2000 Kawasaki W650 on 2040-motos
Kawasaki W650 description
A rare example of a classic Kawasaki W650. Garage kept, low miles, immaculate, original. Has hard to find custom rack made specifically for the W650. New Metzeler Lasertec tires.
Great sound and ride. The Ducati style bevel-gear shaft driven cam makes a subtle whir like a jet engine.
From Motorcycle Specs:
Its air-cooled parallel twin engine has rounded cases and fins designed to recreate 30-year-old styling, and uses a bevel drive shaft to operate the overhead cam. The rest of the bike also harks back to the past. The fuel tank wears rubber kneepads, the low-slung silencers use a classic peashooter design, and the rubber fork gaitors and kickstart would almost convince the casual observer that this was indeed a bike from the 1960s. The W650 isn't totally devoid of modern components though. The engine has electric start, and the front disc brake is decidedly up-to-date.
Thanks to a 360-degree crankshaft design (where the pistons move up and down together, alternating power strokes), the W has much the same smooth, muscular-sounding exhaust cadence as the T120. However, a counterbalancer snuffs out the vertical twin's considerable vibration. Unlike the original Triumph, you can't tell if this bike is idling by just looking at the front end to see if it is shaking. There are other modern touches too, starting with mainstays such as wet-sump lubrication and working up to late-breaking news like a digital capacitor-discharge ignition system with a throttle sensor and a clean-air system that reduces exhaust emissions. Instead of the dreaded Amal carbs on the Bonneville--each with its own air cleaner--the 34mm CV carbs on the W650 share a common large airbox, which improves power and reduces intake noise.
With this kind of technology, it should come as no surprise that the W650 makes great power. Indeed, it has one of the nicest powerbands in memory. The bike will pull smoothly from below 1500 rpm, and you can ride around all day short-shifting and keeping the engine under 3000 rpm and still be impressed with its power and acceleration. But there is plenty more available when you decide to rev the engine harder. More rpm amplifies power almost all the way to the 7700-rpm redline with no surges or flat spots.
Kawasaki W650 for Sale
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