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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.