Picture Intermission – Kawasaki Z H2 Design Sketches

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While you’re waiting for my review of the new Kawasaki Z H2 to go live on Cycle News (UPDATE: here’s that review!), I thought you might enjoy a small peek behind the curtain because we don’t always get to see this kind of thing when a new motorcycle is released. Here are some design sketches that Kawasaki was willing to share. Which one’s your favorite?

Getting closer to the final shape:

The design then gets built in clay:

This photo might explain why so many motorcycles have suspensions set up for people who weigh 160 pounds:

A blend of clay and prototype plastics:

And this is how it ended up: