Want a Kawasaki H2 or H2R? Then hie thee down to thy local dealer with deposit in hand, but don’t expect to see the bike in the showroom.
Kawasaki’s Canadian site has pricing up now for both the H2 and H2R (“subject to change without notice”), and they aren’t going to be affordable by your average squid. The current price tag on the track-only H2R is $55,000, with a minimum deposit of $10,000. The street-legal H2 is slightly more affordable, with a $27,500 MSRP and $5,000 minimum deposit.
However, you won’t be able to sit on one at your local dealer. According to Kawasaki, there will be no H2 or H2R dealer inventory; the bikes will be built on demand and shipped after they’re built. Team Green figures on building only one H2R per day, globally. Kawasaki reckons delivery will start in April or May of next year.
With those sort of restrictions in place, Kawasaki says to place your orders now. They want you to put your deposit down between November 4 and December 18, 2014. Their site says “Please note: Production capacity is highly limited due to the Ninja H2’s hand-crafted production methods, therefore limiting the total number of units available globally. Please place your deposit no later than 5pm EST, December 18, 2014 to initiate your H2. Confirmed customer orders received after December 18, 2014 will be placed on a priority waiting list.”