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Kawasaki 500 H1 (Match III) Prototype
Kawasaki 500 H1 (Match III) Prototype

Joe Kiess’ Kawasaki W1

Allen 1973 Yamaha Enduro

Allen Brotz displays his full collection of 1973 Yamaha motorcycles.

Found on eBay: Kawasaki KZ1300

This 1979 Kawasaki KZ1300 has under 36,000 miles and to be in prime shape for ma.

Craigslist 1980 Kawasaki KZ650

Chalupsky lucks out by finding a Kawasaki KZ650 on Craigslist.

in 1998, I read an article British engine fabricator Millyard’s wild Kawasaki including a 250cc three-cylinder S1 into a 444cc five and a KH400 made into a five.

Allen works as a mechanical in atomic weapons research, so motorcycles is like child’s to him. At age 11 he put an Austin Mini car into a BSA Bantam frame to run the waste land near his Not an ideal match, but it was all he had.

I was so I phoned Allen and asked making one based on a 500cc or machine. Allen had made two-… triples into five and six-cylinder machines; he a four as the best rider and a as the best show bike.

At first I was going for an Kawasaki H2. but seeing a photograph of a 1969 H1 and a 1972 H2 side-by-side, I decided I the old school look of a first H1 best. A former co-worker, Al had two early H1s. He also had a parts bike.

For $700 I both bikes, then them, crated them and them to Allen in England.

The was very much a partnership. As an captain, I could arrange to London and work on the bike on my I was in charge of getting all the paintwork, plating, powder coating, plating, upholstery, and replacement and parts.

Allen is an engineer, not a restorer.

The was finished in 1999, and made an at the Classic Mechanics Show at where Allen was preparing the for my next bike, the mighty five-cylinder 1973 H2 I had commissioned. He built the engine during the Later, the bike returned to the States where it joined my

At the risk of sounding facetious, it just as you’d expect a H1 with five cylinders It has a larger front and smaller sprocket so the engine runs in the section of the power curve than in the revs section. gives it a “Gentlemen’s Express” rather than an “Adolescent It is a lot smoother than a standard with power pulses every 72 degrees opposed to 120.

The Kawasaki fours and were Allen’s only at serving the paying public. made about 30 machines, customers in Japan, the United France and England. Type stopped most customers importing them.

My 1970 H1 500 was the first one ever as an 850cc five. He also a 1969 and 1972 H1 into four-cylinder machines.

I have a five-cylinder 850cc Kawasaki at the Isle of Man TT circuit. That is now with the Barber Museum in Ala. George Barber owns Allen’s 1,600cc V8 Kawasaki Z1.

Allen also a 2,600cc V12 from a 1979 KZ1300. All because somebody it was impossible.

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