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This Kawasaki H1F has covered just 12,900 miles and underwent a restoration just a year ago by the highly regarded Tim Blakemore Classic and Race, known as an expert in all things Kawasaki triple.

The bike had a full engine restoration and new paint and runs absolutely as a Kawasaki Triple should and comes from the personal collection of one of our Directors.

Bikes in this condition just don’t come around that often so to secure this one please don’t delay.

       This bike can be yours for just £9,995  Mail: andy@somersetclassicmotorcycles.co.uk?subject=Kawasaki H1F

The legendary Kawasaki two stroke triples began in 1969 with the first H1. Built for straight-line speed over everything else they were certainly fast, and quite a handful too. Using a piston-ported triple meant the ability to produce more power than a twin might have produced although adding the complication of cooling the middle cylinder effectively.

Producing 60 bhp in a frame which wouldn’t look out of place on a 250 resulted in a very fast bike indeed. Renowned for pulling wheelies (whether the rider meant to or not) the bike was not for the faint-hearted. With the power coming all at once and more weight over the back wheel than the front this was always going to be the result.

Control it though and you had something to beat anything it was likely to come up against. Over the subsequent models. Kawasaki changed various aspects of the bike to make it more civilised whilst still keeping as much of the excitement as possible. The E model even featured rubber bushes on the engine mounts to reduce vibration. The last of the H1s was the F which was perhaps the most civilised.

The final incarnation of the bike wasn’t an H1 at all but the KH500. By this time the gear change had become a conventional one down four up configuration and power reduced to 52 bhp.

As was all too predictable given its thirst and the anti-two stroke lobby in the US, it marked the last of the 500 triples.

Future

Demand for H1’s is strong and has been for quite a while now. With their iconic exhaust note and distractive looks they are a rare sight and an evocative one for many. The KH500 has never become as collectable (though so few were sold they are rare enough).

The bike was have for sale is a fully restored example in really good condition. It is for riding though and is not concours. It was restored by legendary Kawasaki expert Tim Blakemore himself including a complete engine strip-down and rebuild. The paint is new and the frame has been powder-coated. It runs like it should and is ready to ride immediately.

It is part of the private collection of one of our directors and is priced at £9,995. That is the minimum we are instructed to sell it for so please respect the price if you are interested. There is no negotiating on this bike.