Kawasaki H2R “Flat Out” – Courtesy Motorcyclenews.com

The lads at Motorcyclenews.com have measured what everyone suspected. The new Kawasaki H2R is the fastest accelerating production motorcycle in the world.

Kawasaki H2R “Flat Out”

The link to the MCN video wasn’t stable but here’s the H2R going over the mountain on the Isle of Man.

And then there is this piece of genius, the H2R in full flight piloted by James Hilier from Kates to The Creg and then off into the distance to Brands.

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Lukas Matzinger joins Assero Gear as our first sponsored rider

We are delighted to announce that Lukas Matzinger is Assero Gear’s first sponsored rider. He is an obvious choice, not to mention charming and handsome (so say the girls!).

Lukas Matzinger
Lukas Matzinger

In 2012 Lukas, together with a Walter Colebatch and Barton Churchill, formed the Husaberg Adventure Team and set a new World Record for high altitude motorcycling at 6,361m/20,869ft. In 2014, Lukas set off to Around the World with LukasM on a KTM 690, swapped out for a 690 Factory Replica race bike in Mongolia.

It was from Mongolia that Lukas had ridden when he visited us at Assero Gear HQ in Java. While he repaired the rear wheel that had a serious rim dent from a pothole in Sumatra, we made some running repairs to his gear and replaced his broken 3DO armor with our SAS-TEC protectors.

KTM 690, re-built rear wheel
KTM 690, re-built rear wheel

Before departing to join a group of Indonesian riders enroute to Flores a quick kit inspection revealed a very tired tool roll which we replaced with the Assero Tool Roll 1. Finally we equipped the intrepid adventurer with some Assero Helios Pro Gloves, and slapped some stickers on the bike (which after its’ first wash for three months was looking much better).

Assero & KTM 690 Factory Replica
Assero & KTM 690 Factory Replica

Finally, our youngest daughter insisted on adding an obligatory Hello Kitty sticker. There goes Lukas’ street cred…

KTM 690 Factory Replica with Hello Kitty
KTM 690 Factory Replica with Hello Kitty