What makes the H2 a, "big hunk of shit"? Why complain about the 10R being, "old" when the same can be said for other manufacturers? This is how it works. Manufacturer A makes a bikes and B,C,and D try to beat it. On into infinity. You said it yourself...ALL
the bikes are getting electronics and have to worry about emissions. Shit, I can buy a 10R with an active suspension, Ohlins electronic damper, Brembo calipers, launch control, blipper, etc etc etc. Yes they all weigh more than I like with the exception of the new Pani and the Honda CBR1000RR SP which weigh what my 1st gen does stock for stock but they cost too much.
Kawasaki put out a supercharged
bike now in multiple flavors, we see TFT is coming for other models, they now have multiple versions of the 10R which people have been asking for for years
. How long ago could we only get the 10R? Now we can get the 10R, the 10R Performance, The KRT Replica, the 10RR, and the 10R-SE. As for reliability and gambling...that is in direct contrast with evolution. If you want new new new gambling is going to have to happen...if a model is constantly evolving it is inevitable. You don't get you cake and eat it too. If a bike is established and not a gamble then it is stale right? But if it is new it is a gamble right? There is no way to win here and I feel that isn't fair.
If you don't want all the new bells and whistles get an older model. I still have an analog animal 1st gen and still love her. But I can appreciate the new tech and look forward to the cyclical nature of bloat and lean. This is how it has always been. But Kawasaki frankly doesn't get the credit it deserves. They have been listening to their customers and have been offering great bikes. The literbike world has segwayed from a hp war to an electronic war and the bar is raising everywhere with a few exceptions (weight, price).
You ask if Kawi is serious? Dude, are you?