DuHamel Works H2R
As well as producing "Production H2Rs" in 1973, the factory (Bob
Hansen) team also produced their own bikes with their own frame design. These
were developed for the 1973 season and were also used at the beginning of
1974, before the KR style frames were introduced. This bike with serial #1
has the first of these factory frames.
At the begining of 1974 after Daytona, Kawasaki shipped these now
obsolete bikes to Europe for the Match races and Imola. This bike was ridden by
DuHamel at these events; he won one event at Brand Hatch.
The specifications of this bike include the factory frame, Morris
magnesium wheels, high boy exhaust exit, 74 engine cases modifed to take 72 H2R
cylinders, smooth bore carbs and aluminium disks.