Greetings Mach III aficionados. Up for auction is one of the finest examples of an original 1st generation Kawasaki 500 Mach III, before Kawasaki “civilized” it in 1972 with the H1B replacement model. You really need to know your Kawasaki history well to understand where this model “fits” as Kawasaki transitioned to the “B” model in 1972, thus it is relatively rare.
This is a 2-owner motorcycle, including me as the second and it is in absolutely perfect condition. It has 11,981 actual miles. It has the original seat, vinyl, instruments, rear fender, hubs, wheels, forks, ears, head lamp and of course the motor (S/N #KAE – 45811). It was restored to museum-quality perfection by me (you can Google me “Sergei Traycoff” and you’ll find a fair amount of information on the bike).
It has taken 1st place in many shows including the AMA’s “Concours d’Elegance”, Cycle World magazines “Rolling Concours”, AMA’s “Vintage Motorcycle Days” and won Best of Show at Cycle World Magazine’s “Rolling Concours” event at Moto GP in Indianapolis. It has been judged by the likes of Mark Hoyer (current Editor & Chief at Cycle World), Peter Egan (renowned author and contributor at Cycle World), David Edwards (formally Cycle World chief editor), Mark Medurski (former AMA). It has been featured in Doug Mitchell’s “Standard Catalog of Japanese Motorcycles” page 128. It was the cover story in Kawasaki’s owners group magazine “Accelerate” 2009. It was also in Cycle World magazine in December 2011 and Sept. 2012.
I really think you’ll agree that this is the finest Mach III you’ll find anywhere. I would give you a money back guarantee if you don’t agree as the buyer. I would invite anyone to come see it before purchasing or bidding. It starts quite easily and runs great. John Bova the owner of “Johnny’s Vintage Kawasaki” in Wadsworth, Ohio is a great referral to validate the condition and desirability of this bike as his firm is the only outfit to work on this bike outside of me.
This auction is set up with a reasonable “Buy it Now” option as well as a reasonable Reserve, for a bike of this caliber and collectability.
Title is free & clear Indiana title.
Best of luck and your interest is appreciated.