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« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2020, 06:57:00 AM »

Rode a Kawasaki Z H2 yesterday. 197 hp Supercharged 1000cc's.

Probably went about five miles, average speed....22 mph.


Down hill with the wind to your back?
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« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2020, 02:07:07 PM »

No, stuck behind a semi tractor pulling a half of a manufactured house at a walking pace for a half mile, then sitting behind it at a long stoplight for several minutes. I didn't do a lot better when cleared of that mess, because the bike had essentially zero miles on it, and it's tachometer made a big deal of flashing shift points at 3500 rpm through five gears, then 'allowing' 4000 rpm for so sixth gear. Not wanting to abuse a crispy new machine, I ended up not going over 60 mph, and very gently accelerating the bike....if you can even call it 'acceleration' that is, thus the ridiculous average speed report. I just wanted a brief taste of the bike in generall, and to at least say that I had ridden the fastest, most insanely powerful 'naked' bike ever offered by a manufacturer.
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« Reply #32 on: May 23, 2020, 06:11:47 PM »

Heh, heh, didnít trust yourself?  Thatís a radical bike.
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« Reply #33 on: May 23, 2020, 07:45:31 PM »

Heh, heh, didn’t trust yourself?  That’s a radical bike.

Oh, I trust myself, but didn't want to abuse an almost zero mile bike. I could have whacked the throttle for a cheap thrill after I got clear of the half-house that was blocking my way, but there wasn't much point in it. I'll take their word that it's an insanely ferocious beast of a motorcycle. 
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« Reply #34 on: May 23, 2020, 11:18:28 PM »

A lobster roll ... nice. They're not a common menu item here in the U.K. Which got me thinking my one and only lobster roll was bought from a food truck in Boston, on the way to visit the USS Constitution. 

I didnít know anything about them until I moved here nine years ago. They are pricey but very tasty.
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« Reply #35 on: May 23, 2020, 11:20:43 PM »



Click on the photo for a sharper image.

I never cared much for lcd display, in particular the tachometer but modern TFT displays are a whole new ballgame, itís like an HDTV.
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« Reply #36 on: May 24, 2020, 01:38:06 AM »



Click on the photo for a sharper image.

I never cared much for lcd display, in particular the tachometer but modern TFT displays are a whole new ballgame, it’s like an HDTV.
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I don't like them at all.
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« Reply #37 on: May 24, 2020, 05:32:23 PM »

Heh, heh, didn’t trust yourself?  That’s a radical bike.

Oh, I trust myself, but didn't want to abuse an almost zero mile bike. I could have whacked the throttle for a cheap thrill after I got clear of the half-house that was blocking my way, but there wasn't much point in it. I'll take their word that it's an insanely ferocious beast of a motorcycle. 

I do understand the temptation to wack open the throttle on a hot bike.  Many years ago when Kawasaki brought out their 750 2-stroke triple, I lusted after that bike.  One day I went over to the dealer in Houston, Texas to look at it, and the dealer offered my a test ride.  I maneuvered my way out to Loop 610 freeway, then wacked the throttle.  Suddenly I was just short of 100 mph, got scared, shut it down and immediately exited the road and returned the bike to the dealership.  I’d like to say it was fun, even exhilarating, but it wasn’t.  It was downright scary how quickly it got up to serious speed.  My 350 seemed much safer after that.
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« Reply #38 on: May 25, 2020, 02:57:45 AM »

The H2 Z is one of those insanely fast and powerful bikes, but in any meaningful way, it's no more insane than our Hayabusa and ZX14 were, or any of the other 200hp liter bikes out there. 
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« Reply #39 on: May 25, 2020, 05:49:05 AM »

I don't mind the speed. I hit 155 KpH yesterday pulling away from the toll booth. I shut it down after I blew the doors off some dude in a Mini.
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