1968 Kawasaki 500 triple - W. Yoder Auction
1968 Kawasaki 500 triple
Lot Number:9041
Start Time:11/23/2022 6:00:00 AM
Bid Count:0
Starting Bid:$25.00
Bid Increment:$5.00
Current Bid:$25.00
Model:500 triple
Status:no info on DMV or ADD




  • 498cc air cooled 2-stroke parallel 3-cylinder engine
  • Oil injected
  • This amazing,  Kawasaki Triple is a version of the epic 3-cylinder two-strokes that planted the company’s flag firmly in the ‘performance above all’ category. The original H1 500cc Triple was introduced in 1968 to nearly universal acclaim and awe at its uncompromised sporting nature. For 1976, after an eight-year run of sales success, the H1 was renamed the KH500 to harmonize Kawasaki’s model range designation. It was still the same wicked-hearted machine, with styling changed slightly to look like Kawasaki’s new Z-1 4-cylinder model, the company’s biggest seller. 

The Kawasaki Triple legacy began in 1967 when the company needed a replacement for its four-stroke W1 twin-cylinder model (a BSA clone, inherited when Kawasaki absorbed Megola), and a more powerful machine than their 305cc two-stroke twins. The project was code-named N100, and the goal was to create a 500cc motorcycle with 60 HP that was capable of running the all-important quarter-mile drags in the 13-second range. The Mach III was introduced in 1968 and met all its design criteria, using a 3-cylinder two-stroke design, with piston-ported intake via three Mikuni 28mm carburetors and a novel capacitor-discharge ignition system that was totally maintenance-free. The price was very reasonable, as two-strokes are simple to manufacture, and the weight was a modest 384 pounds. The center of gravity was well to the rear of the H1’s midline, which combined with a tuned two-stroke engine’s abrupt power delivery, meant the H1 had a tendency to wheelie that was surprising and disconcerting to some, and an absolute joy to others. 

This rare, unrestored 1976 Kawasaki HK500 is in fine condition, in the original copper paint with lots of pinstriping and unique badges, and is the only year the Triples came with a disc front brake as standard. It’s also the only year they had a normal gearshift pattern, with neutral between first and second, so riding this machine is a bit less hairy than it older siblings, but still plenty of fun. 

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