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Flashback on the Kawasaki 500 H1 Mach III

Culture - Flashback on the Kawasaki 500 H1 Mach III - Technical sheet Kawasaki 500 H1 MACH III

When it was marketed in 1969, the Kawasaki 500 H1 Mach III laid the foundation for the fabulous two-stroke three-cylinder epic at Kawasaki. A look back at this legendary model which left its mark on the early 1970s.

Kawasaki 500 H1 MACH III tech. Sheet

Engine

  • Type : three-cylinder in-line, two-stroke, air-cooled
  • Displacement : 498 cc
  • Bore and stroke : 60 * 58.8mm
  • Food : CDI (H1 / H1A) / Battery (H1B) / CDI (H1C) / Magneto CDI (H1D-E-F)
  • Compression ratio : 6.8 to 1
  • Engine torque : 6.85 kg-m at 7,000 rpm (H1 / H1A-B-C) / 5.7 kg-m at 7,000 rpm (H1D-E-F)
  • Power : 60 hp at 7,500 rpm (H1 / H1A-B-C) / 59 hp at 8,000 rpm (H1D-E-F)
  • Start-up : By kick

Dimensions

  • Length : 2095 mm (H1 / H1A-B-C) / 2125 mm (H1D-E-F)
  • Ground clearance : 135 mm (H1 / H1A-B-C) / 145 mm (H1D-E-F)
  • Wheelbase : 1400 mm (H1 / H1A-B-C) / 1410 mm (H1D-E-F)
  • Dry weight : 174 kg (H1 / H1A-B-C) / 185 kg (H1D-E-F)
  • Fuel tank capacity : 15 liters (H1 / H1A-B-C) / 16 liters (H1D-E-F)
  • Front tire : 3.25-19 4PR
  • Rear Tire : 4.00-18 4 PR

Cycle part

  • Frame : Double tubular steel cradle
  • Fork : Telescopic fork
  • Rear suspension : Swing arm + 2 combined shock absorbers
  • Front brake : Double cam drum (H1 / H1A) / Single disc (H1B-C-D-E-F)
  • Rear brake : Single cam drum

Transmission

  • Final drive : By chain
  • Clutch : Multidisk in oil bath
  • Gearbox : 5-speed gearbox in constant mesh (Order: PM / 1/2/3/4/5)

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