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KAWASAKI H2 STREET: OFFICIALLY UNVEILED. Kawi video inside


http://kawasaki.com/Products/2015-Ninja-h2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtAbCl6q864


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAo0LWQFxdE















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finally !

for me the bike is wicked !
accept for the headlight ...

and i thought he would have some more hp !!!
but great possibilities for some more horses

now all the speculation is over just waiting for the pricetag
 

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****... the engineering within this model is impressive, BUT the bike seems WAY TO HEAVY to have the excellent handling capabilities I'm looking for. Another interesting bit of feedback will center on heat (or lack of), relating to the bike. Sort of used to it due to my Ducati experience, but not looking to roast every time I throw a leg over it.


Will wait a bit for more information, but looks like I may turn towards the 1299 Panigale with looks, performance, and further refinement over learnings from 1199/899 releases.


Why aren't the new models providing performance as well as decent looks (I saw the H2 R in person at the AIM Expo and I was sexy as **** from the right side and from a rear view, but pretty strange/funky looking from the front). Craftsmanship is definitely top-notch though...


Yamaha R1 one seems to look kinda fugly as well - watched portions of the live stream yesterday. Performance will likely be stout, but really can't get over how these bikes are far from ideal in terms of design.


Really was hoping to get the H2 street version. A bit disappointed...
 

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Before we even get into value discussions sticking point one is looks. As with women there's simply no point if the physical attraction is non existent. Agree with Willem, the headlight marred what could of been a compelling design. At least the paint is cool. Will reserve further judgement on appearances until it can hopefully be seen in the metal at one of the Progressive shows...
 

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Agree with Willem, the headlight marred what could of been a compelling design.
At least the front is symmetrical as opposed to the BMW S1000RR.

H2 is mega neutered compared to the H2R... looking forward to seeing what Guhl Motors will be able to do to reprogram and Akrapovic for replacement exhaust.

If you feel abused with a $25,000 MSRP in the U.S., come to Canada and feel "really" abused... Canadian MSRP is $27,500 with a required $5000 deposit.

I'm in no hurry... currently have 3 other Supersports and Winter is coming.

Waiting now for "independent" reviews and Shoot-Outs before making a final decision.

If I wait too long to order for a 2015, maybe they'll incorporate electronic suspension for 2016 plus aftermarket exhausts and ECU reflashes will be out. ;)
 

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I'm not so sure about the styling. I don't like the front fairing and i also think that the headlight could be better.

I do like the mirrors and the seat.

The exhaust I'm not sure about. Its so big. If I were to get this bike (but its soooo expen$ive) I would find a after market exhaust.
 

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$25k for this is indeed a lot, a price which will have me seriously judge whether to get this or not. How many of you here would be okay with paying $25k for this bike?
 

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$25k for this is indeed a lot, a price which will have me seriously judge whether to get this or not. How many of you here would be okay with paying $25k for this bike?
200hp + 525 lbs != $25,000

There's just no way. I can pick up a > 200hp S1000RR with < 5k miles for about $13k. You can buy a brand new one for < $16k. What do you get for an extra $10,000? I can have my K5 professionally turbo'd and tuned by RCC for $6500 and make 300hp+ all day.

I have to admit I'm pretty annoyed. I was ready to get out my checkbook, confident that Kawasaki was going to do us right, <$20k and 250hp+. Instead, they come out with a bike that's no more powerful than the current leaders, but about 90% more expensive. My brain hurts.
 

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what a fail;)
big hype and here is your big and heavy plastic bike;)

only interesting is the H2R...
 

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what a fail;)
big hype and here is your big and heavy plastic bike;)

only interesting is the H2R...
LOL
Have fun with that track only bike that can't be raced in any classes with a MSRP that is going to be the laughing stock of the bike world.
 

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At least the front is symmetrical as opposed to the BMW S1000RR.

H2 is mega neutered compared to the H2R... looking forward to seeing what Guhl Motors will be able to do to reprogram and Akrapovic for replacement exhaust.

If you feel abused with a $25,000 MSRP in the U.S., come to Canada and feel "really" abused... Canadian MSRP is $27,500 with a required $5000 deposit.

I'm in no hurry... currently have 3 other Supersports and Winter is coming.

Waiting now for "independent" reviews and Shoot-Outs before making a final decision.

If I wait too long to order for a 2015, maybe they'll incorporate electronic suspension for 2016 plus aftermarket exhausts and ECU reflashes will be out. ;)
Soon as I m getting my bike will go to GULL and let the game begin.
 

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we all need to look a bit forward ...

losing kilos by throwing away the full exhaust :)
mirrors bye bye
and a small numberplate holder

some ecu tuning and stuff ....

pretty nice bike than :)

yesterday i have sold my first one to a customer
and mine is allready ordered to ...

ill keep you guys posted :)


greetings
 

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Have fun with that track only bike that can't be raced in any classes with a MSRP that is going to be the laughing stock of the bike world.
Kevin Cameron at Cycle World:

Why release a track-only motorcycle first? Because it could be built, unleashed, with no limitations: No laws, no DOT, no EPA, and no gentleman’s agreements to limit horsepower or top speed. The H2R could be everything Kawasaki Heavy Industries and its high-technology aerospace divisions had to offer, from turbine tech to the wind tunnel to composites to the motorcycle division’s formidable engineering capacity. Top-speed potential? A few calculations suggest the H2R could exceed 250 mph. The idea here is for Kawasaki to shock the sleeping market, remake its company image, and leap upmarket with this hyper-performance motorcycle.
I don't see what makes H2R any more superfluous than a Superleggy Desmo...
 

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we all need to look a bit forward ...

losing kilos by throwing away the full exhaust :)
mirrors bye bye
and a small numberplate holder

some ecu tuning and stuff ....

pretty nice bike than :)

yesterday i have sold my first one to a customer
and mine is allready ordered to ...

ill keep you guys posted :)


greetings
Is there a set allocation of this bike to you dealer? If so, how many do you know you guys will be getting?
 

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Is there a set allocation of this bike to you dealer? If so, how many do you know you guys will be getting?
READ what has been written.


THE H2 AND H2R ARE MADE TO ORDER.

THERE IS NO ALLOCATION.


PLACE YOUR ORDER, PLACE YOUR DEPOSIT, THEN THE BIKE GETS BUILT..........BY ORDER ONLY
 
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