Kawasaki 750 Mach IV H2

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A ‘King of the Streets’ Kawasaki 750 Mach IV H2 in award winning condition.

MODEL HISTORY
The Kawasaki 750 Mach IV H2 was part of the iconic Kawasaki ‘Triple’ range produced from 1968 to 1980 with motorcycles ranging from 250-750cc, the more powerful 750 H2 model being nicknamed ‘widow makers’ owing to Kawasaki’s penchant for producing large engine bikes but still with skinny tyres, flimsy frames and inadequate brakes!  Renowned as the ultimate full on Triple experience, the incredibly thirsty ‘king of the streets’ 750 Mach IV H2 was eventually discontinued having succumbed to an impending oil crisis and strict incoming safety regulations, factors that would bring an end to a generation of raw and industry changing motorcycles.

EQUIPMENT
Tubular double cradle frame, telescopic front forks, twin rear shocks, chain oiler, friction and hydraulic steering dampers, chrome front mudguard, chrome side repeaters, side reflectors, speedometer, tachometer, capacitor discharge ignition (CDI), turn signal switch, headlight switch, engine stop switch, high beam light, horn, rear footrests, fuel valve, centre stand, side stand, rear grab bar, seat lock, compact toolkit, helmet holder, spark plug holder, neutral indicator, rear brake lining wear indicator.

EXTERIOR
Finished in Candy Purple, one of only two colour options available for the 750 Mach IV H2 model, this matching numbers US example has gained award winning status with its long term club owners, having entered into the UK in 1993.  Correct US specification features include no rear mudguard, no seat strap and circular side reflectors.  The pristine and correct Candy Purple paintwork catches the sunlight in an amazing almost psychedelic manner and is delightfully 70’s!  Beautifully detailed in every respect but not to the detriment of originality, all components are in remarkable order and the chassis and engine numbers clearly visible for inspection.  Likewise, the almost ornate asymmetrically arranged three branch exhaust system displays clear part number stampings.  Lifting the seat reveals further delights such as the original spark plug holder and complete toolkit in the plastic pouch.  All manufacturer stickers and notices are clearly intact and a reproduction owner’s manual sits in the holder with the genuine original item safety preserved in the history file.  The factory fitted seat, grips and rubbers can all be described as excellent.  A truly exceptional example of the Kawasaki’s that took the 1970’s biking world by storm.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The three cylinder two-stroke air-cooled engine has a 748cc displacement and produces 71bhp at 6800rpm.  A standing start ¼ mile of 12 seconds was quoted along with a claimed top speed of 126mph.  Features such as the capacitor discharge ignition (CDI) remain exactly as the manufacturer intended.  The 5-speed ‘all up’ constant mesh transmission with wet multiplate clutch operates perfectly.  It is crucial to emphasise that this collector’s example is not just a show piece but has been maintained and importantly used as intended in dry conditions.  A guaranteed smile on the riders face experiencing the ‘Triple Tingle’ amid an intoxicating soundtrack and cloud of blue smoke in their midst!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This exceptional example retains its beautiful original chrome wire wheels to uphold the classic look.  In outstanding condition, the wheels are shod in premium quality Metzeler tyres of size 3.25-19 54H and 4.00-18 64H (front and rear) with masses of tread remaining.  The braking system has the very expensive twin 295mm front disc option incorporating a 5/8 master cylinder and different banjo to feed the brake fluid to both discs.  The 203mm rear drum has the working wear indicator.

HISTORY FILE
This final model 750 Mach IV H2 example was manufactured in 1975 and supplied to the US market.  Imported to the UK in 1993, the bike has had just four UK keepers, the previous being Mr Ian Richards who has cherished it since 1999 having previously owned three ‘widow makers’ in his younger years.  An avid and well known club member, regular outings and two club rallies’ per annum have ensured this bike has been enjoyed as intended.  The award winning credentials include ‘Best in Show’ at the Kawasaki Northern (National) Rally 1999 presented by ‘Triples’ Guru Rick Brett, and the 2000 VJMC ‘Most Outstanding H2’ presented by legendary former Kawasaki Work’s racer Mick Grant.
Ian Richards, the hugely knowledgeable and devoted long term owner of 18 years has preserved this incredible bike to the highest level, even down to the fitting of an almost indistinguishable Z750 kick start in order to retain the slightly thinner cast H2 original, which were prone to snapping under repeated use.  He has even the foresight and awareness to remove the bottom exhaust bolt, largely the cause of increased tension and resulting in the original pipes cracking.  Completing the history file is the original Owner’s Manual and Owner’s Warranty Handbook as well as two production Kawasaki H1 and H2 sales brochures.  This 750 Mach IV H2 is an absolute must for the avid collector where inspection and trial will not disappoint.  A rare unmissable opportunity indeed!

