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Kawasaki W650 bobber by 2LOUD Custom

Birthday bobber: A Kawasaki W650 from 2LOUD Custom


What does the guy that has everything buy himself for his birthday? For one enthusiast, the answer is something he’s wanted since his youth; a really cool motorcycle. And Taiwanese shop 2LOUD Custom has delivered just that, in the form of this bobber-style Kawasaki W650. “It’s an interesting story,” says shop owner Ma ‘Max’ Yicheng.…

Kawasaki W650 scrambler by Mark Huang

What if … Kawasaki had built a scrambler?

Think of a classic scrambler, and a Triumph desert sled probably comes to mind. BSA and Matchless also made pretty good scramblers, and Honda had its CL series. But the other Japanese marques were noticeably absent. This stunning W650 hints at the missed opportunity. What if Kawasaki had got down and dirty with its W…

Custom Kawasaki W650 by Egerie Motorcycle and Age of Glory

French dressing: A chic Kawasaki W650 from Lyon

Kawasaki are making waves in the neo-retro scene with the well-reviewed Z900RS. But truth be told, we still really miss the simple, compact W-series. Made right up until last year, the W800—and its predecessor, the W650—had a cheerful parallel twin motor with some of the best styling we’ve seen on a modern classic. And there…