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Kawasaki A1
Also called Samurai
Engine 247cc two-stroke twin cylinder
Bore / Stroke 53mm x 56mm
Compression ratio 7.0:1
Top speed 91 mph [1]
Competition Honda CB72
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The Kawasaki A1 Samurai was a 250cc street motorcycle manufactured by Kawasaki from 1967 through 1971. It was a twin cylinder, rotary disc valve bike and shared the same frame with the Kawasaki A7 Avenger.

The Kawasaki A1 currently can participate in AHRMA sponsored events in the Classic 250 which are 1967 and earlier and approved-design machines up to 250cc. [2] Kawasaki manufactured a road racing version of this bike known as the Kawasaki A1R.

Contents

1967-1968 A1 Samurai

1967 Kawasaki A1 Samurai


  • 250cc
  • 2-Stroke, 2 Cylinder
  • Rotary Disc Valve
  • 5-Speed, Return Shift
  • Maximum Horsepower:
  • 31 HP @8,000 rpm
  • Spark Plug: NGK B8HS,
  • B9HS (CDI model)
  • Tire Size
  • Front: 3.00-18 4PR
  • Rear: 3.25-18 4PR
  • Color
  • Fuel Tank: Candy Red, Candy Blue
  • Front Fender: Same as fuel tank
  • Engine No.: AlE00001-
  • Frame No.: A1-00001-
  • Parts Catalog No. : 99995- 100
  • Shop Manual No.: 99997-540
  • Remarks: Twin rotary valve engine mounted on the same frame as the 350 cc A7. Has twin leading shoe front brake.


1969 A1

1969 Kawasaki A1
1969 Kawasaki A1 in Red
1969 Kawasaki A1 in Red


  • Color
  • Fuel Tank: Candy Red, Candy Blue
  • Front Fender: Stainless steel
  • Engine No.: AlE00000
  • Frame No.: A1-00000
  • Pans Catalog No. : 99995-100
  • 250cc
  • 2-Stroke, 2 Cylinder
  • Rotary Disc Valve
  • 5-Speed, Return Shift
  • Maximum Horsepower:
  • 31 HP @8,000 rpm
  • Spark Plug: NGK B8HS,
  • B9HS (CDI model)
  • Tire Size
  • Front: 3.00-1 8 4PR
  • Rear: 3.25-1 8 4PR
  • Shop Manual No.: 99997-540
  • Major Changes: Marking, fuel tank, sear, and rear shocks. CDI ignition system adopted on US model. Color of the front fork covers, headlight housing, etc. Instruments separated from the headlight.

1970 A1A

1970 Kawasaki A1A


  • Color
  • Fuel Tank: Pearl Candy Red
  • Front Fender: Stainless steel
  • Engine No.: A1E15311 -
  • Frame No.: A1-13519-
  • Parts Catalogue No.: 99995-170S
  • Shop Manual No.: 99997-540
  • Major Changes: Color, marking, fuel tank, seat,and rear fender.


1971 A1B

1971 Kawasaki A1B


  • Color
  • Fuel Tank: Pearl Ivory
  • Front Fender : Stainless steel
  • Engine No.: A1E21044-
  • Frame No. : A1-17477-
  • Parts Catalogue No.: 99985-171s
  • Owner's Manual No.: 99995-300
  • Shop Manual No.: 99997-540
  • Major Changes: Color and marking.


1967-1968 A1SS

1967 Kawasaki A1SS



  • 250cc
  • 2 Stroke, 2 Cylinder
  • Rotary Disc Valve
  • 5-Speed, Return Shift
  • Maximum Horsepower:
  • 31 HP @8,000 rpm
  • Spark Plug: NGK B8HS,
  • B9HS (CDl model)
  • Tire Size
  • Front: 3.00-18 4PR
  • Rear: 3.25-18 4PR
  • Color
  • Fuel Tank: Candy Red, Candy Blue
  • Front Fender: Stainless steel
  • Engine No.: AlE00001-
  • Frame No.: A1-00001-
  • Parts Catal~gueN o. : 99995-10 0
  • Shop Manual No.: 99997-540
  • Remarks: Street scrambler version of the A1 . Has crossover upswept dual exhausts, braced handlebars, and skid plate.

1969 A1SS

1969 Kawasaki A1SS



  • Color
  • Fuel Tank: Candy Red, Candy Blue
  • Front Fender: Stainless steel
  • Engine No.: A1E00000
  • Frame No. : A1-00000
  • Parts Catalog No. : 99995-100
  • Shop Manual No.: 99997-540
  • Major Changes: Marking. CDI ignition system adopted. Color of the front fork covers, headlight housing, etc. Instruments separated from the headlight.

1970 A1SSA

1970 Kawasaki A1SSA


  • Color
    • Fuel Tank: Pastel Yellow, Pastel White
    • Front: Fender: Stainless steel
  • Engine No.: AlE15561-
  • Frame No.: Al-68053-
  • Parts Catalogue No.: 99995-170s
  • Shop Manual No.: 99997-540
  • Major Changes: Color, marking, fuel tank, seat, and rear fender.

1971 A1SSB

1971 Kawasaki A1SSB


  • Color
  • Fuel Tank: Pearl Ivory
  • Front Fender: Stainless steel
  • Engine No.: A 1 E21067-
  • Frame No.: A1-69822-
  • Parts Catalogue No. : 99995-171S
  • Owner's Manual No.: 99995-300
  • Shop Manual No.: 99997-540
  • Major Changes: Color and marking.

References

  1. Cycle June 1967
  2. AHRMA rules book


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