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Offline martin_14

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Kawasaki Ninja H2
« on: March 06, 2017, 10:59:09 am »
What do you guys think? of course it's not a commuter bike, but if you had the money unexpectedly handed in to you, and needed it for nothing else: would you get one?
Hypothetically, of course...  :stirpot:
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Re: Kawasaki Ninja H2
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2017, 11:22:21 am »
Well, YES.

Though, I'd almost prefer a mint 'old' H2.   Reminiscing, I guess..

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Re: Kawasaki Ninja H2
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2017, 01:20:36 pm »
For that kind of money I would have to look at alternatives such as an HP4. But I would never buy any full on sport bike as I find them just too uncomfortable to ride for more than a few minutes.

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Re: Kawasaki Ninja H2
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2017, 04:50:08 am »
Well, YES.

Though, I'd almost prefer a mint 'old' H2.   Reminiscing, I guess..

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Re: Kawasaki Ninja H2
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2017, 06:55:28 am »
...Funny how 50 years helps soften how bad bikes sucked back then...

Yeah - probably mostly nostalgia...  (And someone will say the same thing about the Concours in 40 - 50 years)

Admittedly, they weren't really good at anything but straight line running, but the rush of a that 2-stroke 750 hitting the powerband was a thing of beauty - hard to beat (at least until I got my first fuel injected bike...)

Took one for a spin last fall, and it still made me smile...

Don't under-rate the value of nostalgia...  Look at all the cafe and retro bikes coming out now. (though most are FI..)

I'd also like to get another old bike I owned - a 1983 CB1100F - not the greatest, but my first 'new' bike, and I loved it...  Must be some kinda mid-life crisis thing...

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Re: Kawasaki Ninja H2
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2017, 02:42:37 pm »
They aren't good in the mud...Rob was not happy...

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Re: Kawasaki Ninja H2
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2017, 09:20:35 am »
but if you had the money unexpectedly handed in to you, and needed it for nothing else: would you get one?
Hypothetically, of course...  :stirpot:

No, I'd either buy drugs or spend it on my wife..
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Re: Kawasaki Ninja H2
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2017, 03:37:26 pm »
No, I'd either buy drugs or spend it on my wife..

You mean you're like this without the drugs?  :o
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Re: Kawasaki Ninja H2
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2017, 03:39:11 pm »
They aren't good in the mud...Rob was not happy...

bummer...
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Re: Kawasaki Ninja H2
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2017, 11:22:23 pm »
This or a Motus. I may need some leftover cash to pay for all the speeding tickets...

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Re: Kawasaki Ninja H2
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2017, 07:36:55 pm »
You mean you're like this without the drugs?  :o
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