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Kawasaki H2

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Kawasaki H2

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Postby Snorvey » July 10th, 2019, 9:11 pm

1 litre, supercharged engine, 200+ horsepower.

Factory production bike & street legal.

0 - certain death in less than 2 seconds.....but oh, that sound.

https://youtu.be/wYYiSqMh8hs

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Re: Kawasaki H2

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Postby Redmires » July 10th, 2019, 11:27 pm

Nice one. Talk about straining at the leash. I had a Kwak 1000 a few years ago but I'll stick with the Bonnie now, it's enough for me at my time of life :)

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Re: Kawasaki H2

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Postby MonsterMork » July 11th, 2019, 7:44 am

I have a 1985 VMax. Nought to Star Trek at the twist of the wrist :o :D

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*fellow VMax owners will understand ;)

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Re: Kawasaki H2

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Postby Snorvey » July 11th, 2019, 9:02 am

I remember BIKE! magazine doing their roadtest of the V-Max back in 84/85. Whenever the newest edition of Bike came out, I used to buy a twin pack of Jaffa Cakes and shut myself in my bedroom and read it from cover to cover.

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Re: Kawasaki H2

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Postby ReformedCharacter » July 11th, 2019, 10:02 am

Snorvey wrote:I remember BIKE! magazine doing their roadtest of the V-Max back in 84/85. Whenever the newest edition of Bike came out, I used to buy a twin pack of Jaffa Cakes and shut myself in my bedroom and read it from cover to cover.

Ah, I remember Ogri well...

RC

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Re: Kawasaki H2

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Postby Snorvey » July 11th, 2019, 10:18 am

Ah, I remember Ogri well...

But they had that cartoon* before that with the main character (LoM or something like that) with outlandish hyperbikes. It was crap. Everyone hated it. And they brought back Ogri (and Malcolm). I always remember the power cable running from the streetlight to Ogri's shed and wondered if that was something that was ok to do.

I was young <sigh>

* Ah....'Bloodrunners'

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Re: Kawasaki H2

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Postby redsturgeon » July 11th, 2019, 4:03 pm

I bought the very first Bike magazine ever and it changed my life, I was hooked. In my attic I still have an almost complete set of Bike magazines for the first twenty years.

I seem to remember the first "ogri" cartoon was titled "Here come those hOG RIding fools again"

My peak bike moment was the Yamaha R1 first edition chassis number 401. Ridiculous bike on the road but a dream around Brands.

John

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Re: Kawasaki H2

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Postby bungeejumper » July 11th, 2019, 6:35 pm

redsturgeon wrote:I seem to remember the first "ogri" cartoon was titled "Here come those hOG RIding fools again"

I think you'll find that "ogri" was in current use among California's heavy bikers as long ago as the mid sixties. It denoted the kind of serious road-rash injury that would expose a bone or two, and maybe the odd bit of cartilage, and it would give you certified bragging rights for as long as you continued to live. No proper Oakland Chapter member would have wanted to be without one. ;)

BJ

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Re: Kawasaki H2

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Postby DrFfybes » July 11th, 2019, 6:42 pm

Snorvey wrote:1 litre, supercharged engine, 200+ horsepower.

Factory production bike & street legal.

0 - certain death in less than 2 seconds.....but oh, that sound.

https://youtu.be/wYYiSqMh8hs


Surprisingly civilised to ride - basically a very fast tourer with a lot of electronics.

A mate took the road version to Cadwell last year and without the panniers in the dry it was a missile, coming out of Barn the race prepped litre bikes with slicks would pull out 20 yards or more then the bike would hook up, the Traction light went off, and the race bikes came backwards again.

He offered me a go in the damp.
I declined.

Paul


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