.You can only get her down so far.It's not a full on dedicated twisty burner.Most guys buying those other bikes are in it for the weight and flickability factor.That's the only drawback for the H2.Maybe someone here can clarify the quick cornering capabilities of this bike better.Don't get me wrong...she handles awesome imo.BUT,I think she's just a tad too heavy to rock fast corners like those others.Mine's at 480 right now with full fuel.Bigger radius'....no problem.kills em.But then again...I don't want to see how far she'll go cornering.I could be totally wrong in my take on it.
I do know lowering the frontend a half inch and the rear 1/4 inch did help her be more flickable.
 

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I would guess that most guys buying an h2 now would be in it for engine performance.IMO,the only issue I could think of with any h2 is the weight.You can only get her down so far.It's not a full on dedicated twisty burner.Most guys buying those other bikes are in it for the weight and flickability factor.That's the only drawback for the H2.Maybe someone here can clarify the quick cornering capabilities of this bike better.Don't get me wrong...she handles awesome imo.BUT,I think she's just a tad too heavy to rock fast corners like those others.Mine's at 480 right now with full fuel.Bigger radius'....no problem.kills em.But then again...I don't want to see how far she'll go cornering.I could be totally wrong in my take on it.
I do know lowering the frontend a half inch and the rear 1/4 inch did help her be more flickable.

To be fair, for a big ole girl the H2 handles quite well, yes you are aware of the mass and it needs a bit of effort in slow turns, fast sweepers are were it is best and of course its manic acceleration


Compared to my 04 zx10r and 05 zx6r, I would be quicker on track on both, but again, the H2 wasn't built for circuits

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My H2 is a green framed 2105 model, one of the first batch into the UK. It's just coming up to 3,000 miles. I won't talk about bhp because these numbers mean little unless you compare bikes on the "same dyno' same day". Good for bragging down at the pub or on internet forums though.

The REAL numbers are those achieved on the runway and through very accurate speed traps, not speedo readings. For my bike that's 221.414 mph in a standing start mile. The handling is reasonable but the other comments are right, the bike is heavy compared with a normal 1000cc sports bike - but because it's also too fast to explore those handling limits on a public road, they would lock you up and throw away the key, it's good enough in most circumstances.

This bike is a keeper.
 

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yep.She definitely handles much better than my 14.I'm very happy with this bike.To me there's a particular confidence in cornering on this bike.Not that I'm blasting triple digits in tighter corners,but tracking and leaning in just feels solid.My 14...not so much.
 

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yep.She definitely handles much better than my 14.I'm very happy with this bike.To me there's a particular confidence in cornering on this bike.Not that I'm blasting triple digits in tighter corners,but tracking and leaning in just feels solid.My 14...not so much.
Got a 2018 zx14 and she is badass I’m turns. Pretty close to h2 considering.
Maybe cuz i weigh 260lbs
I throw her down throw the turns lol
 

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Since I got my H2,I've actually gotten better on my 14.But not quite to the point of railing in tighter corners like the H2.Lowering the h2 helped actually.1/2 inch front,1/4 in the rear.
 

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2015 first year from what I read has the lowest production number of units "I could be wrong". And how many of those are still around not crashed, maybe 60-70%.? The first year of suzuki GSXR "1986" are fetching 7-10k for pristine low mile mint units clean title. If you can find one. Same as the first years of yzf "yamaha".. mid 80's mint japanese bikes are fetching double the cost they were new even after applying inflation of the dollar over time. The 2015 and 2016 h2 in 30 years will be a 50k bike. Better believe it, time has proven this with many many models and makers. The first of anything is a buy and hide away bike if you can afford it. In 2050 a 2015 h2 with 0 miles will be pricelessssss
In the U.K. the 2015 NFF green frame was the biggest seller at just over 100 bikes , Kawasaki only sold around 70 2016 NGF bikes in primer grey the following year to colour blind motorcyclist.
H2s will have a very high survival rate as they will always remain expensive and therefore looked after but obviously a few will be crashed and damaged beyond saving .
The only problem of having a priceless H2 in 2050 is I’ll be dust . :(
 
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