more like a 289 vs 454 big blok. its not (just) the displacement. its the 5" stroke. v2ks are not crazy F.A.S.T. they are S.T.R.O.N.G. fast. like yor lil racing pony vs a huge draft horse.
yeah, 010 was last year for the b.e.a.s.t. there are still plenty new ones sitting in crates but kaw/dealers arent doing anything with them.. price wise.
no they are not T.O.U.R. bikes in their genes. not yor ever day c.o.m.f.y. couches. you can trim em to do tour duty, many do. these m.o.n.s.t.e.r. motors will pull stumps and its phun to ride with endless amounts of u.s.e.a.b.l.e power (tork) available in any gear at any speed. no need to wind her up like some them little toys.
kaw skrewed the pooch big time when they quit this motor. jus like honda did with the valk. instead of trimming the beast to meet market requirements, they just created a subkulture.
till you ride one, its just words on the page. have had many kaws and they is fine 'nuff machines. jus the v2k was/is a stand out m.o.t.o.r. kaw shoulda put it in thier new voyager couch-cycle.
Last edited by Poncho Villa; 08-27-2012 at 06:37 AM.