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    Did 540 miles today .
    Fuel consumption takes a hit sat at 90 on the Autovía/autoroute.Looking for fuel at 140 miles .
    Great comfort though . Knees complaining towards the end but they are a bit knackered after multiple ops, as previously mentioned .

    It’s a top bike though . Think I’ll change the tyres when I get home as they have seen better days . What to put on nectvtjough ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arsey View Post
    Did 540 miles today .
    Fuel consumption takes a hit sat at 90 on the Autovía/autoroute.Looking for fuel at 140 miles .
    Great comfort though . Knees complaining towards the end but they are a bit knackered after multiple ops, as previously mentioned .

    It’s a top bike though . Think I’ll change the tyres when I get home as they have seen better days . What to put on nectvtjough ?
    Thats not bad for consumption considering the performance that's available; my SX light is around the same; but you still have roughly 3 lts left when the light starts flashing; so enough to get to station. 150mls is about right for a leg stretch anyway these days for me; especially if it's been a slow slog. I cant say the knee problem is something i've noticed on mine arsey; infact it was the whole riding position; bar; seat; footrest triangle; that made the deal for me. I think i may be going with some road attack tyres; or Bridgestone bt 30 sports touring tyres, the bike is too heavy for sports tyres at 235k ; and then 2 people and luggage, i was surprised they used sport tyres as standard fittment to be honest. Glad to hear. every thing went well. Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snelly View Post
    Thats not bad for consumption considering the performance that's available; my SX light is around the same; but you still have roughly 3 lts left when the light starts flashing; so enough to get to station. 150mls is about right for a leg stretch anyway these days for me; especially if it's been a slow slog. I cant say the knee problem is something i've noticed on mine arsey; infact it was the whole riding position; bar; seat; footrest triangle; that made the deal for me. I think i may be going with some road attack tyres; or Bridgestone bt 30 sports touring tyres, the bike is too heavy for sports tyres at 235k ; and then 2 people and luggage, i was surprised they used sport tyres as standard fittment to be honest. Glad to hear. every thing went well. Enjoy.

    Two of our group were on standard SXs. I rode most of the time with the faster lad and every time we filled up he was putting in more than me for the exact same mileage. Think he was using a lower gear and more revs than me to ride at same pace . Makes sense given the extra grunt of the H2 version .
    His bike was shod with Pilot4s and they’ve hardly worn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerlust View Post
    The LC is probably one of the highest quality and longest lasting bikes currently on sale today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arsey View Post
    Two of our group were on standard SXs. I rode most of the time with the faster lad and every time we filled up he was putting in more than me for the exact same mileage. Think he was using a lower gear and more revs than me to ride at same pace . Makes sense given the extra grunt of the H2 version .
    His bike was shod with Pilot4s and they’ve hardly worn.
    That does'nt suprise me in some respects Arsey; they are quite rev happy ; the mothership ZZR is doing a ton at 6,100, and its starting to get into it's sweet spot, at 6 thou on the SX it's 85; i know it's all academic in the grand scheme of things; but it does make the bike feel a little short geared; i think the gearbox ratios are the same as the unfaired stunt monkeys Z1000. I've not used Michlens for years; although they have some good write ups; along with the road tec Metzlers. As you know tyres are a personal feel thing; so that and being able to use them with comfort till they are finished are the main things for me; there's not much out there that suffers grip issues; unless you are in the fast group on track days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snelly View Post
    That does'nt suprise me in some respects Arsey; they are quite rev happy ; the mothership ZZR is doing a ton at 6,100, and its starting to get into it's sweet spot, at 6 thou on the SX it's 85; i know it's all academic in the grand scheme of things; but it does make the bike feel a little short geared; i think the gearbox ratios are the same as the unfaired stunt monkeys Z1000. I've not used Michlens for years; although they have some good write ups; along with the road tec Metzlers. As you know tyres are a personal feel thing; so that and being able to use them with comfort till they are finished are the main things for me; there's not much out there that suffers grip issues; unless you are in the fast group on track days.
    We swapped bikes one morning and the standard SX did seem a bit under geared .

    On the H2 SX you’re doing 80 ish at 5000 rpm with supercharger on about 1/3 boost but ready to give you a smooth kick up the arse if you open the taps . The motor has been a revelation . Much smoother than expected yet by far the quickest bike I’ve ever ridden ( apart from short test ride on Pani V4S)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arsey View Post
    Main stand touches terra firma at 45 degs lean on left handers.

    Should take it off but it does come in handy .

    Love the bike though . Bloody ballistic and very planted
    If you don't get the recall notice for the centre stand then it may well decide to part company anyway - problem solved!
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    Already had it 🤪
    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerlust View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arsey View Post
    Already had it 🤪
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    Kawasaki H2 Sx Se

    I’m just heading home having done just over 2000 miles on the bike in the last 9 days.
    My impression of the bike, as I know Skyman is very interested 🤪

    The overall finish is superb .
    The paint on the SE is gorgeous.
    Everything works well. I like being able to swap the TFT display from Sport to Touring mode to show data relevant to the style of riding .

    The motor is sublime . Ultra smooth yet insanely powerful . With traction control set to 1, the front will lift under hard acceleration but set to 2, you can literally open it up in 2nd gear and the front stays planted whilst you are propelled forward at a stupid velocity .
    As an example I was riding with one mate who has an 18 plate XR that has been to Hilltop and the H2 would pull away , though not by a huge amount to be fair .

    The only minor issue with the engine is the fuelling is a tad fluffy with a closed throttle, a victim of Euro4 bollocks, no doubt !

    Fuel economy over 2000 miles-45.4 mpg .

    With a 19 litre tank , range is 165 down to one bar leaving about 35 miles in reserve .

    Sat at 90 mph on autoroute, that drops to 145 plus reserve .

    The two standard SXs in the trip were burning more fuel than me !!

    Tyre wear is heavy . My rear is shot after 2700 miles.

    Handling is very planted and on rails . Not flickable like a sports bike but much lighter than a Busa/K1300S etc .

    The main stand does limit ground clearance, touching down on one hairpin at 45 degrees left lean . It’s staying on though for the convenience plus I don’t ride as hard with other mates .

    Brakes are utterly fantastic with loads of stopping power and feedback.

    Suspension is quite firm but coped fine, even riding gnarly single track passes in the Picos

    Comfort ? I did the same trip on my KTM1290R last year and the H2 was better.

    I’m 6’1” and the high clip ons combined with lowish pegs and good screen mean no weight on lower back like you get on an adventure bike.

    Seat is very comfy and knees only complain after a solid 6+ hours in the saddle, though my knees are fucked so that’s more down to me than the bike .

    Luggage carrying is good with the usual Kwak panniers . They don’t hold a huge amount but fit very neatly and don’t upset the bike even at very high speeds .

    Heated grips are very good, cruise control is very smooth and the best I’ve ever used .

    Not sure what else to say really !

    It’s a great bike and is much more rideable than you might think when it’s supposedly putting out 207bhp. For me it has better comfort that the standard SX, has better fuel economy despite the extra 70bhp and you will never get bored of the bat-shit crazy acceleration that is always waiting !!

    Heavy tyre wear aside ? Brilliant sports tourer with an emphasis on the sports !!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerlust View Post
    The LC is probably one of the highest quality and longest lasting bikes currently on sale today.

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