|Kawasaki logo 1961|
Subcategory: Standard street
Production start: 1962 - Japan
First price: 390 USD (1965 dealer cost)
Kagoshima, Dec. 2, 1837 -
Japan, Dec. 2, 1912,
the industrialist who founded
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Features: Kawasaki B8 has the following specifications. Maximum speed: 62 mph. Fuel consumption: 168mile / USgal. Climbing Ability: 26 degreès. Engine: Single Cylinder, 2-stroke Air Cooled. Displacement: 123.5cc. Maximum Horsepower: 11hp / 6000rpm. Starting: Electric & Kick. Ignition System: Battery Coil Ignition. Transmission: Costant Mesh, Rotary Shift. Dry Weight: 256lb.
Interesting facts: Kawasaki B8, based on the Meihatsu B7, which used Kawasaki engines, was the first motorcycle to be completely manufactured by Kawasaki. Kawasaki Heavy Industries was founded by Shōzō Kawasaki on October 15, 1896; Kawasaki Aircraft Company division produced its first complete motorcycle - the B8 125cc two-stroke - in 1962, during the merger with Meguro Manufacturing Co. Ltd. In 1963 Kawasaki B8 took 1st to 6th places in 125cc class motocross race at Aonogahara, Japan.
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Producer website: http://www.kawasaki.com
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