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As most of you might know the wheelbase is one oft the most critical variables when it comes to the geometry, hence fast cornering; especially when racing or at track days. Bikes with a long wheelbase don't flick as quickly and are considerably slower on a race track.


I tried to find the wheelbase specs for both the H2R and the H2 but had no luck.


Based on some PR statements it is a compromise between supersports / superbikes and hyperbikes. When I look at the photo below and compare it with my 1198 I'd say the wheelbase is quiet a bit longer. It leaves me with the impression that both H2s won't handle fast in the turns.


Also into play comes the weight. A halfway decent modded superbike for US cup racing like WERA or CCS is around 350 lbs dry. The beefy H2R doesn't look like being able to get into this range.


For most this might not be very important but any serious track day guy or racer won't touch this bike if it handles turns almost like a 14 or busa.


What do you guys think? What will the wheelbase and weight be?


 

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zx10r is 443# wet, so lets start there. I bet the street version is heavier than 450#. Lets hope by not too much, but the blower and packaging add weight. How much? 5-10 pounds?


Then there is internals in the engine and trans. Have they been beefed up a bit? Did the frame save any weight? Whats the WB? How light are the wheels? brakes? Suspension? Untill we know this stuff vs the 10R, its hard to say.
 
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zx10r is 443# wet, so lets start there. I bet the street version is heavier than 450#. Lets hope by not too much, but the blower and packaging add weight. How much? 5-10 pounds?


Then there is internals in the engine and trans. Have they been beefed up a bit? Did the frame save any weight? Whats the WB? How light are the wheels? brakes? Suspension? Untill we know this stuff vs the 10R, its hard to say.
Trellis frames are typically lighter, how much lighter... 0:)

we shall see
 
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