Post Sale Update: This H2 sold for $11,703 after 16 bids on eBay.
Widowmaker is a term given to vehicles with a tendency to face the wrong direction. Or, more elegantly put, vehicles in the “more power than chassis” club. In the right hands, widowmakers end up on the top step of the podium. Otherwise, they end up in the hands of insurance companies. In 1972, the Kawasaki H2 was the newest metal monstrosity to earn the title. Motorcyclist Magazine described the 750cc two-stroke triple best, “Kawasaki upped the power game – with torque, not just horsepower – and the H2 immediately exposed the limitations of contemporary chassis rigidity, suspension capability, and tire quality.”
This first year Kawasaki H2 (VIN: H2F17999) spent most of its life in sheds, evidenced by the incredibly low 2,954 miles. The current owner was supposedly a Kawasaki employee and was very familiar with the H2. After acquiring and restoring the bike to running condition in 1998, it was put back under a cover. The airbox has been replaced by individual filters, and there are some paint scratches shown in the pictures. Otherwise, even the original 1973-74 New Jersey State inspection sticker remains. It will need to be brought back to life, but is definitely worth reviving to the right buyer. What is the original mean green (sort of) oil burner worth to you?
Find this H2 for sale in Jackson, New Jersey with bidding up to $8,100