Kawasaki A1 Samurai: history, specs, pictures

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Kawasaki A1 Samurai
Production 1967 - 1971
Class Road
twin, two-stroke
Bore / Stroke 53.0mm x 56.0mm
Top Speed 99 mph (160 km/h)
Horsepower 30.31 HP (22.6 KW) @ 8000RPM
Fuel System carburetor
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed
Final Drive: chain
Suspension Front: telescopic
Rear: swingarm
Brakes Front: expanding brake
Rear: expanding brake
Front Tire 3.00-18
Rear Tire 3.25-18
Weight 319.67 pounds (145.0 Kg) (dry), 154.0 kg (wet)
Recommended Oil K-tech 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 3.57 Gallon (13.50 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual

The Kawasaki A1 Samurai was a twin, two-stroke Road motorcycle produced by Kawasaki between 1967 and 1971. It could reach a top speed of 99 mph (160 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 30.31 HP (22.6 KW) @ 8000 RPM.


The engine was a air cooled twin, two-stroke. A 53.0mm bore x 56.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 247.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a rotary valves.


The bike has a 5-speed transmission.


It came with a 3.00-18 front tire and a 3.25-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake in the front and a expanding brake in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic while the rear was equipped with a swingarm. The A1 Samurai was fitted with a 3.57 Gallon (13.50 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 319.67 pounds (145.0 Kg).

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