"Looks like the H-2 costs more to manufacture than the H-2R"...huh?.You do know which is which...right?What did I miss here?And BTW...what relevance has your comment have to do with the videos(very nice ones)here?You know we're all gonna look at these new vids...so why throw some dumbass non-relevant statement into it like this one?Or is that your quest here...to discourage us about our new bikes.Maybe get us to feel cheated by Kawasaki or something...you know...start resenting our bikes and the company?Get a Duc then...or a new R1...something,anything...just not an H2...you wouldn't like it.
Thanks Ninjaboy for the vids...always love seeing our new rides on display
I don't see any mention of that ... but it wouldn't surprise me.
The "basic bike" costs the same because it is all the same stuff. Different camshafts don't cost any different to manufacture.
The carbon fiber bits on the track one are expensive. But not $25,000 expensive.
On the other hand, the track one lacks: Muffler, catalyst, headlights / signals / wiring, probably a lot of the wiring harness, rear fender / license bracket / light / wiring.
Stuff gets expensive when it is only built in tiny quantities. If you think the H2 is going to be built in tiny quantities (likely in the hundreds), that's nothing compared to the H2R (likely in the dozens).
"I don't see any mention of that"...no,you don't.Cause the vids are totally showing off the great bike it is.But of course...someone always has to try and throw a wet towel over other people's enjoyment of the moment.
Fretka says..."$35,000.00 for 100 horsepower and some carbon fiber? Ouch"...ouch what?For YOU?Yeah...for you.You don't hear US complaining do ya?
Got to love these videos showing the H2 on the showroom floor, it sure helps to see it like this along with the pictures that originally released.
I'm surprised it's out in the open like that which has me thinking the person who filmed these videos might be a member of the media. Being the bike it is, at this stage in the process i'd imagine that they might keep a barrier around it.
The more I look at the H2 the more beautiful it is. I really am looking forward to riding this bike but I really can't wait to just look it over inch by inch. I can only imagine how often I'll be in the garage to grab a beer and realize I'm standing there with two or three empty cans on the box next to me while staring at the H2.
Fretka you've ruffled feathers that aren't even mine
But in all seriousness I'm losing sleep as this deadline approaches! I know as soon as I put down the deposit Kawi will announce a gen 5 10r which is what I really want (love the gen 4) but I suppose I could get the h2 and kick my gen 4 down the road when the gen 5 comes out... Yeah that's what I'll do. Was curious about the r1 too, anybody like that in person at the show? I'd sip the r1m it's too expensive. H2 money minute sc, all set. The reg r1 is nice though
Turtle I checked the R1 and R1M out and although on paped I liked them both in person and after sitting on the R1 I wasn't sold on it. Just didn't have it in my opinion. But the R1M does look very nice with that tank like it is....
Do you ride your Gen 4 10R on the track or do you mainly ride it on the street? I ask, because until recently I too owned a Gen 4 10R and used it exclusively on the track. I got it to experience the power and electronics and I liked the fact that it had traction control which would allow me to ride it on the track and possibly not high side. While breaking in the motor I did ride it on the street and found it to be fairly comfortable (for a super sport).
IMHO if your 10R is mainly for road use then the H2 is going to be a better bike. I think it will be more comfortable and the way in which the H2 will deliver it's power will work much better on the street. If you do track days then like you said keep your Gen 4 or pick up something cheaper like a good used 10R or 6R.
I rode my 10R on the track for the last three years and really enjoyed it but as I am improving and getting faster I find that I really can't use the power of the 10R. So, I decided to sale it and I picked up a 6R for track duty only.
I can't wait for the H2, I think it is going to be the best road going superbike out there. As I believe that is Kawasaki's intention with building this bike.
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