Kawasaki H1 Mach III

Kawasaki H1“Responsible for changing the vernacular of motorcycling, the terms ‘wheelie’ and ‘tank slapping’ were invented by the exasperated pilots of the Mach III. With a top speed of 130mph, the combination of significant frame flex, negative rear wheel weight distribution and an extremely ‘abrupt’ power step at 6000rpm through to its redline, the Mach III was the most antisocial speed kit you could get your hands on.” Great reading from the online catalogue for Webb’s auction of Vintage and Collectable Motorcycles on 18 March. Estimate: NZ$8,000 to $14,000.