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Those of you that think the H2 is overpriced compared to the competition should estimate what the cost of supercharging a Yam or Bmw would cost. Not just hanging a turbo on your Hayabusa but a quality, integrated setup WITH A WARRANTY.

This bike is far more sophisticated than any tuner or race builder could do and that costs money.
 

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So how much do you think it would cost to mod a Yam or BMW to supercharge it? Would you be paying a similar price to what the H2 costs, or would it cost far more?
 

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So how much do you think it would cost to mod a Yam or BMW to supercharge it? Would you be paying a similar price to what the H2 costs, or would it cost far more?
This is essentially the problem we were having with 1k, he was convinced that going the cheaper route of boosting a gixxer would be equal if not superior to the total H2 package. Disregarding completely a factory backed warranty and calibrated electric wizardry bespoke to the H2 project.
 
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So how much do you think it would cost to mod a Yam or BMW to supercharge it? Would you be paying a similar price to what the H2 costs, or would it cost far more?

I don't know of any shop, builder or demi-god that could do what Kaw has done, so money is irrelevant.You could turbo a bike, I did mine myself and just cost alone was about $ 7k. That is still far short of the tech that Kaw has done.
 

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So the verdict is that even if you were to try to do an aftermarket turbo on a nice bike, you would be losing out on warranty and you would also be getting a worse product. It would also probably cost around the same amount of money. Seems more trouble than its worth even if the end result was equal to the H2.
 

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it doesn't have to be a worse product, but it sure will a lot of work to refine it.

for now, i think the H2 offers enough to leave people happy with it for a while to come.
 

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LOL!!!This bike is well beyond anything going...when people start getting these..and riding em....the cost is gonna be VERY evident...this thing totally rocks;)Total Factory ripper....this is gonna be SAWEEET!
 

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So the verdict is that even if you were to try to do an aftermarket turbo on a nice bike, you would be losing out on warranty and you would also be getting a worse product. It would also probably cost around the same amount of money. Seems more trouble than its worth even if the end result was equal to the H2.
Just as important as not having a warranty , you would loose out on depreciation on bike you ADDED the Turbo too. I am sure the 25k H2 value will hold up better than the turboed bike. That aftermarket cost of 6-7k would probably mostly be lost on resale.
 

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Turboed bikes are much more difficult to ride as the power comes in very hard when it hits boost, so they make a great drag bike but you don't want an extra 60 hp surprise when you are coming out of a corner!
Lastly you will need to extend the swingarm to deal with flip overs and that will ruin the bike for corners.
 

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look at an alternative, say a fireblade and aftermarket supercharger and what it costs by the time its on the road
listed here as 4000 pound ride in ride out
Rotrex Superchargers | Car Superchargers and Motorbike Supercharger Ki


i think the H2 price is not unreasonable for a pretty special bike

turbo bike ridability has a lot to do with turbo correct sizing and good boost control
my roadbike has over 300hp available , very slightly extended and i love it up in the hills
but it is a whole new riding style ,which i suspect the H2 will be quite different to ride fast compared to the NA bikes its competing with for market share also
 
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