Kawasaki H2 748 cm3 1975  Frame no. H2F 33998 Engine no. H2E 34267

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Kawasaki H2 748 cm3 1975
Frame no. H2F 33998 Engine no. H2E 34267

€ 12,000 - 15,000
US$ 13,000 - 17,000
Kawasaki H2 748 cm3 1975
Frame no. H2F 33998
Engine no. H2E 34267
Kawasaki se forgea définitivement une réputation de constructeur de motos à haute performance sans compromis avec le lancement de la stupéfiante Mach III 500 en 1968. La légèreté combinée aux 60 ch délivrés en pointe et à un comportement neutre firent de la trois-cylindres deux temps une machine passionnante à piloter, mais aussi une moto à l'égal au moins de tout ce qui existait jusqu'à 750 cm3. En 1971, l'originale fut rejointe par trois autres « triples » : la 250 S1, la 350 S2 et la 750 H2 (appelée aussi Mach IV lors de sa première année). Plus puissante de 11 ch que la Mach III, la H2 délivrait sa puissance plus posément et, grâce à un empattement plus long et à un cadre à la géométrie révisée, elle pouvait être plus facilement menée très vite sans risque de chute. Néanmoins, une vitesse de pointe de 185 km/h avec les 160 km/h atteints en 13 secondes suffisait à satisfaire le plus accro à la vitesse. De nos jours, ces séduisantes Kawasaki trois cylindres sont très appréciées par les amateurs du monde entier et les exemplaires restaurés comme celui-ci sont de plus en plus recherchés.

Cette H2 1975, restaurée en 2001, est offerte avec son libretto italien et ses papiers FMI. Le compteur affiche 32 261 km.

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  • 1975 Kawasaki 748cc H2
    Frame no. H2F 33998
    Engine no. H2E 34267
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    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 185km/h with 160km/h 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 H2 was restored in 2001 and is offered with Italian libretto and FMI papers. The current odometer reading is 32,261 kilometres.
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Kawasaki H2 748 cm3 1975  Frame no. H2F 33998 Engine no. H2E 34267
Kawasaki H2 748 cm3 1975  Frame no. H2F 33998 Engine no. H2E 34267
Kawasaki H2 748 cm3 1975  Frame no. H2F 33998 Engine no. H2E 34267
Kawasaki H2 748 cm3 1975  Frame no. H2F 33998 Engine no. H2E 34267
Kawasaki H2 748 cm3 1975  Frame no. H2F 33998 Engine no. H2E 34267
Kawasaki H2 748 cm3 1975  Frame no. H2F 33998 Engine no. H2E 34267
Kawasaki H2 748 cm3 1975  Frame no. H2F 33998 Engine no. H2E 34267
Kawasaki H2 748 cm3 1975  Frame no. H2F 33998 Engine no. H2E 34267
Kawasaki H2 748 cm3 1975  Frame no. H2F 33998 Engine no. H2E 34267
Kawasaki H2 748 cm3 1975  Frame no. H2F 33998 Engine no. H2E 34267
Kawasaki H2 748 cm3 1975  Frame no. H2F 33998 Engine no. H2E 34267
Kawasaki H2 748 cm3 1975  Frame no. H2F 33998 Engine no. H2E 34267
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