KAWASAKI 500 KH - 1976

The KH is the ultimate evolution of the famous H1. It loses 7 HP with regard of the H1 and so, became a shadow of it's former self. At the same time the 250 and 400 will also became KH and they will sound the death knell for the big 2-stroke engines in the Kawasaki range. The 750 H2 has been stopped producing a year before.


 Engine type : 2-stroke, in line 3-cylinder, piston reed valve, air-cooled
 Capacity :  498 cm3
 Bore x Stroke :  60 x 58.8 mm
 Max power/rpm :  52 HP at 7000 rpm
 Max torque :  5.4 m.kg at 6500 rpm
 Compression ratio :  6.8 : 1
 Fuel system :  3 Mikuni carburettors - Type : VM 28 SC
 Ignition :  CDI - 12 V
 Gear box :  5 speed
 Tyres :  Front : 3.25 X 19" Rear : 4.00 X 18"
 Weight (empty) :  194 kg
 Max speed :  180 km/h