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Offline Godpossessed

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2018 H2-SX
« on: December 25, 2017, 03:37:24 am »
I have recently had the opportunity to speak with someone from Kawasaki marketing and they indicated that the dealers are not ordering many of these for their showrooms. There are concerns with the price point. The magazines should have their hands on one soon for approved review and evaluation. The Fat Ninja family tree continues to branch.

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Re: 2018 H2-SX
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2017, 01:01:22 pm »
I have recently had the opportunity to speak with someone from Kawasaki marketing and they indicated that the dealers are not ordering many of these for their showrooms. There are concerns with the price point. The magazines should have their hands on one soon for approved review and evaluation. The Fat Ninja family tree continues to branch.

Yea, 22k (19k) sport tourers don't sell so well in America, regardless of the marque.

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Re: 2018 H2-SX
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2017, 01:24:37 am »
I’m actually thinking about it.  I hope they have one at the DC motorcycle show in February.

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Re: 2018 H2-SX
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2017, 12:27:53 am »
I’m actually thinking about it.  I hope they have one at the DC motorcycle show in February.
So are many others, they had one at the Mpls show
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Re: 2018 H2-SX
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2017, 12:32:05 am »
I have recently had the opportunity to speak with someone from Kawasaki marketing and they indicated that the dealers are not ordering many of these for their showrooms. There are concerns with the price point. The magazines should have their hands on one soon for approved review and evaluation. The Fat Ninja family tree continues to branch.

Yea, 22k (19k) sport tourers don't sell so well in America, regardless of the marque.
KTM seems to be doing OK
https://www.google.com/search?ei=-EhEWveKAcaFmwGO05CoBg&q=ktm+1290+super+duke+gt+price&oq=ktm+1290+super+duke+gt&gs_l=mobile-gws-serp.1.0.0i71k1l5.0.0.0.5173.1.1.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0....0...1..64.mobile-gws-serp..1.0.0....188.drM99I2QG2k
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Re: 2018 H2-SX
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2017, 09:52:02 pm »
KTM are not doing ok in America with the GT. They brought assloads of 16s in, some of which are still on showroom floors. They barely brought any 17s in, and they sold better, due to some tweaks. (Because the 16 model of that 20k bike has kick stand tangs snapping off, suspension problems, exhaust servo problems that force the bike into limp mode and a few others.) They won't be brining in any 18s...until the remaining 16s sell, if then. As usual, practical bikes sell better in AU and EU.

Definitely not ok. :(

Source: forums and every KTM dealership I've called. (Not just local.)


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Re: 2018 H2-SX
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2017, 12:05:48 am »
I would say if you look at an H2-SX be sure to ride a Ninja 1000 for comparison. You could definitely add Cruise if you felt it necessary and save almost $10,000 in the process. I've had no real complaints with mine and it has plenty of power. Windshield is also adjustable which is not the case on the SX. I am interested to ride one but really have no idea where I would use another 75 horsepower.

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Re: 2018 H2-SX
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2018, 01:26:07 am »
I'll report on it as soon as I get my axx on it. I put my down payment on a SE and it should be in and my butt on it by the end of February.
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Re: 2018 H2-SX
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2018, 02:16:22 am »
I'll report on it as soon as I get my axx on it. I put my down payment on a SE and it should be in and my butt on it by the end of February.

So jealous! Tuning in, please keep us posted...  :popcorn:
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Re: 2018 H2-SX
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2018, 02:22:39 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH7_ujvFE34

GREAT Marketing Video!!!

Pamela and I will see one today at the IMS show here in Dallas.

We are also looking at Wings, :-X :truce:   for the longer journeys in retirement.

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Re: 2018 H2-SX
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2018, 12:46:12 am »
The front range Colorado dealer is expecting delivery on one H2-SX this month.
It will be a demo for a select customer base. I'm honored to be in that base.
200hp is nice but I'm going to give the H2 a couple years to refine.

They also have a new 2016 ZX10R that I've been wanting since December. This puppy is considerably less expensive!

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Re: 2018 H2-SX
« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 05:20:10 pm »
Are we looking at the replacement for the Concours?  The side strakes, the luggage, the reminders of "better mileage/more power with a smaller motor.  I'll be surprised to see a 2019 Concours.

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Re: 2018 H2-SX
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 05:38:20 pm »
This bike is vastly different from the C-14.  Would be hard to see it as a replacement at those costs.  I imagine Maw Kaw will wait to see how this bike sells.  Seems very one dimensional to me and there has not been a lot of support on this forum for it.

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