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« Reply #80 on: April 04, 2018, 08:59:39 pm »


Done deal! Inlove Goddamn this bike is smooth. EEK!




Congrats, what an awesome bike. Can't wait to read your musings. That would be a nice replacement for my ZZR but the price of admission is a hindrance. And for most of my Appalachian riding something a bit lighter seems more appropriate.
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« Reply #81 on: April 04, 2018, 09:24:04 pm »

Here's a post of my quick impressions. Of course the bike shows up and forecast shows rain for the next 10 days.

https://h2sxriders.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=234
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« Reply #82 on: April 05, 2018, 09:36:04 am »

 Thumbsup for heated grips and cruise control.  

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« Reply #83 on: April 12, 2018, 06:49:23 pm »

I’m freakin jealous  Lol

Nice ride  Thumbsup
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« Reply #84 on: April 13, 2018, 12:10:27 am »


I’m freakin jealous  Lol

Nice ride  Thumbsup


This is why I don't have a 401k. Lol

https://i.imgur.com/mR52oOd.jpg
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« Reply #85 on: April 13, 2018, 02:41:00 am »

Sweet UFO, how bout some close up pics?  I’d like to see those wheels closer up.
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« Reply #86 on: April 13, 2018, 07:14:36 am »




This is why I don't have a 401k. Lol

https://i.imgur.com/mR52oOd.jpg


Dude

U got a 401k

You ain’t stupid

 Lol
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« Reply #87 on: April 13, 2018, 12:42:28 pm »


Sweet UFO, how bout some close up pics?  I’d like to see those wheels closer up.


The SE version has the exact same wheels as the H2, but with different rim graphics. This is a big pic... (click it)

H2SX
https://h2sxriders.net/images/h2sx.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/ygca6rt.jpg
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« Reply #88 on: April 14, 2018, 12:45:40 am »




I have read how smooth the engine is, beyond zx14 smooth apparently. It’s a busy design, that somehow works and I am sure is related to wind tunnel design. The only thing I don’t like is the exhaust muffler, but that is a modern concession on all bikes, and this one isn’t as bad as most.

The green is rich and deep. Haven’t seen one in the flesh yet ... but I really like the look.

You’re going to have a memorable spring!


I'm sure Akrapovic and Yoshimura will have solutions for the stock muffler soon.
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« Reply #89 on: April 14, 2018, 01:53:27 am »




This is why I don't have a 401k. Lol

https://i.imgur.com/mR52oOd.jpg



If that bike were in my hands I probably would not need one either..... Bigsmile
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« Reply #90 on: April 20, 2018, 01:02:18 am »

Finally stopped raining after a week and was able to hit some backroads with some twisties (after mowing the 6" tall lawn first!), including the integrated bags (the matching color panels are still back ordered, so they're a bit homely right now).

Fantastic!

I'm getting used to, once again, the bike and it's incredibly smooth delivery of power, even at break in RPMs. Corners approach deceptively fast and my brain hasn't rewired itself to this fact yet. So the brakes got a workout today. Lol I only did about 100 miles but the computer said something like 45 mpg. This is just spirited cruising as this point, not ham fisted riding. Point being it can get pretty decent mileage for a 207 hp bike.

Anyway, it's good to see a bike like this back on the market. All the classic sport tourers of 10-15 years ago have vanished to be replaced by adventure style bikes.

Side note. My main helmet is almost 20 years old, Lol and it's falling apart. Good excuse to upgrade finally.

https://i.imgur.com/62QC7B0.jpg
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« Reply #91 on: April 20, 2018, 03:37:14 am »

Yeah, get a new lid, just not a green one. Rolleyes  How far are you from Crater Lake NP in Oregon?  Lassen NP?  Yosemite NP?  You'll have to take your new 'touring' bike out of state sooner or later. Smile   You could paint 'SIDE PANELS ORDERED' on those blank panels until they come in. Lol
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« Reply #92 on: April 20, 2018, 07:22:16 am »

How are the mirrors?  Do you have a good view of what is behind you?  
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« Reply #93 on: April 20, 2018, 08:20:37 am »

Thanks for sharing your ride.

I'm not brand loyal by a long shot, but IMHO Kawasaki is no.1 of the big four, no make that big six.

