Love Letters to Our Favorite Gear of 2015
Staff Pick: Kawasaki H2
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Speed is all relative. I’m not talking in the scientific sense, but the way that everybody perceives what is “fast” and how that can easily change. My first motorcycle, a ‘94 Kawasaki Ninja 250, was the most exhilarating experience I ever had (on two wheels) at 19 years old — right up until it was totally eclipsed by my second bike, a ‘96 Kawasaki ZX-11. Then that was easily dwarfed by my ‘08 ZX-10R.
Although I’ve become accustomed to mountains of speed that have been piling on over the years, absolutely nothing could prepare me for the Kawasaki H2. The H2 gathers speed so rapidly and accelerates with so much force, you’re well into triple-digit speeds before you even realize it. I’ve reached a new milestone in my motorcycling career with the H2. And much like my 250, ZX-11 and ZX-10R, the H2 sits as one of the most memorable bikes I’ve ever had the pleasure to throw a leg over.