The UK KH400 Race Series

KAWASAKI KH400

The Kawasaki Triples are known for their unusual characteristics, some of them more useful or flattering than others. For example, not many people will be willing to drive a motorcycle with such suspicious handling; yet, their riders from back at the time seemed to be in it more for the adrenaline than for anything else. Visit our Sponsor:  Indianapolis Parking Lot Striping

S1-250

The 250 S Series

The first half of the 1971 S Series came as Kawasaki’s response to the customers’ change of tastes and needs. Something slightly different from their earlier two-stroke twin bikes, A1-250 and A7-350.

1971/1972 S1-250

This model was offered in Pearl White and Red, with the stripe design derivative from the H2-750, though the red sample was only available in a few countries. During the manufacturing process, the bike required a 32bhp to be applied to it.

In the UK, it was a permitted beginner model nicknamed “The White Swan”.

The execution of this bike was rather remarkable, especially at the hands of an inexpert rider. It was a bike of a quite easy handling, or at least as easy as …

KH 500

The KH 500

The KH 500 was launched to the public in 1976, the initials in the name stood for “Kawasaki Highway”.

It was available in two colors: Burgundy and Copper. It was an improvement from the H1-series with its three-way fuse system, fastening gas cover, and enhanced braking system.

KH 500

1976 KH500-A8

Other changes included the front forks, front wheel, footstools, handlebar grips, and headlamp. The latter was shaped into a seven-inch piece that included in the 750 and 900 models, too.

The company saw itself in obligation to modify the mufflers and air cleaner system yet again because of the emission control requirements in America, but the use of these obstructive parts and reduced jets in the carbs suppressed the performance of …

Kawasaki H1 500 Mach III 74

The H1 500 Series

After the mild success, Kawasaki experimented with its W-series and A-series, the motorcycle company aimed at the international market with high-performance motorcycles. From their efforts was born the three-cylinder design and the 500 Mach III H1 model.

The introduction of the first model of the H-series in September 1968 caused quite a fuss in the motorcycle scene, and each following model developed and enhanced the features of the previously launched one:

Kawasaki H1

1969 MACH III H1-500

Also known as the 500SS in Japan. Its capacitor discharge ignition was fixed accompanied by a twin leading front drum brake and the front and rear fire screen were made in refined stainless steel. One of its most distinctive characteristics was the five-speed gearbox: the …

How Kawasaki became a motorcycle manufacturer after 1945?

At first, Kawasaki assembled motorcycles under the name of Meguro Manufacturing, having acquired the homonymous motorcycle producer with whom they had been in business when it was going through a hard economic period.

Meguro Manufacturing Co was founded in Meguro, Tokyo, Japan by Hobuji Murato and Takaji Suzuki as one of the first Japanese motorcycle companies, in 1937. Murato and Suzuki built a 500 cc single Z97 model grounded on a Swiss Motosacoche outline but their work was held back for this was around the start of WW2. The company supplied aircraft parts for the war and then re-started full production in 1948 when they came up with the Z97 joined by the 125 cc, 250 cc, and 350 cc …

Kawasaki SS400 74

What is Kawasaki Triple Motorcycle?

Kawasaki motorcycles (as a brand) are the ones produced by Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ motorcycle and engine division, the Kawasaki Triples (specifically) were models produced by the industry from 1968 to 1980. The production became memorable for it was they were the first street motorcycles with capacitor discharge ignition (CDI.)

The first sample made was the Mach III H1 500 in 1968, when the motorcycles’ market grew bolder and unconventional. Faster quarter-mile times became the priority for the manufacturers of the time while fuel economy and noise passed to a second plane.

The project for the street motorcycle begun in June of 1967 only that it was then named the N100 Plan. The assignment’s main goal was to create the most …