1971 Kawasaki Mach III - Coolness Factor = 95.6%

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1971 Kawasaki Mach III - Coolness Factor = 95.6%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 12, 2017 9:15 am

1971 Kawasaki Mach III on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

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MANUFACTURER SPECIFICATIONS

Manufacturer - Make - Model - Year: Kawasaki Mach III H 1B 1971
Motorcycle Style: Standard


ENGINE SPECS

Engine Type: 498 cc, air cooled, 3 - cylinders in line, 2-stroke
Engine Bore and Stroke: 60 mm x 58.8 mm
Horsepower: 60 hp (44.7 kW) @ 7500 rpm
Torque 67 Nm (49.4 ft. lbs) @ 7000 rpm

Transmission type: 5 speed
Final Drive: Chain


MISCELLANEOUS SPECS

Tire - Front: 3,00-21
Tire - Rear: 4,00-18
Brakes - Front: single disc with 2-piston calipers
Brakes - Rear: 180 mm drum


DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase 1400 mm (55.1 inches)
Fuel capacity - reserve 15 l (4 gallon US)
Dry weight 174 kg (383.6 pounds)

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Re: THIS WEEK: 1971 Kawasaki Mach III - VOTE NOW

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 12, 2017 9:17 am

You might say to yourself... "What do I want for dinner tonight"? But really what you should be asking is "What is a 1971 motorcycle doing up on the Cool Wall this week?"

Well, it's my B-Day this week (May 15th) and I was born in 1971. Thus, I thought, what the hell not, I'll put up a 1971 motorcycle, it is MY site after all...lol

:happybirthday:

We have never had such an old model up on the Cool Wall before, what do you think of it? Do you think manufacturers should offer these old (modernized) models again? Have times moved on too much? Would you want to own a classic?

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Re: THIS WEEK: 1971 Kawasaki Mach III - VOTE NOW

Unread post by Hanson » Fri May 12, 2017 1:54 pm

Awesome ... just for your birthday.

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Re: THIS WEEK: 1971 Kawasaki Mach III - VOTE NOW

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 12, 2017 3:10 pm

Hanson wrote:
Fri May 12, 2017 1:54 pm
Awesome ... just for your birthday.

Safe Travels,
Richard
Thanks Richard... but don't vote Awesome JUST because of my birthday... Vote and discuss the bike.
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Re: THIS WEEK: 1971 Kawasaki Mach III - VOTE NOW

Unread post by faded sun » Sat May 13, 2017 12:22 am

:cowboy: If it's a 500 it was the bomb in 1971. What's amazing is how much room is left in the frame compared to todays bikes. And it's a triple. Have an awesome birthday Mike.

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Re: THIS WEEK: 1971 Kawasaki Mach III - VOTE NOW

Unread post by ceemes » Sat May 13, 2017 8:35 am

Ultra cool, tho I am seeing a drum front brake in the attached pic, not a single disc..........as for you b'day, have a good one, but I've got ya beat by 11 years and One Day !!!!!!!!
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Re: THIS WEEK: 1971 Kawasaki Mach III - VOTE NOW

Unread post by markdcoco » Sat May 13, 2017 1:51 pm

A perfect reminder of the technologies that motorcycles have grown from, causing the mind to think about the future and where we will end up. Almost a "Birthday" analogy... with a serious stretch. Perfect place to insert that "Jedi Speeder Bike Chase Scene":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wSG3m4VNlo

Hope you have a fantastic birthday. Great job on the blog, always fun and interesting.

:happybirthday: :happybirthday: :happybirthday: :happybirthday: :happybirthday:

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Re: THIS WEEK: 1971 Kawasaki Mach III - VOTE NOW

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu May 18, 2017 1:03 pm

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!

Thank you all for being a part of my 46th Birthday, Total Motorcycle, the TMW community forums and the Cool Wall!! :revv:

You not only make my day, but my year and life as well. :D

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Re: THIS WEEK: 1971 Kawasaki Mach III - VOTE NOW

Unread post by montanalifter » Fri May 19, 2017 12:22 am

Awesome bike. happy birthday.

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Re: THIS WEEK: 1971 Kawasaki Mach III - VOTE NOW

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 19, 2017 9:06 am

1971 Kawasaki Mach III - Coolness Factor = 95.6%
Featured: May 12th, 2017 - May 19th, 2017
Most popular vote category: Awesome+

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Motorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=54346
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The Coolness Factor of the 1971 Kawasaki Mach III

Awesome (3 points) 21
Cool (2 points) 1
Uncool (1 point) 1
Fail (0 point) 0

No votes Total votes: 23

= a Coolwall Factor of 95.6%

Total Motorcycle's Take-a-way: The 1971 Kawasaki Mach III blasts off like a rocket to the top of the Cool Wall! Manufacturers take note: Retro cool is still in. We need more retro's! There is something attractive about simplicity of design/form/function. Back in 1971, bikes were more simple, easy to work on, but they didn't handle that well and the Mach III was probably too fast for it's own good vs today's bikes... but it is amazing how far we have come in 46 years.

Riding modes, ABS, Traction Control, FI, disc brakes, advanced metals, LED lighting, even electric starters we take for granted today. It will be something to see what the 2063 Kawasaki will offer! AI technology? Solar Powered? No exhaust? Plastic composite frame? Will motorcycles be the last vehicles on the road to be manually driven?

Mike

Get excited as the next TMW Cool Wall bike for 2017 is now up for voting and discussion, have fun!
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Re: 1971 Kawasaki Mach III - Coolness Factor = 95.6%

Unread post by jstark47 » Sat May 27, 2017 7:54 pm

Insane bike. 500cc two-stroke, with a ferocious power band hit, coupled with "flexible flyer" frame and fork tubes, and the drum brakes of the day, earned it its nickname "Widowmaker"
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