Kawasaki KH 250 Review New Motorcycles New Zealand

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Kawasaki KH 250

Kawasaki KH 250 Review

Classics: KH 250

During the 1960s the Japanese experienced a time of tremendous and a corresponding surge in motorcycle And along with other Kawasaki was swept along on wave; a phenomenon that later be called the Inzanagi This led to a proliferation of new models, and Honda released its CB450 Bomber and Suzuki the 500 Titan, needed a performance flagship to

It responded with one of the most performance motorcycles ever the 500cc three-cylinder two-… H1, or III, for 1969. This set on a path of two-… triple that was out of synch with other manufacturers were but led to an impressive line-up of triples the next few years.

Intent on capturing the lucrative US 1972 saw Kawasaki release a of three-cylinder two-strokes alongside the H1. were the smaller 350cc S2 II), 250cc S1 (Mach I), and the H2 (Mach IV). The S2 and S1 were for the ageing A7 and A1 twins and looked scaled down versions of larger brothers except for the of the front drum brake, the H2 was the new fire-breathing superbike.

As an aside all now a storage compartment in the rear of the The baby of the triples, the 250cc S1, the S1A in 1973, the S1B in 1974, and S1C in 1975 evolving into the final the KH250 as shown here in

Apart from colours and the KH250 was ostensibly identical to the S1. The air-cooled triple followed the of the H1 but with a slightly different system. All the triples shared a crankshaft design and five-speed gearbox.

On the S1 a bore and … of x 52.3mm provided 249.5cc, the ratio was 7.3:1 and with Mikuni VM22SC carburettors the S1 a creditable 32hp at 8500rpm. the H1 that had groundbreaking CDI ignition wasn’t totally reliable, the S1 and had traditional battery and coil This featured three of points mounted on the left, of the 110-watt alternator.

Because the S1 was quite difficult to with and was also extremely when the updated KH250 its maximum power was reduced to at 7500rpm. Although the new engine was to live with, the bike’s suffered and the top speed was reduced around 165km/h to 150km/h.

The also included some improvements over the S1. While the front brake was still in 1976 on the KH250-A1, the B1 model of the year offered a 226mm disc brake. Unfortunately the also increased, from to 158kg but the KH250 was still a agile and nimble machine. The was only 1375mm and the little KH on a pair of 18-inch wheels with typical 1970s tyres. These little were just great fun to

Unlike their larger there was never any threat of the overpowering the chassis. But being they were still as a result the oil crisis of 1974 them with extinction, with all two-strokes. Against all the little Kawasaki triples but it was only a matter of time they too disappeared.

Kawasaki KH 250
Kawasaki KH 250

The two-… era never return and now all the Kawasaki have become machines a cult following.

Five things about 250 triples:

Although overshadowed by its brothers, the 250 was the most popular of all the triples

In the UK in particular the S1 and KH250 learner-legal and particularly fashionable as were among the highest 250s available

While the 750 H2 in 1975, the 500 H1 in 1976, and the KH400 in the KH250 outlasted them The final KH250-B5 was produced in

Because the triples were with pressed-up cranks it was to cut an engine apart and add cylinders and Five and seven cylinder and even a V6, were successfully out of 250 triples.

These multi-cylinder offshoots most popular in Europe they were seen as an of a machinist’s skill. The most was a 48-cylinder bike made out of 16

Kawasaki KH 250
Kawasaki KH 250
Kawasaki KH 250
Kawasaki KH 250
Kawasaki KH 250

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