Aye, it does. Like a child setting fire to a greenhouse full of fireworks, Kawasaki has created an expensive, beautiful and potentially dangerous call for attention. Perhaps it’s from watching rivals Honda and Yamaha getting all the attention in MotoGP – which Kawasaki pulled out of to focus on its World Superbike and MXGP motocross campaigns. It’s definitely got our attention now. The wings are there for stability (as on F1 cars), and they’re needed because this is the world’s most powerful production motorbike. A 998cc four-cylinder engine is a solid base for a sportsbike, but Kawasaki has supercharged the H2R into a near-300bhp beast that leaves the previous ‘most powerful’ badge holder, BMW’s S1000RR, whimpering in its tracks. With 300bhp pushing something that weighs a few hundred kilos, ask not how fast it goes but how long you might be able to stay on. Kawasaki has been quiet about the electronics package, but it’ll certainly have some level of traction control and probably active suspension. Top speed is a bit of a moot point in bikes, but it’ll likely do over 322km/h.