Tagged: H1

Sparkly Two-Stroke Terror: 1974 Kawasaki H1 500 Mach III for Sale

Sparkly Two-Stroke Terror: 1974 Kawasaki H1 500 Mach III for Sale

In the early 1970s, Kawasaki’s two-stroke triples like this H1 500 Mach III ruled the quarter-mile drag strips here in America. 60hp and a 115mph top speed may not sound like that much, but...

Cheap Speed: 1975 Kawasaki H1 500 Mach III

Cheap Speed: 1975 Kawasaki H1 500 Mach III

Although “Mach III” is a pretty ambitious name for a motorcycle that can only just top 115mph, it probably felt much faster to test riders of Kawasaki’s two-stroke three-cylinder rocket, given the questionable brakes...

Little Rocket: 1973 Kawasaki 350 S2 Mach II

Little Rocket: 1973 Kawasaki 350 S2 Mach II

Kawasaki’s two-stroke triples were a milestone in Japanese motorcycling history. While the Honda’s CB750 offered sophistication and technology at a relative budget price, it wasn’t really doing anything you couldn’t get elsewhere, although you’d...

1972 Kawasaki H1 Cafe Racer for Sale

1972 Kawasaki H1 Cafe Racer for Sale

Kawasaki’s 500 and 750 two-stroke triples are relics of a bygone, smokier era.  Two-stroke machines are all but extinct today, unless you count leafblowers, due to ever-tightening emissions laws.  But for a time, they...

Wanna H1? How about the H1’s little older brother?

Wanna H1? How about the H1’s little older brother?

Update 11.10.2012: Back on eBay after failing to meet reserve the first time we listed in September at $3950. Bidding is currently up to $3050 with over 5 days to go. Links updated. -dc...

A Very Clean 1973 Kawasaki H1

A Very Clean 1973 Kawasaki H1

Sixty horse power from a bike weighing less than 400lbs in 1973? OK, where do I sign up? In 1969 Kawasaki introduced the tripe cylinder two strokes that everybody said couldn’t be done. Well,...