Kawasaki KE175B

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1975 Kawasaki KE175

The Kawasaki KE175B was a 175cc, 2-stroke, dual-purpose motorcycle manufactured by Kawasaki from model year 1976 through 1978 and succeeded the Kawasaki F7. It should be noted that the KE175 lacked 2 horsepower compared to its predecessor.

The Kawasaki KE175B was the larger brother of the Kawasaki KE125.

Specifications[edit]

PERFORMANCE

  • Maximum Horsepower: 16 HP @7,000 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 1.8 kg-m (13.0 ft-lbs) @5,000 rpm
  • Climbing Ability: 35°
  • Minimum Turning Radius: 2.0 m (78.7 in)
  • Braking Distance: 13 m @50 kph (42.7 ft @31mph)

DIMENSIONS

  • Overall Length: 2,095 mm (82.5 in) / E&A 2,170 mm (85.4 in)
  • Overall Width: 855 mm (33.7 in)
  • Overall Height: 1,100 mm (43.3 in)
  • Wheelbase: 1,370 mm (52.9 in) / E&A 1,380 mm (54.3 in)
  • Ground Clearance: 235 mm (9.3 in)
  • Dry Weight: 105 kg (231 lb) / E&A 106 kg (234 lb)

ENGINE

  • Type: 2-stroke, single cylinder, rotary disc valve
  • Displacement: 174 cc (10.61 cu in)
  • Bore x Stroke: 61.5 x 58.8 (2.42 x 2.31 in)
  • Compression Ratio: 7.0 : 1
  • Ignition System: Electronic CDI
  • Ignition Timing: 22° BTDC @4,000 rpm
  • Starting System: Primary Kick
  • Carburetor: Mikuni VM26SS
  • Spark Plug: NGK B9HS
  • Lubrication System: Superlube (oil injection)
  • Engine Oil: 2-stroke oil

TRANSMISSION

  • Type: 5-speed, constant-mesh, return shift
  • Clutch: Wet, multi disc
  • Primary Reduction Ratio: 3.125 (75/24)
  • Final Reduction Ratio: 3.43 (48/14) / E&A 3.21 (45/14)
  • Overall Drive Ratio: 8.28 (@5th gear) / E&A 7.76 (@5th gear)
  • Gear Ratio:
    • 1st - 2.67 (32/12)
    • 2nd - 1.75 (28/16)
    • 3rd - 1.20 (24/20)
    • 4th - 0.95 (19/20)
    • 5th - 0.77 (17/22)
  • Transmission Oil: SAE 10W30 or 10W40
    • 0.7 l (0.74 US qt)

FRAME

  • Castor: 59°
  • Trail: 135mm (5.3 in)
  • Tire Size:
  • Front - 2.75-21 4PR
  • Rear - 3.50-18 4PR
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 6.7 l (1.8 US gal)
  • Engine Oil Capacity (oil tank): 1.3 l (1.4 US qt)

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

  • Battery: 6V 6AH
  • Headlight: 6V 35/35W
  • Tail/Brake Light: 6V 5.3/25W (3/32 cp) / E&A 6V 5/21W
  • Turn Signal Lights: 6V 17W
  • Meter Lights: 6V 3W
  • Neutral Indicator Light: 6V 3W
  • Turn Signal Indicator Light: 6V 1.7W
  • High Beam Indicator Light: 6V 1.7W
  • Fuse: 15A

E&A: European and Australian Model

Source: 1976 KE175-B2 MOTORCYCLE OWNER'S MANUAL

1976 KE175-B1[edit]

1976 Kawasaki KE175-B1 in Orange
1976 Kawasaki KE175-B1 in Orange


  • 175 cc
  • 2-Stroke, 1 Cylinder
  • Rotary Disc Valve
  • 5-Speed Return Shift
  • Maximum Horsepower:
  • 16 HP @7,000 rpm
  • Spark Plug: NGK B9HS
  • Tire Size
  • Front: 2.75-21 4PR
  • Rear: 3.50-18 4PR
  • Color
    • Fuel Tank: Candy Green, Candy Orange
    • Fenders: Metallic Silver
  • Engine No.: KE175BE000001 -
  • Frame No.: KE175B-000001-
  • Parts Catalog No.: 99997-656 plus 99997-656-5OS, (Europe) 99997-673
  • Owner's Manual No.: 99997-872-00
  • Shop Manual No.: 99997-719-00
  • Remarks: On and off-road model. Successor to the F7. Similar in appearance to KE125. Has CDI ignition system and skid plate.

1977 KE175-B2[edit]

1977 Kawasaki KE175-B2


  • Color
    • Fuel Tank: Prussian Blue, Candy Light Red
    • Fenders: Metallic Silver
  • Engine No.: KE1758E011101-
  • Frame No.: KE1758-01 1 101 -
  • Parts Catalog No.: 99997-656-51S, (West Germany) 99997-656-52S, (Europe) 99997-673-50s
  • Owner's Manual No. : 99932-011-00
  • ShopManualNo.: 99997-719-00
  • Major Changes: Color. Bleed valve added to oil pump. Seat band and tandem footpegs added to US model.

1978 KE175-B3[edit]

1978 Kawasaki KE175-B3
1978 Kawasaki KE175-B3 in Green
1978 Kawasaki KE175-B3 in Green
1978 Kawasaki KE175-B3 in Green
1978 Kawasaki KE175-B3 in Green
1978 Kawasaki KE175-B3 in Green
1978 Kawasaki KE175-B3 in Green
1978 Kawasaki KE175-B3 in Green
1978 Kawasaki KE175-B3 in Green
1978 Kawasaki KE175-B3 in Green
1978 Kawasaki KE175-B3 in Green
1978 Kawasaki KE175-B3 in Green



  • Color
    • Fuel Tank: Candy Calm Blue, Candy Emerald Green
    • Fenders: White
  • Engine No.: KE175BE021001-
  • Frame No.: KE175B-021001-
  • Parts Catalog No.: 99997-656-53S, (West Germany) 99997-656-54S,(Europe) 99997-673-15S
  • Owner's Manual No.: 99920-1007-01
  • Shop Manual No.: 99997-719-00
  • Major Changes: Color and marking.