Kawasaki H1 500 Mach III (1969)

The Kawasaki H1 500 Mach III motorcycle was produced in 1969 and boasted a two-stroke, transverse three-cylinder piston valve engine with a capacity of 498 cc/30.4 cu-in. It had a compression ratio of 6.8:1, was air-cooled, and used Injectolube automatic pressurized injection for lubrication. It had a 5-speed transmission and a wet multi-disc clutch, along with a chain final drive. The frame was a double tubular steel cradle, and it had telescopic hydraulic forks for front suspension and dual shocks swing arm for the rear. The front and rear brakes were 200mm and 180mm drums, respectively. The front and rear tires were 3.25-19 and 4.00-18, and the wheelbase was 1400 mm/55 in. The dry weight was 174 kg/384 lbs, and the wet weight was 188 kg/414 lbs. The fuel capacity was 15 Litres/4.0 US gal. The motorcycle could reach a top speed of 200 km/h or 124 mph and complete a standing 1/4 mile in 12.4 seconds. It was a powerful motorcycle with 60 hp/45 kW @ 7500 rpm and 56 Nm/42.3 lb-ft @ 7000 rpm. It had a distinctive design and stood out among motorcycles of its time.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Kawasaki H1 500 Mach III

Year: 1969

Engine: Two stroke, transverse three cylinder, piston valve
Capacity: 498 cc / 30.4 cu-in
Bore x Stroke: 60 58.8 mm
Cooling System: Air cooled
Compression Ratio: 6.8:1
Lubrication: Injectolube, automatic pressurized injection
Induction: 3x Mikuni VM28SC carburetors
Ignition: CDI
Starting: Kick
Max Power: 60 hp / 45 kW @ 7500 rpm
Max Torque: 56 Nm / 42.3 lb-ft @ 7000 rpm
Clutch: Wet multi-disc
Transmission: 5 Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Frame: Double tubular steel cradle

Front Suspension: Telescopic hydraulic forks
Rear Suspension: Dual shocks, swing arm
Front Brakes: 200mm Drum
Rear Brakes: 180mm Drum
Front Tyre: 3.25-19
Rear Tyre: 4.00-18
Wheelbase: 1400 mm / 55 in
Dry Weight: 174 kg / 384 lbs
Wet Weight: 188 kg / 414 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 15 Litres / 4.0 US gal
Standing 1/4 Mile: 12.4 sec
Top Speed: 200 km/h / 124 mph

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