1972 kawasaki s1 250
almost 1 year after the 350 s2, kawasaki sells the 250 s1 on french soil in may 1972. this model breaks with the previous generation, the samurai 250 at any point of view: mainly on aesthetic engine. indeed, the line of the machine is modern (it includes the lines of the 350 s2 and the 750 h2) and the engine resumed its architecture machine kawasaki flagship, the 500 h1, a 3-cylinder 2-stroke . the 250 s1 shares a number of important piece with the 350 s2. they are however easily identifiable. the 250 s1 is initialiement delivered in a white robe and cylinder engine do that 6 cooling fins (against 7 for 350). the engine is virtually indestructible (designed to withstand the power of 350). if it is also rageur than those big sisters, it is perfectly manageable, even for a beginner. given the low power (32 hp instead of 45 for 350), framework and braking are widely size. the 250 also retain throughout his career his dual front brake cam (it was not until the appearance of the kh to see a disc brake).
Kawasaki S1 250 Triple
1973 kawasaki s1
Kawasaki caused a big stir when they released the three cylinder, 500cc H1 in 1969 they followed this up two years later with the 350cc S2, and today's featured bike, the 250cc S1.
Its a UK model imported by Gordon Pantall dealers based in Swansea.