Kawasaki KH606

Check Out This Seven Cylinder Two Stroke Kawasaki: The KH606!

“You can’t have too many cylinders” said the inventor of the Kawasaki KH606 (probably)

Updated August 23, 2018

Surely this seven cylinder two stroke Kawasaki is the best motorcycle ever made? If it’s not the best, it certainly is the most bizarre thing you’re likely to see on two wheels. Well, that’s not strictly true. We’ve seen weirder, but as fun as a 48 cylinder motorcycle sounds, a seven cylinder Kawasaki two stroke is infinitely the more attractive of the two prospects.

Kawasaki Two-Stroke KH606

Thanks to modern emissions laws, it’s a pretty rare occurrence to see a two stroke in any configuration, and if you do, it’s more than likely going to be a single-cylinder dirt bike contraption. Twin cylinder two-strokes? They exist, but man, they’re rarer than rocking horse shit to see out and about. And that’s what makes this bizarre Kawasaki so god damn impressive. She’s a two stroke, boasting a grand total of seven cylinders. It goes by the name of the Kawasaki KH606, and imagine giving that an accidentally twist of the throttle at just the wrong moment – that front wheel’s going to be freakin’ airborne. Seven two stroke cylinders are going to produce one hell of a ride…if you’ve got the balls to take it for a spin, that is.

The Seven Cylinder Two Stroke Kawasaki KH606

Kawasaki Two-Stroke KH606 2

Unfortunately, whoever shot the original video didn’t have the courage to ask the owner to fire it up so we could have a listen at the two stroke symphony that would’ve been thundered out of that engine. It probably doesn’t get started up too often though. Imagine the kind of maintenance that you’d have to run on one of those?

More importantly, whose idea was it to build the thing in the first place? Whoever it is, we’d love to ask them why they decided to settle on seven cylinders. It seems like six would’ve been more than enough, surely? Either way, we’re glad they opted for seven – because this a mechanical masterpiece.


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Joe Appleton
About Joe Appleton

I’ve done a bit of work here and there in the industry – I’ve even ridden a few bikes for actual money but what it comes down to is this: I ride bikes, build bikes and occasionally crash ‘em too. I like what I like but that certainly doesn’t make my opinion any more valid than yours…

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