kawasaki Motors Malaysia (KMMSB) gave the media, their dealers and invited guests a sweet surprise when they announced that they will unveil the much talked about H2R and H2 during their 25th Anniversary celebration on the 22nd November 2014. Also presented that night was the entry level Vulcan 650S model.
What started out in the grapevine on the H2R as mere prototype, has turned into a reality and it took the Malaysian motorcycle market by storm. Running on the ZX-10R platform and souped up with a supercharger, the H2R with 290 HP under your seat would not be a street legal bike. It will make one’s wallet lighter by RM300, 000.00 to own this carbon fiber futuristic beauty. Front and rear brakes are equipped with the renowned Brembo. Steering damper by Ohlins, front upside down fork, with tension, compression and pre-load adjustable, is from Kayaba. One of the distinguished feature of the H2R is the carbon fiber wings on the top and side of the fairings. These functional feature are for the powerful bike down force.
If you do not have a deep pocket for the H2R, worry not because for around RM154, 000.00 you can own the street legal version of the H2R. The H2 is has around 200 HP and is shaped exactly like the H2R, minus the carbon fiber, single exhaust and down force wings.
KMMSB also took this opportunity to launch their entry level Vulcan S. The target is for entry level bikers especially the fairer sex to encourage them to experience the joy of riding. Priced at a very low and competitive price of RM30, 000.00, this model will definitely be worth every penny.
Kawasaki Motors Malaysia 25th anniversary celebration were officiated by the home minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Mr. Takeshi Asano, executive officer, general manager, marketing and sales division of motorcycles and engine company of Kawasaki Heavy Industries Limited Japan. The night’s event were very successful with entertainments, good food and most importantly achievement award presentation to their valued dealers and stockists.
Text & Photos by: Justin Hong