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I saw the new H2 at the bike show yesterday.
The pics don't do it justice............It's just UNREAL! Looks like it could fly.
The carbon fiber bodywork is 1st rate. The exhaust headers are huge in diameter. Would love to hear it run.
Perry.
 
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Perry, shame on you for not starting it up and riding into the sunset!

Are there any in the shops, yet?
I was speaking with a dealer a couple of weeks ago and the ordering process is now closed. Only a certain number of units were allowed to be ordered; once the number was met that was it.
 

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I. Must. Win. The. Lottery. There are far too many great motorcycles out there that really need to be in my garage.
 

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Coming from more than a decade of amateur auto racing. I can tell you one thing: having that bike or or an expensive car isn't really about money unless you are talking about a Ferrari or Lamborghini money. It is about commitment. If you want that bike you can have it. Just understand that the commitment to getting it may require sacrifices in other parts of your life. This is something I wish I could tell a younger version of myself. Because I do want a Ferrari :)
 

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I lost interest in the h2 when it turned out to be so heavy. When it got that heavy, it made me want that green, 2012 zx14 even more.
 

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I lost interest in the h2 when it turned out to be so heavy. When it got that heavy, it made me want that green, 2012 zx14 even more.
That's a good point... here's an article on the H2 that compares it with the zx14. The H2 is a really cool bike but there are some proven land missiles out there that compete at a much lower price.
 

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can't compare them

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The zx14 is a great bike but is a longer wheelbase and all top speed, 200 MPH ! ......can't use it on the street. The ninja 1000 turns and handles a lot better than the 14, ideal for street use. The cops will impound your vehicle here if caught going 30 km's over the speed limit so even the ninja is breaking the speed limit in 2nd gear.
The H2 is a great engineering vehicle, maybe some stuff will end up on some street bikes.
It is very limited production and will never see one driving on our roads.
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Perry, I'll bet the same thign would happen here, in Utah, usa. You might get to leave with your bike, but the dollar cost would be in the thousands.

I am curious as to how we get a 40,000 dollar difference, in cost, between the street and track version.
 

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Tony, I think your right..still...25 k difference? Double? Has to be way more internal tweaks than they have told us.

Could carbon body work cost that much?
 

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Hi,
The zx14 is a great bike but is a longer wheelbase and all top speed, 200 MPH ! ......can't use it on the street. The ninja 1000 turns and handles a lot better than the 14, ideal for street use. The cops will impound your vehicle here if caught going 30 km's over the speed limit so even the ninja is breaking the speed limit in 2nd gear.
The H2 is a great engineering vehicle, maybe some stuff will end up on some street bikes.
It is very limited production and will never see one driving on our roads.
Perry.
Coming to the Ninja 1000 after owning a couple of ZX14s, I agree 100% with what 1cobra says. The long wheelbase on the 14 makes it a real challenge in the twisties. Also, you really can not ride that bike slow. I mean, at all. You're in first and the next thing you know you are doing 50 MPH in a residential area. Not cool. Is the power of the 14 addictive? Oh yes. But as pointed out above, the costs associated with it when you get caught aren't worth it in the long run. Insurance is much cheaper on the N1K too.
Man...starting to sound old and rational. Boo!

Cheers,

Rob
Cambridge, ON
 
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