1973 Kawasaki 500 H-1 Mach III
Type 2 cycle, 3 cylinder, piston valve
Displacement. 30.4 cu. in. (498 cc)
Compression ratio 6.8:1
Acceleration SS 1/4 mile 12.4 sec.
Maximum horsepower. 59 @ 8,000 rpm
Maximum torque 41.2 @ 7,000 rpm
Maximum speed 124 mph
Type 5-speed, constant-mesh, return shift
Clutch Wet, multi-disk
Overall length 82 in.
Overall width 33 in.
Wheelbase 55.5 in.
Dry weight 407 lb.
Type Tubular, double cradle
Brakes Front disk, rear drum
Fuel tank capacity 4.2 US gal.
"Despite over four decades of advancements in motorcycle technology, however, the H1 frame, suspension and brakes still mark the Mach III
as the progenitor of the SUPERBIKE-a true two-wheeled counterpart to the muscle car." Mike Bumbeck, Autoweek 9/7/2015
"Worlds's fastest touring 500" Cycle World April 1969
ABOUT THE BIKE
This bike has been fully restored. Over $6,000 spent without labor. Beautiful paint job. Engine has been sandblasted to look like new. Brand
new expansion chambers from England. Less than 100 miles since rebuild. Most recently tuned by John Watson, 1994 International Drag
Bike Association "Mechanic of the Year".
This bike is not for the faint of heart. I do not recommend this bike for beginners. It is ideally suited to collectors, or experienced motorcyclists
who are skilled at keeping a motorcycle like this in prime condition. It attracts a lot of attention.