1974 Kawasaki H2B 750cc Mach IV Triple
- Mint, Very Original, Low Mile, Rare Color scheme
This bike was purchased from a collection in Italy and recently imported to California.
Clean title and California reg already in hand.
Very collectable and an exceptional find. Considered by many to be the best year for the H2.
Overall condition is super clean, very original and in excellent running order. Minor weathering and aging.
Odometer shows just under 16K original kilometers (10,158 miles) and the bike is stock and unmodded.
Well maintained from new and currently in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition.
Partially restored in 2005 keeping the paintwork all original, stored in collection since then.
The motor was redone with new crank, rods and pistons from Wiseco (first overbore).
Has done only 1500 km since rebuild and starts, runs and rides perfectly.
A truly exceptional riding experience. Ferocious acceleration and the best handling of all the Kawi triples.
This bike is a legend. Introduced after the huge success of the 500cc H1 triple, the 750cc H2 was an all new bike designed to improve all aspects of the riding experience.
Immaculate overall and sure to please any H2 enthusiast.
Very fine example valued at the top of the market without reservation … you will not be disappointed.
MODEL HISTORY >>>>
The Kawasaki H2 Mach IV was a 750 cc 3-cylinder two-stroke production motorcycle manufactured by Kawasaki.
The H2 was sold from September 1971 through 1975.
It became known as "The King of the Streets". A standard, factory produced H2 was able to travel a quarter mile from a standing start in 12.0 seconds. It handled better than the Mach III that preceded it. By the standards of its time, its handling was sufficient to make it the production bike to beat on the race track.
More than any other model, it created Kawasaki's reputation for building what motorcycle journalist Alastair Walker called, "scarily fast, good-looking, no holds barred motorcycles", and led to a further decline in the market place of the British motorcycle industry
In 1974 the H2B engine was modified for more civilized performance at the expense of raw power. The race tail was slimmed down from the previous year. An oil-based steering damper and check valve were added. The power was now 71 horsepower at 6,800 rpm. The oil injection system was substantially changed with two separate sets of injection lines, unlike the earlier models with one set of lines. Oil was injected into the carburetors on a separate line with a branch to each carburetor. The oil injection to the bottom end bearings (both main and rod big ends) was retained as a set of three separate lines as before. A longer swingarm improved stability. The final model had a weight of 208 kilograms (459 lb).