H1

Name:

H1
Type:

H1 500 Mach III

From:

 1969 - 1975 (1976 KH 500)

GENERAL Note, all data for 1970 H1 until more info have been collected. 

Model Kawasaki H1
Category Street bike / super bike.

ENGINE

Type 2-stroke,3-cylinder,piston port, reed valve, air-cooled
Displacement 498  cm3
Bore and Stroke mm (in.) 60.058.8  (2.362.31)
Compression ratio 6.8 : 1
Valve system Piston port reed valve
Fuel system Mikuni VM28SC
Ignition CDI
Starting Kick
Lubrication Inject Lube

DRIVETRAIN

Transmission

5-speed, return.

Final drive

chain

Primary reduction ratio

2.41

Gear ratios:

1st

2.2

2nd

1.4

3rd

1.09

4th

0.92

5th

0.81

Clutch

Wet multiple plates, manual

FRAME

Type

Double-cradle

Caster 29
Rake 110(4.1) mm (in)

Wheel travel:

front

 

Rear

 

Tyre:

Front

3.25-19 4PR

Rear

4.00-18 4PR

SUSPENSION

Front:

Type

Telescopic

Rear:

Type

Swing arm

Spring preload

 

BRAKES

Front:

Type

Mechanical  drum

Calliper

 

Rear:

Type

 Mechanical  drum

Calliper

 

DIMENSIONS

Overall lengt mm (in.)

2,095 (82.5)

Overall width mm (in.)

840 (33.1)

Overall height mm (in.)

1,080 (42.5)

Wheelbase mm (in.)

1,400 (55.1)

Ground clearance mm (in.)

135 (5.3)

Seat height mm (in.)

 

Dry weight  kg

174 (382)

Fuel capacity litre

15 liter

PERFORMANCE

Maximum power

60 hp @ 8000 rpm

Maximum torque

6.85 (42.3) @ 7500 rpm
Performance 1/4 mile acceleration: 12.8 sec., 160 kph (1969 Cycle world)
Note, all data for 1970 H1 until more info have been collected. 
YEAR FRAME NUMBER ENGINE NUMBER COLOUR
1969 H1 KAF-00001~ KAE-00001~ Midnight White, Peacock Gray
1970 H1 KAF-06727~ KAE-06315~ Candy Red
1971 H1A KAF-23626~ KAE-21876~ Candy Blue
1972 H1B KAF-48763~ KAE-54101~ Pearl Candy Orange
1973 H1C KAF-48664~ No details White, Pearl Candy Orange
1973 H1D H1F-00001~ KAE-60000~ Candy Green, Candy Lime
1974 H1E H1F-17001~ KAE-87001~ Candy Green, Candy Red
1975 H1F H1F-32400~ KAE-102400~ Candy Sky Blue, Candy Brown
1976  KH500-A8 H1F-47000~ KAE-117100~ Deep Burgundy, Copper (or Bronze)

 

 

 

 

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