The Kramer proved to be a potent track weapon, able to keep up with (and beat) Yamaha FZ-07Rs and Suzuki SV650s. Indeed, I went even faster on the HKR-EVO2 than I did when I raced a fully-prepped FZ-07R previously. To be fair, the HKR family comes at a similar price. While the Kramer posed in the paddock all weekend, I had people approach and guess the price half a dozen times—speculations ranged from $10,000 to $30,000. The HKR is in the middle, with the S model’s 2018 pricing set at $15,990 and the R will be $20,990. That’s a bump from the ‘16/’17 pricing and borderline exotic, especially for a custom that uses the beating heart of a sub-$10,000 bike. That said, the 2018 bikes will be upgraded as well—a new swingarm for both, plus the R gets an option for carbon-fiber wheels, and a few other updates.