Post Sale Update: This Samurai sold for $3,550 after 24 bids on eBay.
From the same seller as the KH400 from a couple of days ago, here’s a lovely restored Samurai. The model was introduced in 1967, but a couple of years later the rounded styling was boxed off. In 1970, the model featured a two-tone paint job of Pearl Candy Red and White.
What made the Samurai notable was the unique engine design. It was a 247cc two-stroke twin with oil injection and dual rotary disc valves which produced 31 horsepower at 8,000 rpm, good for a top speed of 103 miles per hour. It weighed about 340 pounds and was one of the highest performing bikes in class. This example (VIN: A1 14181) was restored by a former Kawasaki/Harley-Davidson dealership in the 70s and if you believe the seller, this is one of the restorer’s finest builds.
Find this Samurai for sale in Chelsea, Michigan with bidding up to $2,800