Kawasaki KH500: history, specs, pictures
|Also called||KH 500|
|Production||1976 - 1977|
499cc in-line three, two-stroke
|Bore / Stroke||60.0mm x 58.8mm|
|Top Speed||113 mph (182 km/h)|
|Horsepower||50.96 HP (38.0 KW) @ 7000RPM|
|Spark Plug||NGK B9HS '76|
|Battery||YUASA 12N9-3B '76|
|Transmission||Gear box: 5-speed
Final Drive: chain
|Final Drive||Chain: 530x106|
|Brakes||Front: single disc
Rear: expanding brake
|Weight||205.0 kg (wet)|
|Recommended Oil||K-tech 10W-40|
|Fuel Capacity||4.23 Gallon (16.00 Liters)|
The Kawasaki KH500 was a 500cc, 2-stroke, street motorcycle manufactured by Kawasaki for the 1976 production year. The KH500 was the successor to the Kawasaki H1 "Mach III". It could reach a top speed of 113 mph (182 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 50.96 HP (38.0 KW) @ 7000 RPM.
Changes between the H1 and KH500 was a lowering in horsepower, changing color and markings, a gear shift pattern change, and grips, water-resistant brake pads, and locking tank cap. A three-fuse system was adopted. Kawasaki also brought a brighter headlight to this bike.
The bike has a 5-speed transmission.
It came with a 3.25-19 front tire and a 4.00-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a expanding brake in the rear. The KH500 was fitted with a 4.23 Gallon (16.00 Liters) fuel tank.
- Maximum Horsepower:
- 52 HP @ 7,000 rpm
- (W) 50 HP @ 7,000 rpm
- Fuel Tank: Deep Burgundy, Copper
- Front Fender: Chrome
- Engine No.: KAE117100-
- Frame No.: H1F-470130-
- Parts Catalogue No.: 99997-625-525, (G) 99997-625-53S, (E) 99997-670
- Owner's Manual No.: 99997-882-00
- Shop Manual No.: 99997-711-00
- The KH was the model code change for the H1.