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1969 Kawasaki 500 H1 Mach III

Power: 60 bhp @ 7,500 rpm

Displacement: 499 cc


"When Kawasaki introduced the 500 H1 triple in 1969, it surprised everyone with its performance and price. For burn outs, wheelies, and quarter mile times equal or better than many 750 cc machines, the H1 was "a lot of bang for the buck." At $995 dollars, buyers overlooked the high gas consumption, smokey exhaust and dubious handling, the two-stroke triple had arrived!"

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Taken on April 26, 2008