And you know this how? Where have you seen that the new model is revving out to 15,500 RPM?It's a 2015 raised to 14k. New model gets 30 horsepower more from 2k more revs.Point being with the same internals as the new model, is the current block good for the extra revs too?
It does not state that anywhere on either Kawasaki.com or Kawasaki.co.uk that the rev limit has increased to 16,000 RPMs. The only 'mention' of 16,000 RPMs is a photo where it shows the dash and "16" being shown there.I know this as it's been in the bike press since October.
It revs to 16k, redlining at 14k.
Visit Kawasaki.Com and look up next years H2.
Right, and that's what I am asking clarification on, where he saw that. I placed my order for the 2019 a few days after the ordering period opened up and scour the net for info almost daily even having Google Alerts set up for anything new. I have not seen anything regarding rev limit being increased. Just the basic stuff released in the pressers; revised intake chamber, ECU, spark plugs, filter, new TFT dash, new tires, new super charge badge plate, self healing paint, blah blah blah.I thought the 2019 rev' limit was up from 13,000 to 14,000 rpm
Just to clarify, 2015-18 H2s gauges had a "visual redline" 14K with the highest number on the tach being 16K. The new digital cluster is just a recreation of the previous analog tach, there's no reason to think it has a higher redline just due to the gauge cluster.It's an assumption granted, but based on the facts that they've used the sx dash for next year but have gone to the trouble of a new +2k rev counter and given the fact you can redline a current stock h2 it follows next years will do the same.I can't imagine the needle is going to suddenly stop at 12k, two short of the red line. Peak power is 500 later too.
It could be for decoration I suppose,not.
Well see in the fullness of time.
Pretty sure this is tongue in cheek but with respect and for all those who believe these claims, a record is only a record if it's been properly ratified. All the correct officials and timekeepers have to oversee it and "record" it with properly calibrated and certified speed traps and timing equipment.Yes,nice with the speedo.Some chap on YouTube has 407kph showing on an aftermarket digital display on his h2.
Surely a record?
BobC is speaking the truth! Even when I changed my gearing on my GSX-R1000 +2 front, and -4 in the rear my speedo was still 2mph optimistic with wheelspin.Pretty sure this is tongue in cheek but with respect and for all those who believe these claims, a record is only a record if it's been properly ratified. All the correct officials and timekeepers have to oversee it and "record" it with properly calibrated and certified speed traps and timing equipment.Yes,nice with the speedo.Some chap on YouTube has 407kph showing on an aftermarket digital display on his h2.
Surely a record?
Our club, Straightliners, runs Top Speed Tuesdays for test and tune. Even if you set a new top speed in your class on one of these days it wouldn't be a record. These can only be set at Records Meetings which have the correct officials there.
As for the speedo readings mentioned, they are always optimistic. The speedo itself over-reads by design and there's also slippage to account for, more so at very high speeds. So a speedo reading could NEVER be a record, it can be several percent out. Also I very much doubt an H2 or H2R could get anywhere near 250 mph (407 kph) as this would need over 500 bhp, not to mention more efficient aerodynamics.
That ride across the Bosphorous being claimed as a record on the strength of a speedo reading has been debated at length on here and elsewhere. Briefly, it's an insult to all the riders and officials who are in the business of setting records and doing it correctly so that a records set around the world can be fairly compared.I use the term loosely.
I remember the chap who scorched over the Bosphorus at an indicated 400 and this was a few kph more, that is all.
Given that it's clearly some Johnny having a blast on a main road somewhere with all and sundry looking on, it was obvious to me it was unlikely to be any organizations official record attempt..
It's a YouTube record!
No offence meant to any
bona fide record holders.
I suppose if one's going to attempt these speeds then have it accurately ratified for posterity at least.