And Boss, I remember back in the day when you said, "I'll never buy another Kawasaki".  Razz

Best of luck with her, she'll be the top Sport-Touring ride for quite a few years.

Also, lets not forget, you created the Sport-Touring segment years ago.  Wink
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« Reply #94 on: April 20, 2018, 11:27:17 am »


Finally stopped raining after a week and was able to hit some backroads with some twisties (after mowing the 6" tall lawn first!), including the integrated bags (the matching color panels are still back ordered, so they're a bit homely right now).

Fantastic!

I'm getting used to, once again, the bike and it's incredibly smooth delivery of power, even at break in RPMs. Corners approach deceptively fast and my brain hasn't rewired itself to this fact yet. So the brakes got a workout today. Lol I only did about 100 miles but the computer said something like 45 mpg. This is just spirited cruising as this point, not ham fisted riding. Point being it can get pretty decent mileage for a 207 hp bike.

Anyway, it's good to see a bike like this back on the market. All the classic sport tourers of 10-15 years ago have vanished to be replaced by adventure style bikes.

Side note. My main helmet is almost 20 years old, Lol and it's falling apart. Good excuse to upgrade finally.

https://i.imgur.com/62QC7B0.jpg


Don't mess her up with "Meals On Wheels" boxes   Lol Bigsmile
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« Reply #95 on: April 20, 2018, 12:16:56 pm »


How far are you from Crater Lake NP in Oregon?  Lassen NP?  Yosemite NP?  You'll have to take your new 'touring' bike out of state sooner or later. Smile


Been to all those places on multiple bikes. Yes, will probably do again. Lol


How are the mirrors?  Do you have a good view of what is behind you?  


Visibility, they are okay. I have broad shoulders so the inner part of the mirror gets my arms/shoulders. But this has applied to nearly every bike I've owned. The mirrors are 100% vibration free at all RPM (not sure about hypersonic yet, still in the break-in process).


And Boss, I remember back in the day when you said, "I'll never buy another Kawasaki".  Razz


Yes, I had to set aside my 20+ year grudge. Crazy It was nothing against the bikes, but against Kawi USA (corporate).


Don't mess her up with "Meals On Wheels" boxes   Lol Bigsmile


Lol At least they don't leak water like the Ducati bags. Rolleyes Rolleyes

I think the later used market for these will be interesting. So if you are waiting to pick one up used down the road, do your homework carefully. There are two groups of owners, ones that are going to treat it like a less expensive H2, mod the hell out of it, drag race it, dyno it 1000 times, etc. Then others who will use it for its designed intent. Avoid the first group as if your life depended on it.
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« Reply #96 on: April 20, 2018, 01:01:07 pm »


The mirrors are 100% vibration free at all RPM (not sure about hypersonic yet, still in the break-in process).

I heard the H2R is capable of ludicrous speed.   You'll have to let us know about your bike.


I think the later used market for these will be interesting. So if you are waiting to pick one up used down the road, do your homework carefully. There are two groups of owners, ones that are going to treat it like a less expensive H2, mod the hell out of it, drag race it, dyno it 1000 times, etc. Then others who will use it for its designed intent. Avoid the first group as if your life depended on it.

I didn't realize they are less expensive than the H2.  
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« Reply #97 on: April 20, 2018, 01:50:50 pm »


I didn't realize they are less expensive than the H2.  


MSRPs...

H2 - $28,000
H2R - $55,000 (not street legal, does not come with a warranty, significant and expensive maintenance) Lol

H2SX - $19,000 (base model)
H2SX SE - $22,000 (pictured above)
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« Reply #98 on: April 28, 2018, 01:12:47 pm »


Side note. My main helmet is almost 20 years old, Lol and it's falling apart. Good excuse to upgrade finally.


New helmet day. I bought the silver Arai Signet GT shown above back in 2000 when I had my silver/blue Hayabusa. It's lived a long and useful life. It is now retired and hanging on the wall in the garage. Is it weird to get sentimental about gear?  Headscratch

Found a left over 2017 Shoei GT-Air that's an excellent match, with the features I wanted, and not too squidly (skulls, monkeys flinging poo, dragons, ace of spades type of graphics). 25% off. Banana

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« Reply #99 on: April 28, 2018, 02:05:59 pm »

Nice Truck

Nice Bike

Nice Lady  Bigsmile
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