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Kawasaki KH400-A4 Triple

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An unrepeatable Kawasaki KH400-A4 Triple with only 348 miles from new.

MODEL HISTORY
The Kawasaki KH400-A4 was part of the iconic Kawasaki ‘Triple’ range produced from 1968 to 1980 with motorcycles ranging from 250-750cc, the latter more powerful models being nicknamed ‘widow makers’ owing to Kawasaki’s penchant for producing large engine bikes but still with skinny tyres, flimsy frames and inadequate brakes!  Renowned as the ultimate all-rounder for performance and handling, the KH400-A4 was a rare and expensive machine and upholds the thrill of the famous Triple.

EQUIPMENT
Tubular double cradle frame, telescopic fork/swingarm, twin rear shocks, chrome mudguards front and rear, chrome side repeaters, speedometer, tachometer, capacitor discharge ignition (CDI), turn signal switch, headlight switch, dimmer switch, engine stop switch, oil light, high beam light, neutral indicator, horn, rear footrests, fuel valve, lockable fuel cap, centre stand, side stand, rear grab bar, steering lock, seat lock, twin helmet holder.

EXTERIOR
Finished in Candy Emerald Green, one of only two colour options available for the KH400-A4 model, this matching numbers example is unrivalled in originality due to the incredibly low 348 miles covered. The pristine factory original paintwork gleams and the tubular frame and telescopic folks unmarked.  The frame and engine numbers clearly visible for inspection and maintain the factory finish.  Likewise, the almost ornate asymmetrically arranged three branch exhaust system displays clear part number stampings and are absolutely correct.  Lifting the seat reveals further delights such as the original and complete toolkit in the plastic pouch, all manufacturer stickers and notices clearly intact and an unused set of three spark plugs still in their packaging!  The seat, grips and rubbers can all be described as excellent.  A truly exceptional example of the Kawasaki’s that took the 1970’s biking world by storm and suitable for the most demanding of collectors.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The three cylinder two-stroke air-cooled engine has a 400cc displacement and produces 38bhp with a claimed top speed of 101mph.  Features such as the capacitor discharge ignition (CDI) and Superlube oil injection remain exactly as the manufacturer intended.  A 5-speed transmission incorporating primary drive by straight cut gear and wet multiplate clutch were all features of this model.  On the purchase of this machine in 2010 by the current owner the bike had a documented PDI, service, MOT and road test and has since formed part of a private static display and will require recommissioning before use.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This KH400-A4 retains its beautiful original chrome wire wheels with Takasago stampings clearly visible.  In exceptional condition, the wheels are shod in premium quality Dunlop K82 tyres of size 3.25-18 and 3.50-18 (front and rear) with new tread and no cracking whatsoever.  The braking system incorporates a brake fluid reservoir and single 250mm front disc and 180mm rear drum.

HISTORY FILE
A fascinating history awaits the new owner of this motorcycle.  Delivered new in 1978 to Rhor & Son, Motorcycle Dealers in Belgium the bike was not sold due to a factory ignition fault.  Remaining unused and in storage it was sold by Rhor and Son in May 2003 to a Mr D Ferriday of Solihull with a delivery mileage of just 3 miles.  It had an MOT and was UK registered at this time.  In July 2003 the bike was purchased by Classic Bikes Ltd in Market Drayton with 332 miles and was sold by them to a good client, Ally McKever, who at the time had a collection of over 60 Japanese machines.  Ally was the sponsor of the Scottish Classic Bike Show and the bike was displayed at various shows and events.  The display sheet is included from this time. Sold back to Classic Bikes Ltd in early 2010 with 347 miles the bike was duly snapped up by the current owner and bike collector, Mr Chris Harvey.  The sales invoice reveals the price paid and that a PDI, service, MOT and road test was carried out prior to the sale for Mr Harvey.  The bike has since remained in a static Kawasaki Triple display alongside other motoring greats and now has only 348 miles recorded.  This KH400-A4 is an absolute must for the avid collector where inspection will not disappoint.  A rare unmissable opportunity indeed and a certificate of proof from The Classic Kawasaki Club is included in the history file.

