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I also have a theory as to why the performance numbers are quiet. First off - last time they did this in 2000 Kawasaki got their hand slapped and then had to knee-cap the 12R. Easy fix but still. The other problem they have is they're building one bike, by hand, per tech a day. This thing is basically a science experiment built to create a Great White Buffalo. If they told everyone the specs they'd have the wrong people lining up to buying one. This thing has the potential to be a vicious killer and they had to find a way to weed out the people that probably shouldn't have it; make it expensive, withhold the numbers (but leak it's on par with other bikes) and sell it in limited quantity. Problem solved. The posers stick with the bike that looks best in the brochure - the guys who get it realize claiming a 10R motor with a blower on it is only putting out 200HP is a bigger lie than… what's the last thing Obama said? That lie. It's bigger than that.

Based on my reservation number for the H2 I placed last night and the sudden extension of ordering in Europe it looks like they sold almost none of these in the US. It'll be interesting to see the actual sales figures. Nowhere on the net have I seen the release date posted and if anyone had actually bought one I'd think the first thing you'd do is shout that date from the rooftops. Based on the delivery date the bikes are built and sitting in a quiver at the port ready to be flung at the suicidal idiots like myself who bought one.

I haven't been giddy for a long time. Thank God I won't have to wait long.
 

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Nowhere on the net have I seen the release date posted and if anyone had actually bought one I'd think the first thing you'd do is shout that date from the rooftops. Based on the delivery date the bikes are built and sitting in a quiver at the port ready to be flung at the suicidal idiots like myself who bought one.

I haven't been giddy for a long time. Thank God I won't have to wait long.
And so are you going to "shout that date from the rooftops" of this Forum?

Please do!
 

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Yea, mine just states that start to ship in January? If they truly are starting to ship in January some of us won't see them for a month or longer. I not expecting to see mine until first of March. besides I really like my dealer and told them they could display it for a couple of weeks.
 

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Yea, mine just states that start to ship in January? If they truly are starting to ship in January some of us won't see them for a month or longer. I not expecting to see mine until first of March. besides I really like my dealer and told them they could display it for a couple of weeks.
I don't know about that. I think they've probably already built enough bikes to meet US demand. They've likely been building them for months. There were production line videos online in September that looked like they were already well into the swing of things. After looking at where I landed in line yesterday, I think the orders here were low. Like real low. I called every dealer in my state and they hadn't taken a single order. Which would explain why they extended Europe's order window and expanded to India. Come next spring I think I'm gonna wish I'd bought 2.
 

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I ordered a new Dodge in July with a late September delivery date. It got her just after Thanksgiving. My guess is our date is really April.
 

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I don't know about that. I think they've probably already built enough bikes to meet US demand. They've likely been building them for months. There were production line videos online in September that looked like they were already well into the swing of things. After looking at where I landed in line yesterday, I think the orders here were low. Like real low. I called every dealer in my state and they hadn't taken a single order. Which would explain why they extended Europe's order window and expanded to India. Come next spring I think I'm gonna wish I'd bought 2.


I hope your right, I feel like a kid the week of Christmas knowing that I'm doing to get that one gift. Oh wait, it is Christmas!


My dealer confirmed this morning only two H2's and no H2R's ordered in Oklahoma. :eek:
Can you imagine what you could have Ebay'ed the second one for?
 
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Yeah, I'm kinda worried at some point I'm going to get caught between a keep it and sell it dilemma when/if there's some non-buyers remorse premium happening.
 

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I hope your right, I feel like a kid the week of Christmas knowing that I'm doing to get that one gift. Oh wait, it is Christmas!


My dealer confirmed this morning only two H2's and no H2R's ordered in Oklahoma. :eek:
Can you imagine what you could have Ebay'ed the second one for?
with the hype around it i bet there could even be the chance of some rich saudi easily laying down some big dollars just to have one, which of course to them would be nothing :D
 

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You can bet...some rich Saudi already put his order in...to keep his rich son happy;)They do race over there as you know....probably sold a bunch of em to those guys...you know...start yer own H2(R)club or somethin.
 
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