1975 Kawasaki 748cc H2C Frame no. H2F-44487 Engine no. H2E-44784
Lot 398
1975 Kawasaki 748cc H2C
Registration no. KAU 896N Frame no. H2F-44487 Engine no. H2E-44784
£7,500 - 10,000
US$ 13,000 - 17,000
Lot Details
1975 Kawasaki 748cc H2C
Registration no. KAU 896N
Frame no. H2F-44487
Engine no. H2E-44784
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 restored examples such as this one increasingly sought after. This 1975 H2C had already been restored when the current owner purchased it from Cosmo Classic Motorcycles Ltd of St Leonard's, East Sussex in December 2012 (purchase receipt on file). The machine also comes with Swansea V5C document, some old tax discs and seven expired MoTs showing the mileage increasing from 1,313 in 2006 to 4,107 in May 2102. The current odometer reading is 4,348 miles.
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