So the ordering period for the 2016 Ninja H2 and H2R is now open.
It will be open until Dec.11th. I have all of my affairs worked out and I am able to put my order in.
I'm not 100% certain that I want the bike. I don't know if I love it. It's weird. My F4 and ZX7Rs are "Old Hat" as they say. But I LOVE those bikes. I don't know if I LOVE the H2. ....so I'm having a hard time with the idea of parting with $28,000 (OTD) for the Ninja H2, a bike that will barely beat an S1000RR in a straight and doesn't nearly handle as well. I have the new bike itch and my cash is burning a hole in my pocket, but at the same time I have a small lump in my throat because I know that if I get the H2, for starters, I won't be getting a new bike for at least 5 years +, and second, I will get smoked by raced out 600s at track days on the thing. It's really not a track bike and that kind of ruins my buzz. You know track 'tards are gonna get a hard-on when they see an H2 on the track. hahahahahhahaha. I could get the 1299R instead.......... but that's a whole different conversation.
The track is my passion, so I kind of want to get something that's a tad more track focused than the H2. I could continue to ride my F4 on the track but I don't really want to abuse it as parts are getting harder and harder to source and new OEM are extremely expensive. I've researched it and I could get a Catalyst Composites bodywork kit for my F4, upgrade the exhaust, a Brembo brake upgrade and kick Singh's ass all over Summit Point next season
. I could just be content and enjoy what I already have until something truly blows my skirt up.
I think lots of great machines will be coming out soon. The 2017 GSX-R1000. MV Agusta is set to replace the F4 with a new Superbike. Ducati may replace the 1299, etc. It could be beneficial to wait.
I've always been one to err on the side of caution. There's a voice in the back of my mind telling me that if I hold off, there might be something better looming on the horizon.
I think this all goes back to the H2R vs H2 debate. If the H2R was street legal then that would be the one I would buy, no question. But the H2 isn't really all that impressive to me when you take into consideration that the current crop of superbikes have better electronics and are nipping on it's heels horsepower-wise. Even if you bump up the HP to 240hp with a flash etc., the bike is an aerodynamic mess and it simply doesn't equate to an a$$ whooping as the dyno sheet would seem. Plenty of drag racing vids on youtube show this to be the case. The H2 doesn't really walk away until 160mph.
I don't typically ask for opinions when it comes to my purchases but I'm curious as to what you guys think?