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Café Contenders – The Kawasaki W650

It seems strange now, but Kawasaki actually beat Triumph to the punch when it came to retro-styled motorcycles. First released in 1999, the Kawasaki W650 was a complete anachronism in the world…

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Double Take – Berry Bads Kawasaki W650

From time to time, you see something that makes it hard to believe your eyes. They call it cognitive dissonance; a state where two conflicting images or ideas exist in the mind…

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Kawasaki W650 Racer by FCR

Anyone that’s been following this site since it’s launch knows it all started with the purchase of a Kawasaki W650. Since I bought my W it’s been a love affair that constantly…

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Maria custom Kawasaki W650

By some bizarre coincidence Maria Motorcycles last 2 custom builds are based on the 2 motorcycles I personally own. Last time we featured a Maria bike it was a Yamaha XS650 the…

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Kawasaki W650 redefined by Deus

I’m happy to admit the reason I bought a Kawasaki W650 was because of Deus ex Machina. Back in ’06 when I was searching for a donor bike Deus ex Machina had…

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Kawasaki W650 JagdBobber

After owning a Kawasaki W650 for 5 years I can quite confidently say they are one of the best performing modern twins out there. But the W650 is more than just a…

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Kawasaki W650 Gold Digger

I’m a sucker for a W, so when the boys from Ton Up Garage in Portugal sent through their latest Kawasaki W650 build I had no option but to share it. Shop…

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Kawasaki W650 Fiddler Cafe Racer

The Kawasaki W650 was my motorcycle of choice when I made the decision to build my own Cafe Racer. The custom work of Deus Ex Machina on Kawasaki’s legendary parallel twin was…

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Wrenchmonkees Kawasaki W650 Mistress

Here’s number 22 to roll out of the Wrenchmonkees workshop and she’s a beauty. The Mistress is based around one of my favourite parallel twins, the Kawasaki W650 and although it’s not a Cafe…

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W650 Cafe Racer

Throttle open, chin on the tank and your parallel twin rocketing you from point a to point z.

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