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For sale – Kawasaki H2 (stock number 533)
Frame Number: H2F - 44384
Engine number: H2E - 44682
Build Date: January 1975
This is a £1 start no reserve auction, there is no buy it now price and the
auction will run to the end, so please bid with confidence.
All our stock is direct from the USA
so this motorcycle will need to be registered in the UK. All duties are paid and we will
provide all necessary import documentation, we hold the US Title so no further
dating certificate will be required. Please see below for the simple step buy
step guide on how this is done.
This is a £1 start no reserve auction, there is no buy it now price and the
auction will run to the end so please bid with confidence.
in 1971 the motorcycling world was just recovering from the 500cc Mach III H1
had unleashed barely 2 years earlier, the press didn’t know what to make of it,
appalling fuel consumption, evil handling but very fast. What Kawasaki knew was that speed sold, so it was
time to turn up the wick and wheel out the big brother, the H2-750 Mach IV.
was an age when excess ruled and the H2 did excess like no bike had ever done
it before and arguably since, it was the ultimate stroker, 74 BHP a top speed
of 126mph and acceleration like no other production machine. This was a bike
that would pull wheelies in the first three gears, often with no incitement
from the rider, the bike that insurance companies refused to insure, the bike
that held a finger up to the world and then left it trailing in a haze of blue
its short lifetime the H2 was progressively detuned in an attempt to tame the
handling, improve the fuel consumption and meet the ever more stringent
emission controls, although in the end making an H2 civilised was never going to
work and production ceased. This is a motorcycle the like of which will never
be seen again.
particular machine is in need of restoration but it is a great starting point as
largely complete, original and running motorcycle. This is also arguably the
most sought after model, the H2C Purple People Eater.
be seen from the photographs the paint work is original, it is tatty and will
need to be refinished, the surface rust is superficial, the tank is however solid
and very clean internally. The side panels are both have surface rust, the
paint is peeling and the surface pitted, the panels are undamaged and solid. The
tail piece is in similar condition, surface rust, the paint requires
refinishing but it is undamaged and solid. In summary all of the paint set is
tatty with surface rust but it is all very useable and would repaint well.
mudguard is dented in the top, the chrome is in good condition and the mudguard
is very solid. Both wheels are the
original Takasago items; the front wheel is date coded 4D, it is generally
clean although there are some marks in the chrome; the rear wheel is coded 4K with
some light rust on the rear rim.
seat cover is an original item, it does have a split on the rear edge where the
cover folds under the base, there is also a small split on the rear of the left
bike is fitted with the original exhaust system, it does have some damage and
marks but it is in solid and useable condition. Please review the pictures. The
top right hand pipe has a dent and scrape on the underside from some enthusiastic
cornering, the bottom right hand pipe has a couple of small dents at the rear,
the left hand pipe is in good order. All of the pipes have marks and some areas
of light surface rust on the chrome but all are solid.
engine starts and runs well, the bike is running on its tank and oil system. Although
as with any restoration bike we would recommend that bike was given a complete
service at the very minimum critical components checked. When the engine is running
there are no untoward mechanical noises or signs of any mechanical issues. The fins
on the barrels have been cut for some reason that we do not understand.
have not test ridden the bike as the clutch is not working there is no
resistance at all so there is clearly an issue with the operating arm or mechanism,
this will require investigation and resolution. We have performed a static
check and the gears all select well.
chassis and cycle parts will need cosmetic and in some cases mechanical
attention. The frame paint is original; it does have some surface rust and
would benefit from refinishing. The headstock, swinging arm and wheel bearings
show no sign of excessive play but again given the length of time that the bike
has been stored, all of these safety critical items will need inspection and we
strongly recommend replacement.
front and rear brakes need attention; the front brake works but binds on, the
rear brake is not working and this will need further investigation. The forks stanchions
are rusty and will need rechroming or, as it is now often cheaper, replacement.
