1975 Kawasaki 748cc H2C
Registration no. KCH 45N
Frame no. H2F-45686
Engine no. H2E-46041
'The Kawasaki 750 Mach IV (H2) has only one purpose in life; to give you the most exciting and exhilarating performance. It's so quick it demands the razor sharp reactions of an experienced rider. It's a machine you must take seriously.' Kawasaki Motors.
Kawasaki emphatically established its reputation for building uncompromising high performance motorcycles with the launch of the stunning Mach III 500 in 1968. Light weight combined with a peakily-delivered 60bhp and indifferent handling made the two-stroke triple an exciting machine to ride but one which nevertheless had the legs of just about everything under 750cc. In 1971 the original was joined by three more triples: the 250cc S1, 350cc S2 and 750cc H2 (also known as the Mach IV for the first years or so). Although 11bhp more powerful than the Mach III, the H2 delivered its power less frenetically and, thanks to a longer wheelbase and revised frame geometry, was easier to ride fast without falling off. Nevertheless, a top speed of around 115mph with the 'ton' reachable in 13 seconds was enough to satisfy even the most speed-addicted tyro. Today these charismatic Kawasaki triples enjoy an enthusiastic following worldwide, with expertly restored examples such as this one increasingly sought after.
Sold new abroad, this 1975 H2C was first registered in the UK in June 2006 and totally restored the following year by John Edge, one this country's leading Kawasaki triples specialists. Further specialist work was carried by Rick Brett, Kawasaki Triples Club (GB) founder and President, from whom the current vendor purchased the machine in June 2007. We are advised that the engine has been rebuilt with a crankshaft labyrinth seal for long life, as well as new pistons and rings, and that the instruments were among the many parts renewed during restoration. Only seven 'shakedown' miles have been covered since the rebuild's completion and 'KCH 45N' is presented in commensurately good condition. The machine is offered with sundry invoices; list of parts used and costs; Valuation Certificate; current MoT certificate and Swansea V5C registration document.
- There are no sundry invoices, list of parts used or costs with this machine.