The Widow-maker!

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The Widow-maker!

Post  650zed on Fri 13 Jun - 10:57

She was probably what made Kawasaki famous: the 750 H2 Mach IV, a true killer bike with a very impressive power/weight ratio of 1 HP for 2,59 kg.

A wonderful two-stroke triplet, superbike of her time, able to reach 205 kmh in 1972 and making 400 meters in 12 seconds...
Making it nearly impossible to give gas without (involuntarily) lifting the front wheel, this very powerful and bad-tempered machine was not called the "widow-maker" for nothing .

Here is a gallery of the great Kawasaki 750 H2 Mach IV: And honestly, when I see this, I get sentimental...






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Re: The Widow-maker!

Post  650zed on Fri 13 Jun - 11:08

And to follow this Mach IV gallery:
A videoclip of a Kawasaki 750 H2 Mach IV used as a dragbike, mostly original from 1973, showing what she’s still able to do in 2007:
Kawasaki 750 H2 Mach IV

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Re: The Widow-maker!

Post  tjeeke on Sun 15 Jun - 15:02

Indeed a great bike.
But were are those pics taken?
Any one?
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Post  650zed on Sun 15 Jun - 17:11

tjeeke wrote:Indeed a great bike. But were are those pics taken?
Any one?

Most of them from this site:
http://www.machiv.fr/machine.htm

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Re: The Widow-maker!

Post  pitte on Sat 19 Jul - 22:12

i had a kh400 lovely bike

i have a weak spot for 2 strokes Embarassed Twisted Evil

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Re: The Widow-maker!

Post  650zed on Sun 20 Jul - 13:11

pitte wrote:i had a kh400 lovely bike

i have a weak spot for 2 strokes Embarassed Twisted Evil

Me too, killer machines!!
But the thing is that I must admit that it's not a good kind of bikes for every day use, because of the two stroke gas + the load substitute, and of course the very heavy consommation...

By the way: greetings to all from the (radioactive) South of France!!!!

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