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Kawasaki KX250-A4

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One of 1717, a legendary 1978 Works Kawasaki KX250-A4 in perfect condition.

MODEL HISTORY
In 1974, Kawasaki would make its most serious off-road commitment to date with the release of an all-new line of motorcycles designed solely for motocross racing – the KX. The first bikes from Kawasaki designed from the ground up to be serious Motocross racers rather than just modified street bikes, the new KX was crafted from the beginning to do one thing, win Motocross races. Having initially failed to gain traction either in the marketplace or the top of the 250 Motocross charts, all that changed in 1978 with the introduction of the first official ‘works replica’, the ultra-trick and lightweight KX250-A4. Available in extremely limited numbers (1,717 in total), the KX250 A-4 was more about Kawasaki’s renewed commitment to racing than selling big numbers. In comparison, 250cc Motocross bikes from Honda and Suzuki sold in far higher numbers, well in excess of 10,000.

EQUIPMENT
Chrome moly-steel chassis, feather-light aluminium fuel tank, gold-anodized swingarm and D.I.D wheel rims, magnesium hubs and brake backing plates, long-travel suspension, Works Performance rear shocks, Racetech front springs, Mikuni Kogyo VM38SS carburettor, Boyesen reed valve induction, engine stop switch, fuel shut off, waffle style grips, kick starter, competition number mountings.

EXTERIOR
Finished in the famous Kawasaki Racing Green, the appearance of this successful and iconic motorcycle is outstanding. This highly collectable KX250-A4 variant, chassis number KX250A-000442 as clearly displayed on the stock stamping is confirmed as a 1978 model, complete with the rare aluminium fuel tank prior to the switch to plastic in 1979. The factory finish gold-anodized swingarm with light markings matches the perfect wheel rims and the chrome moly-steel chassis is excellent. All trims pieces, competition number mountings and rubbers are in perfect order and the seat is unworn. Lightness was the focus of this iconic limited production works replica and the absence of mass is evident throughout including the axels, swingarms pivot bolt, steering stem and foot peg pins, all of which are hollow. Wonderful!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The robust piston-port air-cooled 2-stroke engine has a 249cc displacement with a Mikuni Kogyo 38mm carburettor and 6-petal Boyesen reed valve induction. The factory fitted engine is stamped with number KX250AE000449, verified as within the correct number range for this year and model. Minimal and accepted upgrades include a ProCircuit alloy silencer to the correct factory exhaust and twin air filter. Maximum power of 40hp combined with the featherlight dry weight of just 206lbs, this bike was designed purely for the professional racer whereby incompetent riders failing to appreciate the physics of weight shifting could soon find themselves facing the sky! It has a 5-speed gearbox with wet plate clutch, and this bike starts, runs and performs brilliantly through all gears.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This KX250-A4 rides on the correct gold-anodized wheel rims which have an incredible perfect finish and the part number, rim size and D.I.D Japan stampings clearly defined. Brand new unused Kenda 80/100 21 and Vee-Rubber 110/100 18 are fitted front and rear respectively. The huge knobbly tyres, not intended public roads, serve as a reminder of this bikes competition bloodline. Front and rear drum brakes with lightweight magnesium hubs as factory built are still fitted.

