Kawasaki G3SS: history, specs, pictures

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Kawasaki G3SS
Production 1972
single cylinder, two-stroke
Bore / Stroke 47.0mm x 51.8mm
Top Speed 65 mph (104 km/h)
Horsepower 10.33 HP (7.7 KW) @ 8000RPM
Torque 0.74 ft/lbs (1.0 Nm) @ 7000RPM
Fuel System carburetor. mikuni vm19sc
Ignition points
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet plate 5
Suspension Front: standard froks
Rear: 2 shocks
Brakes Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 2.75-18
Rear Tire 2.75-18
Wheelbase 45.28 inches (1150 mm)
Seat Height 30.31 inches (770 mm)
Weight 182.98 pounds (83.0 Kg) (dry),
Recommended Oil K-tech 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 2.27 Gallon (8.60 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual

The Kawasaki G3SS was a single cylinder, two-stroke standard produced by Kawasaki in 1972. It could reach a top speed of 65 mph (104 km/h). Max torque was 0.74 ft/lbs (1.0 Nm) @ 7000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 10.33 HP (7.7 KW) @ 8000 RPM.


A 47.0mm bore x 51.8mm stroke result in a displacement of just 89.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a rotary valves.


The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet plate 5.


It came with a 2.75-18 front tire and a 2.75-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake) in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a standard froks while the rear was equipped with a 2 shocks. The G3SS was fitted with a 2.27 Gallon (8.60 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 182.98 pounds (83.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 45.28 inches (1150 mm) long.