The H2, dubbed the Widowmaker in it's day, was literally a scary fast motorcycle. Notrious for big wheelies and dangerous handling, it's still a machine that needs to be treated with respect. This H2 however has been resto-modded you could say with modern wheels, tires, brakes, and suspension. Bidding is brisk with 11 bids reaching $10k in less than a day.
Up for auction is a from the ground up rebuilt and re-engineered 1972 Kawasaki H2 Hybrid in pearl white built by H2 Guru George Nash. Google "George Nash Kawasaki H2 Hybrid" to see some of the other H2's he has built. George's bikes have been bought by buyers in the USA and all over the world. The green Hybrid that is in the one picture is on a ship right now heading to Australia. I have never had an unhappy buyer of one of his H2 Hybrids or restored H2's. He is old school and meticulous about his work, so as usual this bike is flawless. George completely rebuilt the engine, rebuilt crankshaft, new seals, rebore, new Wiseco pistons and rings, ported cylinders, new paint, with custom decals made by RB's triples in England, new tires, new seat, new chain and sprockets are just a few of the things he has done. Every part on this bike has been replaced or restored. The expansion pipes are made by Higgspeed in England, they are lightweight stainless steel, so they will never rust. Engine# H2E 24325.
Here are a few of the things he has done that make a Hybrid different from an original H2.
Upside down front forks, mono swingarm, 3 sets of disc brakes, mag wheels, ported, 34mm flat slide carbs, electronic tachometer and odometer that works of of GPS.
I rode this bike, it is super fast and has unbelievable power, but unlike a normal H2 it handles and corners like a modern day bike and it stops on a dime! Those of you that have ridden H2's know about the horrible handling and non-existent brakes. This is the dream H2, it has it all, old school looks with modern day handling and brakes. Would I say that the widow maker has been tamed.....no, but it has been made a little more "civilized" but it will still scare the crap out of you, but at least you'll live to talk about it. Those flat slide 34mm carbs and expansion chambers give this bike unimaginable acceleration power, so it's nice to know that you have 3 disc brakes to stop quickly if needed. With all that extra power from those chambers and 34mm carbs with that big two stoke engine, those wide tires and the modern day suspension make all the difference in the handling and cornering. And the sound of that perfectly tuned engine coming out of those expansion pipes, it's music to the ears of any two stroke fanatic. This bike is the "perfect 10" and will turn heads wherever you go. It needs nothing but a brave rider. These bikes are a better investment than the stock market and much more fun! There are only seven H2's in the world like this. If you are looking for a H2 that really stands out from the rest of them, this is the one for you.
If the winner would prefer the bike in a different color, we can change the color to blue like the one in the last picture or to gold like the early 1972 H2 that came out in gold. Of course the wheels will match the which ever paint scheme is chosen by the winner.