HISTORY FILE
This example, rare even when made was one of just 1,717 machines build, with the chassis number KX250A-000442, making this bike number 442. Reputedly yet unconfirmed officially, Kawasaki dealers were unable to meet demand with supply and not all dealers were able to get one. Those who could are rumoured to have demanded a racing ‘resume’ from potential buyers, as these were not sold to any ‘normal punter’. Having avoided the Enduro hardship that befell most of the 1,717, this bike was purchased in 1995 by Canadian, Major Mark Kielty, who has owned it for an incredible 23 years! The Province of Ontario Off Road Vehicle Permit is in Major Kielty’s name. A competitor in the late 1970’s US 250cc National Championship, Major Kielty was also a personal friend of the Kawasaki Race Team Manager and confesses to some excellent race finishes, but never quite managed to gain team sponsorship! After a light restoration in 1996, he embarked on a painstaking restoration in 2016, with every nut, bolt and clip meticulously replaced, re-plated or refurbished. An original KX250-A4 workshop manual in the history file aided his strict remit to ensure the bike performs as good as it looks.

KGF Classic Cars are delighted to offer this machine to our ever-diverse portfolio of modern classic cars and motorcycles, ready for the next owner/collector to enjoy.

Kawasaki AR50-A1

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An early production UK Kawasaki AR50-A1 in tremendous condition.

EQUIPMENT
Quarter faring, speedometer, tachometer, ignition switch incorporating park light, turn signal switch, headlight switch, dimmer switch, neutral indicator, two-stroke oil light, horn, rear footrests, fuel valve, steering lock, helmet holder.

EXTERIOR
Finished in Firecracker Red the appearance of this successful and iconic motorcycle can only be described as stunning.  This collectable AR50-A1 variant is from the models launch year in 1981 and is a very early UK production frame number.  The unique roadrace styling of these early models are distinguished by the different tail and decals.  The black full cradle frame and racetrack proven Uni-Trak rear suspension is pristine and fine detail can be found in helmet lock decal and chain guard decal.  Industry leading Kawasaki AR50/80 AE50/80 UK Specialists, Holmetech of Chorley, are to be given full credit for this tremendous example.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The robust air-cooled 2-stroke engine has a 49cc displacement with an automatic superlube oil injection to help ensure maximum convenience and reliability.  Proven reed-valve induction combined with electronic CD Ignition (CDI) delivers the kind of power that has enthralled a generation of first time young riders.  Being completely standard with the correct factory AR50 exhaust for the UK market, the maximum power is 2,1 kW at 4.500 rpm and maximum torque at 4,5 Nm at 4.000 rpm giving a restricted 35mph top speed.  This is a matching numbers example.  The 5-speed close-ratio gearbox operates correctly with smooth gear changes.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This AR50 is fitted with stylish and distinctive cast-alloy gold wheels with the correct chrome polished edge, both in fabulous condition.  New Cougar 2.75-18 rear and 2.50-18 front tyres are fitted for the period look.  Hydraulic disc front brake and dustproof/waterproof rear drum brake combine to provide confident, controlled braking in all weather conditions.

HISTORY FILE
One of the first AR50-A1 models to be registered in the UK on the 30th March 1981 with a frame number of 000811 this variant is highly collectable.  In the hands of just four former keepers, this example was discovered by Phil Holme, owner of Holmetech Motorcycle Sales & Restorations and respected experts in the Kawasaki AR/AE model.  Fully worked on by him to now represent one of the best currently available.  An unmissable opportunity and rarely offered.

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Kawasaki AR80-A1

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A fully restored racy eighty UK Kawasaki AR80-A1 in amazing condition.

EQUIPMENT
Quarter faring, Uni-Trak rear suspension, speedometer, tachometer, ignition switch incorporating park light, turn signal switch, headlight switch, dimmer switch, neutral indicator, two-stroke oil light, horn, rear footrests, fuel valve, steering lock, helmet holder.

