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Forged From Passion: A blacksmith’s take on the Z650


Building custom motorcycles often involves a radical career change, and we’ve seen some pretty strange jumps over the years. Tom Simpson’s background is especially unusual: he trained as a blacksmith before setting up Foundry Motorcycle in England six years ago. Tom now builds very stylish cafe racers and bobbers in his Chichester, West Sussex workshop.…

Here's the best-looking Kawasaki KZ650 we've seen for a long time, courtesy of the Paris-based workshop Clutch Customs.

Clutch Customs’ sublime Kawasaki KZ650

Kawasaki KZ650s don’t come across our desks too often. So we were intrigued to see this one from Monsieur Willie Knoll at Paris’ Clutch Custom Motorcycles. Willie has an obsession with lines and details, and a knack for nipping and tucking a bike until everything sits just right. Equally impressive is his eye for finishes—Clutch…

Kawasaki Z650

Custom Kawasaki Z650 by Blitz Motorcycles

Over the last six months, one of the fastest risers on the custom scene has been the French workshop Blitz. The buzz started right here on Bike EXIF with their extraordinary BMW R60/2, so we’re pleased to get exclusive pictures of Blitz’s latest build, a 1977 Kawasaki Z650. The aesthetics are characteristically stark: the entire…