1976 Kawasaki KH500

SOLD FOR: $7,600

Out of stock

Sold on September 9, 2021


Additional photos of this Kawasaki KH500 are available here for your perusal.

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).

Cosmetic Blemishes:

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.

Have any H1 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

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Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
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Southern California
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