EXTERIOR
Finished in Firecracker Red the appearance of this successful and iconic motorcycle can only be described as stunning.  Identical to AR50-A1 variant this AR80 was the envy of many 16 year olds not legally allowed to ride one!  The unique roadrace styling of these early models are distinguished by the different tail and unique decals.  The black full cradle frame and racetrack proven Uni-Trak rear suspension are pristine and fine detail can be found in such items as the chain guard decal and fully working easy-read instrumentation.  Industry leading Kawasaki AR50/80 AE50/80 UK Specialists, Holmetech of Chorley, restored this original green example to exact customer specification to emulate what he had in 1981.  Fabulous.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The robust air-cooled 2-stroke engine has a 78cc displacement with an automatic superlube oil injection to help ensure maximum convenience and reliability.  Proven reed-valve induction combined with electronic CD Ignition (CDI) delivers the kind of power that has enthralled a generation of first time young riders.  A standard UK bike with the correct factory AR80 exhaust, the maximum horsepower is 10hp at 8,000 rpm and maximum torque is 8.3 Nm at 4,000 rpm.  This is a matching numbers example.  The 6-speed close-ratio gearbox operates correctly with smooth gear changes.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This AR80 is fitted with stylish and distinctive bicolour cast-alloy gold wheels with the correct chrome polished edge, both in fabulous condition.  Branded 2.75-18 rear and 2.50-18 front tyres are fitted.   Hydraulic stainless disc front brake and dustproof/waterproof rear drum brake combine to provide confident, controlled braking in all weather conditions.

HISTORY FILE
An early AR80-A1 model registered in the UK on the 24th June 1981 with a frame number of 002272 this variant is highly collectable.  In the hands of just four former keepers and restored by Phil Holme, owner of Holmetech Motorcycle Sales & Restorations.   Fully worked on by him to represent one of the best currently available and for a discerning collector frustrated with viewing numerous examples prior to this build.  An unmissable opportunity and rarely offered.

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Kawasaki KX80-B2

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‘The junior champions choice’ 1980 Kawasaki KX80-B2 motocross bike.

MODEL HISTORY
Bursting on the motocross scene in 1979 the KX80 was aimed as an entry level machine, slightly bigger than its competitors, it featured a torquey two stroke engine, five speed transmission and a tough motocross ready suspension.  Quick to catch on with the sports young racers, ‘Team Green’ soon started notching up wins in the BSMA’s national championships and went on to became part of Kawasaki’s most successful grass roots amateur motocross program in the sport’s history.  The KX80 was one of Kawasaki’s longest running model lines and was produced over two decades with several variants and models until it was superseded by the KX85 in 2000.

EQUIPMENT
Leading axle front fork, trick box-section swing arm, laydown gas-oil shocks, front competition number plates, AMA-type side covers, durable plastic mud guards, electrofusion cylinder head, 1-gallon fuel tank, Mikuni oval-venturi carburettor, reed valve induction, high level exhaust, CDI ignition, engine cut-out button, fuel valve.

EXTERIOR
Finished in Kawasaki Lime Green, the appearance of this thoroughbred racer is superb.  This KX80-B2, built to win, had many improvements over its predecessor with an extra 30mm of suspension movement, more power, new trick box section swing arm and larger FIM-compliant rear number plates.  The black full cradle frame with the almost unbreakable plastic mudguards are in very good condition along with the correct Kawasaki decaIs on the fuel tank and side covers.  The rear mudguard has a few faint markings and the front item has two very light crease marks to the flexible plastic.  The KX marked seat and unworn grips are in remarkable condition and finishes off what is just an excellent bike. A trip down memory lane is guaranteed!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The robust air-cooled 2-stroke engine has an 82cc displacement along with its proven reed-valve induction and electronic CD Ignition (CDI) to ensure maximum reliability and power.  The exclusive Kawasaki Electrofusion coating process to the lightweight cylinder head allows the dissipation of heat whilst retaining lubrication coupled with big oval-venturi Mikuni carburettor makes this 16hp @11500 rpm machine perform to its best.  It has a 5-speed gearbox with wet plate clutch and this bike starts and runs but has been on display, therefore recommissioning is recommended before use.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory alloy rims incorporating the weight saving conical hubs are in great condition and are wrapped in new Black Rock 90/100-14 rear and 70/100-17 front tyres for maximum grip and dirt churning ability!  Front and rear drum brakes combine to provide confident and controlled braking for the track.

HISTORY FILE
Having earnt its long-due respect in the world of competition Motocross, the KX Series is instantly recognisable and the vibrant Lime Green bikes have become a familiar sight at the top of the Motocross charts.  This 1980 KX80-B2 example, frame number A-017000, features several revisions from the 1979 model year, all remaining standard and exactly as Kawasaki intended.  Having avoided the Junior Enduro hardship that befell many example, this bike has been preserved in amazing order and was in fact displayed in a pub games room for many years and flanked by a matching green 1979 KX80 and its big brother, an ultra-rare KX250-A4!  KGF Classic Cars are delighted to offer this machine to our ever-diverse portfolio of modern classic cars and motorcycles, ready for the next owner/collector to enjoy.  An unmissable opportunity to own a junior class championship winner.

