We’re confident the H2R is going to break 200mph; after that we’re into the unknown.
We speed tested the road-going Kawasaki H2 just a few weeks ago and it kicked sand in the face of the Suzuki’s Hayabusa, smoking it to 180mph while becoming the fastest-accelerating bike we have ever tested at MCN.
Normal production bikes are restricted to a manufacturers’ agreement of 300kph (186mph) but Kawasaki has thrown the rulebook in the bin with the H2R; they say there are no speed limits or restrictors.
The only limiting factor is the size of the rider’s coconuts.
For the full write-up read the May 20, 2015 edition of MCN.