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Kawasaki supercharges Bimota Tesi H2

Kawasaki is supercharging Bimota which it recently bought with the launch of the Tesi H2 powered by their H2 supercharged 998cc inline four. Not only is it propelled by the stonking supercharged H2 engine, but there is a fair bit of H2 in the “origami” design. It follows the release last week of Kawasaki’s fourth …

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Tom Cruise revives GPZ900R in Top Gun 2

Tom Cruise revives GPZ900R in Top Gun 2

The Kawasaki GPZ900R made famous in Tom Cruise’s 1986 Top Gun has a cameo revival in the the long-awaited Top Gun sequel. This official trailer for Top Gun: Maverick shows Tom’s character Maverick pulling an old tarp off a dusty old GPZ900R. However, when he reprises the famous scene where he races a jet, he’s now …

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Yamaha’s future might be blown!

Yamaha might be going down the blown track like Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Ducati with a patent filing for a turbocharged parallel twin. It follows Kawasaki’s H2 supercharged bike and patent filings by Suzuki and Honda for turbocharged engines, while Ducati applied for a patent for an exhaust system turbine. So it seems the future …

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2019 Ducati range Panigale V4 R fourth recall

Power is king for 2019 motorcycles

The latest model releases from the two recent motorcycle shows in Milan and Cologne prove that power is still king in the two-wheel world. A new road leader has emerged and some older models have been pushed down the order. The list of the most powerful is still dominated by the track-only Kawasaki H2R at 240kW. …

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Blown Kawasaki H2R

Jets, F1 and Tesla blown away by Kawasaki H2R

A blown Kawasaki H2R has blown away an electric Tesla P100DL, Aston Martin New Vantage, Lotus Evora GT 430, a Red Bull F1 race car, an F-16 fighter jet and a Challenger 605 jet. Ridiculous and pointless, but fun to watch. The event was staged during a two-day test race at an aerospace and technology …

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Tom Cruise rides Kawasaki again in Top Gun 2

Tom Cruise is reprising his famous role as Maverick in the long-awaited Top Gun sequel and he’s again riding a Kawasaki, but this time it’s a supercharged H2R Carbon, not the GPZ900R he made famous in the original 1986 movie. Entertainment YouTube channel TMZ captured Tom riding the bike for the filming of the sequel, …

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Kawasaki H2 SX centre stand

Blown away by supercharged tourer price

While the supercharged Kawasaki H2 costs almost $40,000, the touring version will blow you away at $34,999 ride away including panniers and centre stand. Kawasaki Motors Australia national sales and marketing manager Robert Walker says the reason for the comparatively low price is simply “global volume”. He says the H2, H2 Carbon and H2R track-one …

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2017 Kawasaki H2 Carbon

Australia gets Kawasaki H2 Carbon bikes

  Only 120 limited-edition Kawasaki H2 Carbon models will be released worldwide this year and Australia may get almost 20 for customers. Kawasaki Motors Australia marketing co-ordinator Milo Dokmanovic says they already have orders for the limited-edition supercharged Carbon model. “Unfortunately I cannot divulge pricing until this model is officially released, which we anticipate will …

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