Kawasaki KX80-A1

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A desirable first edition 1979 Kawasaki KX80-A1 motocross bike.

MODEL HISTORY
Bursting on the motocross scene in 1979 the KX80 was aimed as an entry level machine, slightly bigger than its competitors, it featured a torquey two stroke engine, five speed transmission and a tough motocross ready suspension.  Quick to catch on with the sports young racers, ‘Team Green’ soon started notching up wins in the BSMA’s national championships and went on to became part of Kawasaki’s most successful grass roots amateur motocross program in the sport’s history.  The KX80 was one of Kawasaki’s longest running model lines and was produced over two decades with several variants and models until it was superseded by the KX85 in 2000.

EQUIPMENT
Leading axle front fork, trick tubular swing arm, laydown gas-oil shocks, front and side competition number mountings, plastic side covers, durable plastic mud guards, 1-gallon fuel tank, Mikuni Kogyo carburettor, reed valve induction, high level exhaust, CDI ignition, engine cut-out switch, fuel valve, side stand.

EXTERIOR
Finished in Kawasaki Lime Green, the appearance of this thoroughbred racer is superb.  This KX80-A1, was the very first edition of the model and built prior to the revised 1980 KX80 A2/B2, which although very similar in appearance, the 1979 bike retains the earlier Kawasaki tank decals and competition number mountings that were eventually deemed too small for FIM compliance.  The black full cradle frame with the almost unbreakable plastic mudguards are in excellent condition along with the correct Kawasaki decaIs on the side covers.  The KX marked seat and unworn grips are in remarkable condition and completes the package for this excellent, unmolested bike.  Delightful 1970’s Junior Motocross nostalgia!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The robust air-cooled 2-stroke engine has an 82cc displacement along with its proven reed-valve induction and electronic CD Ignition (CDI) to ensure maximum reliability and power.  The exclusive Kawasaki Electrofusion coating process to the lightweight cylinder head allows the dissipation of heat whilst retaining lubrication coupled with big oval-venturi Mikuni carburettor makes this 15hp @11000 rpm machine perform to its best.  It has a 5-speed gearbox with wet plate clutch and this bike starts and runs but has been on display, therefore recommissioning is recommended before use.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory alloy rims incorporating the weight saving conical hubs are in great condition and are wrapped in new Black Rock 90/100-14 rear and 70/100-17 front tyres for maximum grip and dirt churning ability!  Front and rear drum brakes combine to provide confident and controlled braking for the track.

HISTORY FILE
Having earnt its long-due respect in the world of competition Motocross, the KX Series is instantly recognisable and the vibrant Lime Green bikes have become a familiar sight in grass-roots Motocross.  This 1979 KX80-A1 example, frame number A-008703 and the very first edition, remains standard as Kawasaki intended.  Having avoided the Junior Enduro hardship that befell many example, this bike has been preserved in amazing order and was in fact displayed in a pub games room for many years and flanked by a matching green 1980 KX80 and its big brother, an ultra-rare KX250-A4!  KGF Classic Cars are delighted to offer this machine to our ever-diverse portfolio of modern classic cars and motorcycles, ready for the next owner/collector to enjoy.  An unmissable opportunity to own a junior class championship winner.

Kawasaki AR80-C5

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An absolutely stunning fully restored UK Kawasaki AR80-C5.

EQUIPMENT
Aerodynamic quarter faring with smoked windscreen, Uni-Trak rear suspension, speedometer, tachometer, ignition switch incorporating park light, turn signal switch, headlight switch, dimmer switch, neutral indicator, two-stroke oil light, horn, rear footrests, fuel valve, steering lock, helmet holder.

