Will look perfect framed and hung up in the office! Don't you think?! In 1969, Kawasaki went through a reorganization, which, among other things, yielded a motorcycle built around a 500cc, 60-hp three-cylinder two-stroke. In less than a decade, Kawasaki had created a bike which boasted a 650-percent increase in power over their early efforts.
This groundbreaking machine was the Kawasaki Mach III H1, and for a time, it was the most powerful production motorcycle in the world.
It soon came to be known as The Widowmaker, and not just because of its output: It was cheap, too, listing at just $999—about $6,500 in 2015 dollars. The combination of affordability and surprising horsepower put the Kawasaki Mach III into the fun-because-it’s-inherently-dangerous category. With a well-sorted launch, the Mach II ran the quarter mile in the low-13-second range, with a trap speed just over 100 mph.
Besides the winning combination of big horsepower and low price, the Mach III pulled off something unheard of in high-performance motorcycles: reliability.
Read more: http://autoweek.com/article/motorcycles/1969-70-kawasaki-mach-iii-h1-500 #ixzz4Vw7svCT
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