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MonoMonkee: A stripped-down Kawasaki W650 dirt tracker from the Wrenchmonkees

MonoMonkee: Getting dirty with the Wrenchmonkees

3 MONTHS AGO / NO COMMENTS / CUSTOM MOTORCYCLES

The dirt track revolution continues apace. Even the big guns are turning their eyes towards the ovals, and the latest to catch the bug are Nicholas Bech and Per Nielsen of the Wrenchmonkees. We’re guessing the scene is pretty small in Denmark, but it’s only a three-hour drive from Copenhagen to the German border. “Nicholas…

A Lesson in Sano: A custom Kawasaki W650 by Heiwa MC

A Lesson in Sano: Heiwa’s Kawasaki W650

4 MONTHS AGO / NO COMMENTS / CUSTOM MOTORCYCLES

While most of us are trying to shake off the festive season’s indulgence, I’d wager that Kengo Kimura is already back in his workshop. The master craftsman behind Heiwa MC has no shortage of orders, despite being in the midst of a shifting landscape. We asked Kimura-san how things are going over in Tokyo: he…

Tattoo You: A heavily inked Kawasaki W650 scrambler by Schlachtwerk

Tattoo You: Schlachtwerk’s heavily inked Kawasaki W650

5 MONTHS AGO / NO COMMENTS / CUSTOM MOTORCYCLES

We’ve found the recipe for moto-goodness: take one Kawasaki W650, roll it through Tom Thöring’s workshop, and then wheel it in front of Marc Holstein’s lens. We got our first taste a few weeks ago—and now we’re back for seconds. Operating as Schlachtwerk, Tom’s turned out his fair share of W650-based builds. But this is…

Prime Cut: Schlachtwerk trims the fat from the W650

Prime Cut: Schlachtwerk trims the fat from the W650

6 MONTHS AGO / NO COMMENTS / CUSTOM MOTORCYCLES

The Kawasaki W650 is one of those bikes that respond well to a light makeover. You know the drill: a new tank and seat, and maybe a bikini fairing and clip-ons. All easy to install, and without breaking the bank. That’s not enough to satisfy Tom Thöring of Schlachtwerk, though. He’s a self-confessed performance junkie,…