Video: Tom Sykes on his Ninja H2R and 1974 H2R

Michael Mann - Web Editor, Bike Social
By Michael Mann
MannOnABike Web editor of BikeSocial. Been riding bikes since he was four-years-old. Fast and smooth road rider, just about hangs on in a track day quick group.

2013 WSBK Champion with his two H2R's

2013 World Superbike Champion, Tom Sykes, races for the factory Kawasaki teamand has done for the last six seasons amassing 24 wins along the way and two further Championshop runners-up spots.

So it's no surprise that he owns one of the world's most powerful production bikes; the new-for-2015, supercharged, £41,000, Kawasaki Ninja H2R.

However, it's slightly more surprising that he also owns its predecessor, a 1974 Kawasaki H2R race bike and is therefore possibly the only man in the world to own both, according to the Japanese firm.

Not to shy away from a little publicity, the Huddersfield-born 30-year old took both machines and a film crew to enjoy a blast around the Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground in Leicestershire.

Here's the result:

Given the choice of just one of these to be nestled in your garage which would it be? 

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