The racing bikes of the 1970s are the most popular with collectors, and among these, the most sought after are the Kawasaki 500 cc H1R.

Produced in limited numbers, the Kawasaki H1R arrived in Europe in early 1970.

The first French pilots to receive these exceptional machines will be Eric Offenstadt and Christian Ravel.

Two machines will arrive at the French Kawasaki importer S.I.D.E.M.M of Xavier Maugendre and will be entrusted to Team Baranne for the 1970 season.

One of these machines from 1970 is now available.

Complete, in running order and in its original state; it is now 50 years old.

This motorcycle has not been restored. (Except the rims and an H1RA ignition).

The history is known from the importation by S.I.D.E.M.M to the current owner.

This motorbike has already been sold.


Technical specifications:

Air-cooled 2-stroke forward-facing three-cylinder 499 cm3 (60 x 58.8 mm)

75 hp / 9000 rpm, distribution by the piston skirt

3 Mikuni Ø 34 mm carburetors

Separate lubrication and 5% mixing

H1RA electronic ignition

5-speed gearbox

Dry multi-plate clutch

Chain drive

Double cradle frame

Suspensions av. telescopic, ar. oscillating with 2 handsets

Drum brakes, av. double come Ø 280 mm, ar. single came Ø 220 mm

18″ tires

148 kilograms

246 km / h.

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