The successor to the iconic H1, the KH500 maintained the madness of a 500cc 2-stroke engine but it got a name change to KH to better match the KZ line-up of four-strokes. The 750cc was killed off for 1976, leaving the KH250, KH400, and KH500.
There were also slight styling modifications to bring it closer to the four-stroke flagship Z1, such as color options of Deep Burgundy or Copper, new grips, locking gas tank cap, and a brighter headlight.
The two-stroke triple was good for a claimed 50 horsepower, enough for a top speed of 113 miles per hour.
Manufactured in June of 1975, this example is VIN: H1F49212, Engine #: KAE 119316.
The odometer shows 10,078 miles.
The seller acquired this KH six years ago from a private party in Santa Clarita, California at a bike show. He only rode it for about 30 miles and parked it, then got into Harley-Davidsons.
The gas cap has a logo from Grayboy Kawasaki in Peoria, Illinois (no longer in business).
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us clean the carbs, install in-line fuel filters, and tighten the right side foot peg.
The sale includes one key.
Inside of the tank:
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Kawasaki is offered on a clean California title with non-op registration.
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Santa Monica, California
Continental US: Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $660 in the Continental US, and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.
spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.