1973 Kawasaki 500 Mach III H1D
1974 Suzuki GT380L Sebring in Aztec Gold
model summary
1973 marked a major revamp for the Mach III. Along with its sister triples the 500 was given a new shaped tank and duck tail. The paint scheme was altered radically to another iconic Kawasaki style with the now famous rounded panels extending along each side of the tank.
bodywork
1 New tank shape
2 Ducktail added
3 New instrument cluster
4 Differently shaped tank decals
5 Colours: Candy Lime
engine
1 New design engine mounts
2 CDI ignition re-introduced
3 Exhausts revised again to lower noise levels
4 Shims added to gear change mechanism to reduce slop
running gear
1 Steering angle increased by 1ยบ to steady steering
2 Swingarm lengthened by 0.5 inch
3 Different rear brake