Clymer Manuals got an up-close look at L.J. Bergman’s 1971 Kawasaki S1 Mach I, named Best Cafe by Cafe Racer Inc, at the 2013 Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts Vintage Motorcycle Show in Kansas City, MO.
The S1 was the smallest of the Kawasaki triples, with a 250cc 3-cylinder two-stroke motor that made 32hp in stock configuration. With the pod filters, custom bent expansion chambers, and special tuning you can be this one makes a lot more these days. Weight is down from stock too, with all the extraneous parts tossed in the scrap pile, but the awesome factory sideways combined speedo, tach, odometer still tucked into the headlight shell.… Read the rest