Kawasaki 500 Mach III H1
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H1 1969
H1 1970
H1A
H1B
H1D
H1E
H1F
KH 500
performance
Top speed
119.14
115.00
124.80
117.00
108.00
110.70
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1/4 mile, seconds, mph
13.20 @ 100.22
12.95 @ 102.00
13.22 @ 98.03
13.58 @ 96.73
13.48 @ 98.46
13.08 @ 95.66
13.26 @ 97.80
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0-30 mph
2.3 sec.
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2.0 sec.
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0-60 mph
4.0 sec.
4.3 sec.
4.4 sec.
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Braking from 30 mph
34 ft.
30 ft.
35 ft. 6 in.
26 ft. 4 in.
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34 ft. 7 in.
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Braking from 60 mph
143 ft. 6 in.
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138 ft. 7 in.
107 ft. 3 in.
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153 ft. 6 in.
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Average fuel mileage
36.40 mpg
32.00 mpg
32.00 mpg
29.00 mpg
23.00 mpg
46.00 mpg
30.40 mpg
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Price USD
$999.00
$995.00
$1025.00
$1127.00
$1195.00
$1349.00
$1519.00
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engine
Type
two-stroke
Layout
transverse triple
Valve actuation
piston port
Valve arrangement
n/a
Valve adjustment
n/a
Cooling
air
Bore x stroke
60 x 58 mm
Displacement
498 cc
Compression ratio
7.0:1
6.8:1
Claimed BHP
60 @ 8000 rpm
59 @ 8000 rpm
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Claimed torque, ft/lbs
42.3 @ 7000 rpm
41.2 @ 7000 rpm
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Carburation
3x28 mm Mikuni VMSC
Ignition system
capacitive discharge
Lubrication system
oil injection
Oil capacity, US pint
5.0
Fuel capacity, US gal.
4.0
4.2
Starting system
kick
Electrical system
12V AC generator
Lighting system
25W/35W headlight
Battery
12V-9AH
Air filtration
washable fiber
drive train
Primary drive
gear
Clutch
wet, multi-plate
Transmission
5 speed
Final drive
#530 chain
1st gear
15.95:1
12.08:1
15.91:1
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2nd gear
10.15:1
7.69:1
10.12:1
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3rd gear
7.90:1
5.98:1
7.88:1
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4th gear
6.66:1
5.05:1
6.65:1
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5th gear
5.84:1
4.45:1
5.86:1
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running gear
Frame
tube, double cradle
Forks
telescopic
Rake/trail
29º/4.3 in.
27º/4.3 in.
Rear shocks
3 pos. adjustable
Front brakes
drum, 7.9 x 1.4 in.
disc, 11.6 x 1.5 in.
Rear brakes
drum, 7.1 x 1.4 in.
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Front tyre
3.25 x 19 in.
Rear tyre
4.00 x 18 in.
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dimensions
Wheelbase
56.3 in.
56 in.
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Overall length
82.5 in.
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Handlebar width
31 in.
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Seat height
31.5 in.
32.5 in.
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Ground clearance
6.1 in.
6.0 in.
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Weight
410 lbs. (dry)
418 lbs. (1/2 tank)
453 lbs. (wet)
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