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 a starting rate of $750 in the Continental US (prices may increase in rural markets), 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.