The rear shocks have light rust on the springs but are useable on a bike which
is to be ridden and enjoyed.
bike retains its original air box.
electrical systems are all functional, the headlight high / dip beam and tail /
brake lights are all working. The indicators are working as is the horn. The
switchgear has no damage or missing parts but I believe that these are from an
earlier model H2 although why this would be I am not sure. The instruments are
Kawasaki’s H2 is among the most sought after and collectable
of all Japanese classic bikes and in particular the H2-C, with the best now commanding
prices in excess of £15,000. Please make no mistake this motorcycle will
require full restoration, but the opportunity to obtain such a great project
machine does not arise often these days and, as with all of Kawasaki's legendary triples, these bikes are just becoming rarer
and the prices continuing to rise. The parts supply is now good with many parts
now being re-made and available from specialist suppliers.
look at the photographs carefully as these form an integral part of this
motorcycles description. A larger version of these pictures can be seen on our
title for this bike so no further dating certificate will be required. All
duties have been paid and it is registered on the NOVA database, all paperwork
will be supplied and the registration process is very straightforward.
spend a good deal of time working with the DVLA and HMRC to ensure that are
bikes and the supplied paperwork are compliant with all current legislation in
order that our customers do not have any difficulties in obtaining age related
registrations, we have not had a problem with this in over 500 motorcycles we
Please to not bid on any motorcycle we have for sale if you are not
prepared to spend time maintaining and repairing a motorcycle. All of the
machines we sell are at least 30 years old and as such can be prone to failure
or breakdown. If you cannot or are not prepared to spin the occasional spanner we
would not recommend purchase of this motorcycle.
If you want to view the
bike: Call Tony on
07745 650984. We are happy to meet up 7 days a week when possible. We also open
most Saturdays from 10am to 4pm, stock levels change but we can have up to 60
classic bikes in stock at any one time so feel free to drop in for a look
round. Our address can found at
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If you win: Please contact us within 48 hours of
the end of the auction. Call Tony on 07745 650984 or email via eBay. Bikes can be
stored for a period should you not be able to collect immediately by agreement.
Payment: We accept payment by bank transfer,
cheque or cash on collection, if payment is made by cheque the funds will need
to clear before the bike can be released.
Need it delivered: We recommend Peter and Chas they are
often in the area picking up from us and delivering across the UK and Europe.
They are professional, reliable and will treat your motorcycle like their own.
If you have your own shipper we are more than happy to work with them.
a price: Call/email
Peter or Chas direct.
UK: Call Peter on 07831 559538
Europe: Call Chas on 01233 633623
link for Peter and Chas: http://www.classicmotorcyclesearch.co.uk/our-friends/
If you win the auction: Call your
shipper, give them Tony’s number (07745 650984) and leave the rest to us, we
like to make the whole process nice and easy.
International Buyers: We are more than happy to deal with
International buyers. Please contact Chas direct if you need shipping prices.
How to register your
1. MOT the motorcycle on the chassis
2. Insure the motorcycle on the
3. We at the Motorcycle Emporium will
provide the following forms:
· An invoice.
· All customs and excise
paper work as evidence that import duties have been paid.
· A V55/5 – Application for
a First License for A Used Motor Vehicle Form
The original title where
that is available, if the original title is not available a letter from the
importer will be required, we will supply contact details and forms needed. If
the manufacturer no longer exists, as in the case of classic British machines,
then the DVLA will accept dating certificates from a certified list of
4. Take all the paper work to your
local DVLA office and you will then receive a certificate allowing you to
purchase a number plate, the Tax disc will follow 2 to 3 days later. Please
note, as from October 2013 all paperwork will need to be sent directly to the DVLA.
5. A normal V5C Registration
Certificate will follow by post within the next 28 days.
Finally don’t forget that
you will need to advise your insurance company of the newly issued registration
Need help after buying,
just give us a call on 07745 650984.