EXTERIOR
Finished in Polar White the appearance of this successful and iconic motorcycle can only be described as stunning.  Virtually identical to AR50-C5 variant this AR80 was the envy of many 16 year olds not legally allowed to ride one!  The pristine full cradle frame helped to illuminate the ‘weedy’ look of excess space below the handlebars and the racetrack proven Uni-Trak rear suspension is spotlessly clean and as standard.  Fine detail can be found in such items as the chain guard sticker and fully working easy-read instrumentation.  The decals, trim sections, rubbers and seat are immaculate but the front cowling shows a very light hairline crack that has not gone through, barely visible.  Industry leading Kawasaki AR50/80 AE50/80 UK Specialists, Holmetech of Chorley, restored this Polar White example to an incredible standard, with attention to detail extending to the brand-new genuine Kawasaki mirrors, sourced from the US with original boxes kept.  Fabulously retro!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The robust air-cooled 2-stroke engine has a 78cc displacement with an automatic superlube oil injection to help ensure maximum convenience and reliability.  Proven reed-valve induction combined with electronic CD Ignition (CDI) delivers the kind of power that has enthralled a generation of first time young riders.  A standard UK bike with the correct factory AR80 exhaust, the maximum horsepower is 10.2hp at 8,500 rpm and maximum torque is 8.53 Nm at 8,000 rpm.  This is a matching numbers example with both frame and engine number easily readable and will require recommissioning due to being on display for a number of years.  The quick-shifting 6-speed close-ratio gearbox operates correctly with effortless gear changes.
 
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This AR80 is fitted with stylish and distinctive white cast-alloy wheels, both in wonderful condition.  Matching brand and period style 2.75-18 rear and 2.50-18 front tyres, fitted new in 2015, show plenty of tread remaining.   Hydraulic stainless disc front brake and dustproof/waterproof rear drum brake combine to provide confident, controlled braking in all weather conditions.

HISTORY FILE
Registered in the UK on the 14th October 1987 with a frame number of AR080C-002977 and engine number AR080AE034764, this highly collectable example has remained a desirable matching numbers bike.  Restored by Phil Holme, owner of Holmetech Motorcycle Sales & Restorations and fully worked on by him to represent one of the best currently available and for a discerning collector.  Purchased by KGF Classic Cars in February 2018 and forming part of a static display of 1980’s memorabilia in their showroom including numerous Raleigh Burners.  The history file contains some previous MOT certificates and invoices from specialist motorcycles service experts.  An unmissable opportunity to relive you 80’s teenage years and rarely offered.

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Kawasaki KH400-A3

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A legendary award winning Kawasaki KH400-A3 in stunning original condition.

MODEL HISTORY
The Kawasaki KH400-A3 was part of the iconic Kawasaki ‘Triple’ range produced from 1968 to 1980 with motorcycles ranging from 250-750cc, the latter more powerful models being nicknamed ‘widow makers’ owing to Kawasaki’s penchant for producing large engine bikes but still with skinny tyres, flimsy frames and inadequate brakes! Renowned as the ultimate all-rounder for performance and handling, the KH400-A3 was a rare and expensive machine with just 448 UK examples sold (source Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics).

EQUIPMENT
Twin-loop steel cradle frame, telescopic front forks, twin rear shocks, chrome mudguards front and rear, chrome side repeaters, speedometer, tachometer, capacitor discharge ignition (CDI), turn signal switch, headlight switch, dimmer switch, engine stop switch, oil light, high beam light, horn, rear footrests, fuel valve, lockable fuel cap, centre stand, side stand, rear grab bar, steering lock, seat lock, neutral indicator.

