• Kawasaki H1-500 1972 (8)
  • Kawasaki H1-500 1972 (6)
  • Kawasaki H1-500 1972 (5)
  • Kawasaki H1-500 1972 (4)
  • Kawasaki H1-500 1972 (3)
  • Kawasaki H1-500 1972 (3)
  • 1972 Kawasaki H1-500
60 horsepower

382 lbs.

  • A ground breaking achievement at the time, 60hp from a 2 stroke engine, in a bike with an m.s.r.p. of just under $1000. Compared to 4 stroke bikes of era. that had less power, were heavier, and cost more.
  • Kawasaki’s ” widow maker”, was aptly named due to its wild power band, marginal high speed handling and weak brakes.
  • For 1972, a front disc brake was installed to help stopping somewhat, and a simpler ignition using points was used, to keep costs down. Previously in 1970-71, a CDI breaker less system was used.
  • Nonetheless, this nimble, powerful bike was capable of a a top speed of 115 mph. And sales were brisk as a result.Today, like most old bikes, it feels relatively tame. However, true to its reputation, it really is exciting to ride, because as a package it is thrilling. The power band is typical for a 2 stroke, with a big power hit at top of rpm range.
  • This particular bike has been completely restored to stock specifications, except for the exhaust system.
  • 1972 Kawasaki H1-500
  • Kawasaki H1-500 1972 (3)
  • Kawasaki H1-500 1972 (4)
  • Kawasaki H1-500 1972 (5)
  • Kawasaki H1-500 1972 (6)
  • Kawasaki H1-500 1972 (8)