As we all know, the Kawasaki Ninja H2 is not a cheap bike. To get your hands on one, you have to put down some serious money -- $25,000. But what is that money really paying for in the end? Performance? Exclusivity? Looks? It is starting to look like the Ninja H2 is falling flat on two of those counts.
Check out this video that shows the Ninja H2 in a drag race versus the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R. It is disappointing that the Ninja H2 can't win this drag race, and its also disappointing that the H2 can't hit a higher top speed than the ZX-10R. The H2 hits 168 mph while the ZX-10R gets all the way up to 176 mph. It certainly seems from this video that the H2 at best is comparable in terms of performance with the ZX-10R.
The Ninja H2 also can't justify its high cost by its exclusivity because Kawasaki has announced that, due to high demand, more H2 machines will be produced. That batch of H2s should be delivered in late May or June of this year.
So that leaves the looks of the bike, and the bike does look good. Is that silver reflective paint really worth the extra money when you could buy a ZX-10R that can hold its own in a race for a good $10k less though?