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Kawasaki A7 Avenger

The Kawasaki A7 was a 350cc production motorcycle by the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Motorcycle Corporation. The Avenger was a or Universal Japanese motorcycle in the U.S. and abroad from through 1971.


was the last of the big four Japanese to start making motorcyles. In it bought a share in the Meguro company that since the had made 4 … singles up to and later twins up to 650cc for the and south-east Asian markets. 1963 Kawasaki took control of Meguro, and the Meguro K 500cc four-… parallel was re-badged as a Kawasaki.

The Kawasaki W1 four-… twin was developed the Meguro K series, which had developed from a BSA A7 under It did not sell as well as hoped some of its competitors were lighter and had better steering.

Kawasaki developed the lighter A1 Samurai in 1966. It was quickly by the larger bore model, the A7 which is nearly a twin of the sharing all of the Samurai components from pistons, piston different mufflers with cones, it also featured a developed oiling system Injectolube oil was not only injected in the petrol as on the 250 but oil was also fed to the main


The A7SS Avenger has a dual exhaust mounted on the side and just below the Other than exhaust there were no other between the standard A7 and A7SS.

An engine

The engine was very for its time, only to be seen on bikes: 2-cylinder, two …, air oil injected, dual rotary While other manufactures had the advantages of rotary disc induction on small single machines, only Kawasaki and produced twin cylinder Rotary disc valve ensures that the all the fuel is used and not partly lost (as in a ported engine).

As a result it produces more more torque at low revs and response throughout the rev range. The ignition air supply began in an air canister below the seat and was through a large plenum just above the transmission and behind the cylinder head, down into the internal leading to the carburetor housing the carburetors.

The A7 Avenger had two Mikuni located on the engine’s left and sides and in line with the The carburetors were enclosed and from the elements by carburetor fixed to the crankcase. Inboard of carburetor, and supporting each was the disc cover. The rotary valve was housed inboard of cover.

In 1969 the ignition system was with a capacitor discharge including thyristor-based switching then increased the voltage to 25,000 and 30,000 volts the unburned fuel mixture the cylinders.

This combination of (338cc), CDI system, and rotary produced 42 hp (30.7 @ 8000 RPM. gave the a power-to-weight ratio of 1 horsepower per 8.5 of weight, a 0-60 mph of 5.2 seconds, the Avenger as fast or faster production competitors in its class. At the the A7 had the most powerful engine per cc of any bike. Until the 500 triple the A7 was the most powerful bike up to add to this its low weight, only more than the 250, why the A7 was so fast.

Almost a 500

During the development of the H1 Mach III, engineers using the Avenger’s twin engine bored out to create the new two-… power plant as for in the N100 Plan.


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The A7 was available with either a red or candy blue with parts and black frame. The tank was colored with side panels which rubber knee grips and flag emblem. Front was stainless steel, rear was chromed, upper rear fork assembly, chain and parts of the fork assembly chrome plated. Upper headlight and speedometer combination as as upper rear shock and oil reservoir covers were

Mufflers were seamless.

The A7 and A7SS integrated headlight unit were separated two independent units. The colors but the fuel tank was completely with the tank sides and KAWASAKI stretching along the The SS versions had cross braced bars and skid plate.

Designation becomes A7A and A7ASS . The color scheme was a pearl red and white. The fuel tank was red white sides enhancing the rectangular style shared by the H1 Mach III. Side were white.

1971: becomes A7B and A7BSS . All Kawasaki had the angular fuel tanks and color decal replacing the side tank coloring. model was available in a pastel or pastel white finish and gold/yellow decal.


Honda Dream 36 hp. 0-60 in 6 seconds.

T350 Rebel. 39 hp. N/A.

Yamaha (unknown)

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