Looking Back – Kawasaki H2 750

Kawasaki H2 Mach4 750 Kawasakis H2 750 was an inevitable step up from the screaming H1 500 triple. Fifty percentĀ  more motor size, essentially jammed in the same frame, gave birth to the bike some dubbed “The Widow Maker”.

Although the big triple two stroke engine was more user friendly than its 500cc little brother, the distinct lack of brakes, and a propensity to wobble atĀ  high speed or cornering, made riding one of these monsters to the limit an often painful gamble.

A combination of emission problems, and the success of the Z1, put an end to the H2 in 1974, but they retain a group of dedicated fans and owners to this day.

Model Kawasaki H2 Mach IV 750
Capacity 748cc
Engine Type Three Cylinder Two Stroke
Power 72 hp @ 6800 rpm
Torque N/A
Gearbox 5 speed
Weight 210kg Wet
Seat Height Who cares!
Front Brakes Single Disc
Rear Brakes Drum
Power to Weight 2.92 kg per hp
Top Speed @130 mph


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