Kawasaki 350 Big Horn F9R Daytona 1973 ( English version )

The AMA (American Motorcycle Association) organized in the 70’s the 200 miles of Daytona in Florida.
This event included two separate competitions, 200 miles for motorcycles up to 750 cc, and 100 miles for 250 cc motorcycles.
However, the regulation allowed the 350cc to run if the engine had only a single cylinder.
Most of the bikes entered in this 100-mile race were Yamaha TZ 250 two-stroke two-stroke In 1973, Kawasaki produced a 350cc single-cylinder, two-stroke, rotary distributor called Big Horn.
Randy Hall, the Team Hansen engineer who was preparing the Kawasaki 750 H2R for the 200 miles of Daytona had the idea of preparing a competition Big Horn to engage him on the 100-mile race of Daytona 1973.
Two Kawasaki Big Horns (350cc F9R) were started in 1973 for the Canadian Yvon Duhamel and the American Art Baumann on the 100 miles of Daytona. Both bikes were of different preparation.
That of Yvon Duhamel had a dry clutch, a fork Cerani GP and a front brake Fontana and rear brake H1R.
The frames came from Kawasaki A1R RA (250 2 T bicylinders 1973)
These bikes will run in various races in the USA in 1973, then we will not see them again.
The Big Horn of Duhamel Daytona 1973 will reappear in the 2000s or it will be exported from the USA to Japan, then will be sold to a French collector in 2010.
This bike is complete, rolling and in its configuration of Daytona 73.
Extremely rare, it is a real motorcycle of historical collection.

Available and visible in France (Paris)

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