|Bodywork||Tank- Styling along same lines as '73 H1-D. H2 and S1/S3
tanks less angular, more round. Round ended Kawasaki logo for all colors.
Side cover- Metal on H1/H2, plastic on S -series. All have displacement badge on both sides. New "large" size.
Oil Tank- Internal plastic, behind right side cover.
|Decals/Logos||Both sides of tank have "Kawasaki" inside a round ended shape with pin stripes|
Candy Burnt Gold, H2
Candy Lime, Candy Red, H1
Candy Red, Candy Sky Blue, S3
Candy Green, S1
|Seat||Key latch. Different type of pleating on cover, more "ribbed" in appearance, smoother contour from base of seat to top of tail piece.|
|Electrical System||Turn Signals- Flatter signal lenses, mounted to headlight mount and rear brackets|
|Ignition||Upgraded CDI H1, points on S-series.|
|Carburetors||Upgraded on H2 to feed oil to float bowls (Autolube) S-series stayed with Superlube|
|Motor Top End||Third type cylinders on H2. Cylinder change on H1.|
|Motor Bottom End||Slotted big end on H1/H2 rods. (?) Unconventional (none down five up) shifting pattern on H series, normal (one down four up) on S-series.|
|Wheels/Tires/Brakes||Chromed steel fenders.|
|Instruments||Grouped together in a pod, white numerals, circular sun visors.|
|Switches||Black housings. Choke is located on left switch assembly, holds open by friction adjustment.|
|Steering Damper||Oil type, connects to frame/triple clamp bracket.|
|Cables||Black nylon coated.|
|Miscellaneous||Black painted solid chain guard. Exhaust now has "circular" shape when viewed from behind.|