I have never had the need for speed, probably had my early model Commodore up to 100mph whenever i could find a straight stretch long enough to slowly creep up to it, so to see someone guide a motorbike at 314kms per hour i find pretty amazing, maybe a little crazy even. But that is what Australian Motorcycle News Road Test Editor Paul Young does for a living. AMCN were offered one of the first privately owned H2R's in Australia, and took the bike to the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit to mix it with some of the best supersport bikes.
Evan Byles the owner of SA Motorcycles had the H2R along with his other Kawasaki superbikes for racing at Phillip Island over the last weekend of May.
With the H2R parked in pit lane, it was interesting to look and listen to superbike riders expressing their excitement and envy of the bike, everyone knew the bikes reputation and this was their first experience of seeing it, and it didn't dissappoint.
After missing a session while getting the tyres up to temperature, and then having to wait for the track to be cleared after a fall Youngy finally got out amongst the superbikes to put the H2R through its paces, and at a top speed of 314kms per hour i don't think he was dissappointed.
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