More Than Just a Centerpiece
All the readers out there screaming we should've done this or that aside, this contest was a fun experience that showed the Kawasaki Ninja H2R is more than just some flashy manufacturer centerpiece. It clearly has the power to back up its looks, and if our ride on the street-legal H2 is any indication, the H2R should be able to get around a roadcourse pretty well too. No, the bike is obviously not the end-all in performance for sportbikes, it's certainly not for everybody (especially with a track-only pedigree and $50,000 price tag), and, yes, you can spend a bit less money building a 'Busa or whatever with comparable straight-line performance. But to be able to get this kind of performance straight out of the crate, on pump gas?