Ninja H2 banner

1 - 20 of 26 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
69 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Been great chatting with you guys on this forum but the time is approaching where the great divide will begin - those with and those of us without. (Inc. @H2R)..... Those that have loved talking about this great bike but knowing, they're probably not going to be owning one soon (like me) and those of you lucky enough to be taking delivery. I do still plan to be hanging around here because the banter has been great and owning 2 other Kawasakis, feel like family.

Chuffed for you guys waiting on your deliveries and can't wait to hear the stories and see the photos.

Rock.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
Hi guys
I am in Mackay QLD there are 40 H2 AND 10 H2R coming to Australia deliveries may be end of February early March a lot of the H2R were bought by dealers there were 7 H2R already sold when my order went on the second day H2 there 4 left after two weeks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
267 Posts
My Kawi Dealer told me there were originally 45 H2's and 15 H2R's.
Last week he told me KHI Aust had got another 20 H2's and I think 5 more R's.
So there may be some sold after the deadline,who really knows??
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
69 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
Hi guys
I am in Mackay QLD there are 40 H2 AND 10 H2R coming to Australia deliveries may be end of February early March a lot of the H2R were bought by dealers there were 7 H2R already sold when my order went on the second day H2 there 4 left after two weeks
I'll have to keep an eye out for you next time I am passing through from Townsville mate. All the best with it mate!

Rock.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,021 Posts
I read on another site they were reopening the ordering again in April.Don't know how true it is...but it came from a guy who said he was tight with Kawasaki.Sounds plausible.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
787 Posts
I read on another site they were reopening the ordering again in April.Don't know how true it is...but it came from a guy who said he was tight with Kawasaki.Sounds plausible.
Makes a lot of sense. The original Ordering window closed two months ago but production will continue after our bikes are shipped out. The real interesting bit will be this "global launch". If we all get them at the same time there will be a surplus of bikes building up. A third ordering window would make K look a bit silly.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
587 Posts
Makes a lot of sense. The original Ordering window closed two months ago but production will continue after our bikes are shipped out. The real interesting bit will be this "global launch". If we all get them at the same time there will be a surplus of bikes building up. A third ordering window would make K look a bit silly.
Imo the "window" will not be a thing anymore and it will just be available. That whole initial window was so people could be 100% guaranteed to get the bike if they put money down by such and such a day. Once they catch up with orders, when you want one they may even have a few ready for delivery to cut down on lead time. Who knows but that whole deadline stuff was so they could get the people that new they wanted them their bikes. Then all the other stragglers can get in line once the people who put down deposits get theirs.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
281 Posts
Yeah, not exactly what they were telling people though... or at least what they told me: I have been told numerous times the window of opportunity would be only one...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
787 Posts
What a dilemma ,,, On the one side I want them to be available to the french who have the horsepower restrictions currently, and any and everyone else. The flip side is the residuals.

I care more about people in general and their empowerment. I hope more people can move things around, sell their Suzuki's ( Think stock market crash of the 1930's), have a lucky break and just make it happen.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
473 Posts
Yeah, not exactly what they were telling people though... or at least what they told me: I have been told numerous times the window of opportunity would be only one...

I inquired as to whether the "window of opportunity" was a one time deal when I first started considering the H2. I took that into consideration when deciding to purchase the H2 over a Norton Commando for which I had been saving up for. My dealer called national and they told him as far as they understood it, the H2 & H2R where to be offered as a one time release.


If for some reason it's not, it won't turn me bitter and angry like a certain member on here, but it would be somewhat disappointing. Either way I just don't see a whole lot of H2's being sold, this bike is not for everyone. The style alone is dividing to many, so I believe the H2 will be a pretty exclusive bike.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
577 Posts
What a dilemma ,,, On the one side I want them to be available to the french who have the horsepower restrictions currently, and any and everyone else. The flip side is the residuals.

I care more about people in general and their empowerment. I hope more people can move things around, sell their Suzuki's ( Think stock market crash of the 1930's), have a lucky break and just make it happen.
Normally residual values take a hit when the supply of bikes is good - so, on the face of it, a 2016 production run of H2's is bad news in the (unlikely ?) event a 2015 H2 owner wants to sell. After all, if you could buy a brand new zero mile 2016 bike for £22,000 why would you pay £22,000 for a used one ?

But if supply continues to be limited and you have to join a queue to get a bike (I don't ever see this being a 'stock' bike on the shop floor at your local Kawasaki dealer) then the ability to have a used one 'immediately' could mean the seller was able to command a premium price.

I already have a customer asking if my H2 is for sale and how much over retail I want for it .............but I'm not selling - he'll just have to join the queue and wait !
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
587 Posts
I think that the R being 1 time only buy spread to the h2. And dealers didn't exactly jump at the chance to tell people otherwise. As written it will not be a sitting in dealership bike. If that happens they lied.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
281 Posts
I inquired as to whether the "window of opportunity" was a one time deal when I first started considering the H2. I took that into consideration when deciding to purchase the H2 over a Norton Commando for which I had been saving up for. My dealer called national and they told him as far as they understood it, the H2 & H2R where to be offered as a one time release.


If for some reason it's not, it won't turn me bitter and angry like a certain member on here, but it would be somewhat disappointing. Either way I just don't see a whole lot of H2's being sold, this bike is not for everyone. The style alone is dividing to many, so I believe the H2 will be a pretty exclusive bike.
I am in exactly the same situation, where in my case "the other one" was the Panigale R or the Aprilia RSV4 RF, and it was a small part of the final decision.

Same as you I won't be bitter if there will be more produced (and from the looks of it everything points to this being the case), but so far it has not been overall the right way to approach this kind of clientele, especially here in Canada.

Kawasaki is simply showing a lack of competence in handling a luxury product, while the agency that created their marketing campaign clearly understands how it's done...
 
1 - 20 of 26 Posts
Top