Illustration for article titled The $50,000 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Doesnt Come With A Warranty

The insanity of the Kawasaki Ninja H2R comes in a variety of flavors. There's its supercharged 300 hp engine, it's $50,000 price tag, and it's lengthy list of fine print, which includes the fact that when you drop 50-large on a bike, it doesn't come with a warranty.


The H2R's Vehicle Acknowledgement is chockfull of the lawyerese you'd expect with something that's for track-use only, including specific tires (Bridgestone Battlax V01s), keeping the bike up on stands when not in use, requiring tire warmers, and very specific maintenance intervals (inspections after every 15 hours of use).


There's also a line about only selling parts to owners that can show proof that they actually have an H2R, and then there's this:

Vehicle Warranty:

The H2R is sold "As is" with no warranties, express or implied. The purchaser accepts all responsibilities concerning cost of service, maintenance and repairs.

Now we totally get that being a track-only bike includes a lot of caveats, but not offering any kind of powertrain warranty if that blown engine goes boom seems like a bit of a stretch – particularly when paying $50k for the privilege.

If that's not enough to deter you (and I'm not sure if it would be), Kawasaki dealers are taking pre-orders now and will only accept reservations through December 19, 2014. And if the H2R is a little too hot for your tastes, the road-legal (and fully-warrantied) H2 is available for pre-order as well – at exactly half the price.


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