Too true unfortunately, but when something is taken, something else fills that vacuum.All things must pass. The 14R is too much in-house competition for the H2SX, and would take serious re-engineering to comply with upcoming emission standards.
Good news. Thanks for setting us straight!This guy from MCN, Michael Nieves that did a review on the zx-14 and that other guy that gave a review are bull -shit artists. He says HP was 197 for the 208. Wrong, Motorcyclist Magazine tested it at 167 in the Feb, 2008 issue. He says the riding position was cramped. Wrong that is opposite of what the testors in Motorcyclist Mag. said. Many You-tube videos say it is comfortable. The other testor in the article says the same things. He is wrong too. You can't believe every thing you read. Have either of these guys ever ridden an H-2? Or a liter clas bike? The only bike I have ever ridden that was more comfortable was the Honda cbr1100xx. That was with handlebar risers.
How about an electric bike powered by a self-contained football-sized fusion reactor that NEVER needs refueling?No extension cord bikes or cars for me.
According to hoyle. the H2SX wet weight is 573 lbs and the wet weight of a 14R is 593, almost exactly 20 lbs more than the 1st and 2nd-gen ZX 14. Both are speed limited to 185 mph or so and the 14R runs the 1/4 a half-second quicker.The H2 SX is a little lighter, and a little slower than the 14R (in stock form) but handles much better. You don't have to get the SE+, so it's "only" $22K for the SE like I bought. Flashed the H2 SX is just nuts. Mine is 240hp and 105 lbft to the rear tire with a pipe and a flash.
The supercharger is a bigger risk, but so far at nearly 20K miles on mine I've seen no issues. It's time to service the valves and it's insanely tight under the tank. There will be swearing involved.