EXTERIOR
Finished in Candy Dark Green, one of only two colour options available for the KH400-A3 model, this matching numbers UK example has gained award winning status and has featured in various publications and enthusiast books. The pristine factory original paintwork catches the sunlight in an amazing almost psychedelic manner, almost impossible to replicate on a repainted example. Beautifully detailed in every respect but not to the detriment of originality, all components are in remarkable order and the chassis and engine numbers clearly visible for inspection. Likewise, the almost ornate asymmetrically arranged three branch exhaust system displays clear part number stampings with only the faintest pitting to a very small section. Lifting the seat reveals further delights such as the original and complete toolkit in the plastic pouch and all manufacturer stickers and notices clearly intact. The seat, grips and rubbers can all be described as excellent. A truly exceptional example of the Kawasaki’s that took the 1970’s biking world by storm.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The three cylinder two-stroke air-cooled engine has a 401cc displacement and produces 38bhp with a claimed top speed of 101mph. Features such as the capacitor discharge ignition (CDI) remain exactly as the manufacturer intended. The 5-speed transmission incorporating primary drive by straight cut gear and wet multiplate clutch operates perfectly. It is crucial to emphasise that this collector’s example is not just a show piece but has been maintained and importantly used as intended in dry conditions, almost certainly with a guaranteed smile on the riders face experiencing the ‘Triple Tingle’ at the top end of the post 7,000rpm power band!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This KH400-A3 retains its beautiful original chrome wire wheels to retain the classic look. In exceptional condition, the wheels are shod in premium quality Dunlop K82 tyres of size 3.25-18 and 3.50-18 (front and rear) with masses on tread remaining and no cracking whatsoever. The braking system incorporates a brake fluid reservoir with viewing level window and single 11” front disc and 7” rear drum to bring the bike up safely.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 2nd August 1976, this early KH400-A3 is one of 6,800 produced and just 448 sold in the UK. Having covered just 5,337 miles under the ownership of devoted enthusiasts, this incredible bike has been preserved in amazing condition and exactly as Kawasaki intended. The previous keeper used and enjoyed the bike in dry conditions and kept it as part of a vast and almost overwhelming collection of mainly 1970’s Japanese bikes and mopeds.
Absolutely all credentials are ticked with this low mileage, matching numbers UK example. The correct handbook inside the storage compartment is amazingly still present as is the Kawasaki dealer leather key fob. This actual bike is also featured on the front cover of The Kawasaki Triples Bible by Alastair Walker and period literature is included with the sale. Renowned as being the Triple Series bike that Kawasaki ‘sorted without sanitising’, this KH400-A3 is an absolute must for the avid collector where inspection and trial will not disappoint. A rare unmissable opportunity indeed!

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Kawasaki AR50-C10

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A stunning UK Kawasaki AR50-C10 in original pampered condition.

EQUIPMENT
Quarter faring, speedometer, tachometer, ignition switch incorporating park light, turn signal switch, headlight switch, dimmer switch, neutral indicator, two-stroke oil light, horn, rear footrests, fuel valve, steering lock, helmet holder.

EXTERIOR
Finished in Sunbeam Red the appearance of this successful and iconic motorcycle can only be described as amazing. Launched in 1981 this is the AR50-C10 variant representing the final version of the Roadrace model with unique decals. Having never been restored or refurbished this example represents a unique survivor and displays minor markings which certainly do not offend. The black full cradle frame and racetrack proven Uni-Trak rear suspension shows little road debris markings due to the low miles covered. The plastics and decals are unmarked and all the switches, lights and controls work perfectly. The seat remains in original red material which is remarkably clean thanks to indoor storage. Very special.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The robust air-cooled 2-stroke engine has a 49cc displacement with an automatic superlube oil injection to help ensure maximum convenience and reliability. Proven reed-valve induction combined with electronic CD Ignition (CDI) delivers the kind of power that has enthralled a generation of first time young riders. Being completely standard with the correct factory AR50 exhaust for the UK market the maximum power is 2,1 kW at 4.500 rpm and a maximum torque at 4,5 Nm at 4.000 rpm given a restricted 35mph top speed. The 5-speed close-ratio gearbox operates correctly with the clutch lever still retracting the side-stand.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The AR50 is fitted with stylish and distinctive cast-alloy red wheels and are presented in fabulous condition. Original factory tyres are still fitted being the Dunlop Gold Seal 2.5-18 front and Dunlop K698 2.75-18 rear. These tyres still have new pimples but if the bike is to be put into regular use a change is recommended. Hydraulic disc front brake and dustproof/waterproof rear drum brake combine to provide confident, controlled braking in all weather conditions.

HISTORY FILE
Quite possibly one of the final AR50-C10 models to be registered in the UK being a December 1998 ‘S’ prefix, this successful machine is a rare survivor having only had three former mature keepers. With a mileage of just 2,403 covered predominately in the first two years of the bikes life before residing in a residential dwelling carefully stored and unused. An iconic, unmolested factory standard legend.

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