Kawasaki 750 triple two-stroke for sale

SELLER SAYS: Please note .. this price is for two Kawasaki H2A motorcycles plus some parts. Bike one: The gold-coloured one has as-new paint. It needs a tune-up, the clutch slips and it needs the kickstart spring replaced. (I have all new parts for the clutch and kick spring). It sounds great and has mag wheels and current registration in WA. Bike two: The purple one has new paint and some new parts. It needs restoration. Both bikes have expansion chambers (not stock pipes). The bikes are together in Mandurah, Western Australia. Contact Ian on 0457 383 953 and I’ll call you back or email ianp86@hotmail.com

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: Ah, the 1970s. When men were men, women weren’t, and motorbikes were terrifying. Even Kawasaki’s official sales brochure wasn’t afraid to tell prospective buyers to be afraid. It said the bike’s one purpose in life was “to give you the most exciting and exhilarating performance, and demands the razor-sharp reactions of an experienced rider as it is a machine you must take seriously.” In other words: “hang on and say a hail Mary”. Kawasaki’s love affair with way-fast multi-cylinder two strokes initially gave us the fast-and-crazy-enough Mach III, a 500cc triple that would scare the bejeezus out of anyone. Logically, Kawasaki then bumped it up to 750cc and made it go even faster. To be fair, the 750 was actually less likely to make your wife a widow, with substantially improved suspension, handling and brakes — but, at the time, all anyone really cared about was it’s 12-second quarter-mile, making it the quickest machine that money could buy. All those headlines from 60-plus years ago mean the 750 triple is now highly prized by collectors and, as always, it’s the debut model — the H2A — that’s most coveted. These two bikes of Ian’s might not be showroom quality, but they present a very rare opportunity to acquire two examples (one of them registered, I note) of one of history’s most memorable machines. Grab a spanner and get to work, or just park them up for another day. Great stuff.

The Postman