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Lot 231
1969 Kawasaki H-1
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Selling on Saturday

CHASSIS NO: KAF03511


Addendum: PLEASE NOTE UPDATED INFORMATION: Here is an opportunity to own a wonderful example of the coveted H-1. While unverified, the odometer reads just 1.7 miles. The bike presents as very original and is certainly an outstanding example.

As previously indicated, this example is not one that all others will be judged against.


In 1969, when Kawasaki introduced the H-1 it was like an atomic bomb going off in the motorcycle world. A completely out-of-the-box approach to motorcycling with three cylinders! Two-stroke! Electronic ignition! And the fastest production motorcycle of the year! Often nicknamed "The Widow Maker" because of its blinding acceleration and evil handling; it was also called “The Triple with a Ripple". Kawasaki had been experimenting with twins. They figured when they went to a triple, they would have to do a few things differently. Heat is the archenemy of two-strokes. They experimented and spaced the cylinders further apart. A large drum brake was fitted to the front but it was barely capable of slowing down the speed. Here is an opportunity to own a wonderful example of the coveted H-1. While unverified, the odometer reads just 1.7 miles. The bike presents as very original and is certainly an outstanding example.

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