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Kawasaki W800 Cafe Style


THIS RICKMAN KAWASAKI Z1 is a period example of a classic bike being modified to looks and handling. Some argue the looks weren’t at all by some of Rickman’s fairings but their opinion. Today frames, accessories and whole are rare enough to be considered a of the classic motorcycle pantheon.

in the mid-late sixties, Don and brother Rickman began building Metisse frames for smaller and trail bikes and branched out to of full motorcycles using motors and their own frames, parts etc.

Later on pulled back from bike production, Rickman specialising in kits for existing such as the Honda CB750 and Z1 as well as numerous bits for bikes of the day. Finding a full original Rickman for sale today is is rare but are lots of well kept old classics wearing Rickmans

Fantastic 1975 KAWASAKI with a rediculous license

This 1973 KAWASAKI is a great cafe racer/streetfighter Classic cafe seat and shifter combined with suspension, superbike bars and big no doubt let this machine the most of it’s power. indeed!

Another Kawasaki cafe This 1966 A1R250 has such beautiful paint and work, and has such track-cred, hard to imagine riding it on the

Good thing because strictly a track-weapon or not even, it’s pristine look. a beaut!

The Kawasaki W650/800

Around 1960, a company Meguro built a pretty copy of the BSA 650. Meguro was bought out by Kawasaki and almost 50 later this Deuce et W650 unit is a cafe version of the retro-modern Kawasaki Now bumped up to 800cc’s, the new old Kawi is a platform for cafe racer and conversions.

The following text from the website W650, W650 Enthusiasts Group at

Since Edward Turner designed the 499cc Speed for Triumph Motorcycles in 1937, the twin has been a big hit with all over the world.

The brilliance lay in its compact design and its than average performance. The manufacturers were very to realise this popular and they have all, at one or another produced bikes lean very heavily the British look.

This is from Hugh Jaegar; The Senior was a 1950’s 650cc twin and was not copied from any British make. It was launched as the T retrospectively as the T1) and later updated as the T2. The frame swinging-arm is Meguro’s own and is the same as they used on single-cylinder 500cc model Z7.

1960 Meguro replaced its singles with new overhead cam and the 650cc T2 twin with a of the 500cc BSA A7 called the model K. BSA was to discontinue the A7 and some sources that BSA licenced Meguro to it. Your black and white photo below the Triumph Twin and above the Meguro T is not a but a 500cc K, retrospectively known as a K1.

The OHC singles were a commercial so Meguro replaced them a 250cc unit-construction single the SG and sold a stake in the company to Kawasaki took over about 1964 and the SG became a The Meguro K had some oil-circulation so it was revised as the Kawasaki K2. the K2 has a larger cover and instead of the K’s cycle parts it has Japanese-style

The W1 came in a choice of 3 colours, and became the top selling large model in Japan. It was, a disaster in the States. To attempt to to the American public, a number of were produced — as the W2S, introduced in 1967, as a scrambler with slightly compression, and twin carburettors.

saw the W1S, an improved version of the W1, the W2P model, markW2SS and was named the in Australia, and the W1SP. The W2TT version appeared later year, with a high-level silencer.

Kawasaki W800 Cafe Style
Kawasaki W800 Cafe Style

This was basically the Commander. At the end of the W1 was dropped, and the W2TT was dropped in The W2SS lasted until and the W1SS ran into 1971, but tailed off considerably.

Far from forgotten though, in 1972 the W3 sold on the Japanese market as the This kept going 1975, by which time it was its age badly. So at this point we to the retro modern W650 and Kawasakis.

The W650 is a retro motorcycle made by Kawasaki 1999. It is designed to reflect the and sound of 1960s British twin motorcycles such as the Bonneville. The W in its model name a historic reference to Kawasaki’s W1, W2 and W3 manufactured between 1967 and

In the United States and Canada the was imported from 1999 2000. With weak US and sales and the introduction of the competing Bonneville by Triumph, Kawasaki sales in Europe and Japan.

Kawasaki gave the W650 a engine of 72 mm bore x 80 mm … in to mimic the character of historic parallel twins. However, in Kawasaki added a short-… model, in Japan. Kawasaki combined the same 72 mm bore a short-throw crankshaft to give a 49 mm and 399 cc (24 cu in) displacement.

In 1999, having success with its retro-styled series, Kawasaki introduced the The Kawasaki W650 is designed to British motorcycles of the early and its styling is particularly reminiscent of the Bonneville. However, while twin-cylinder motorcycles of the period had engines, the W650 is distinctive in a shaft-driven bevel-gear overhead similar to those found on Ducati singles and V-twins.

features include an anti-vibration and modern electrics.

Production of the W400 and W650 ended in because the models could not new emissions standards. In 2010, the 50 hp (37 kW) was succeeded by the W800, which a capacity increase to 773 cc (47 cu in) and fuel

The Kawasaki W800 is a motorcycle by Kawasaki since 2011. The is a retro style model emulates the Kawasaki W series, models that were from 1967 to 1975, and in turn were based on the BSA A7.[2] It replaced the W650, was produced from 1999 to

The W800 has an air-cooled, 773 cc (47 cu in) parallel-twin, engine, with shaft and gear driven overhead The carburettor-fuelled W650 was discontinued it could not meet emissions so the W800 engine is fuel

Kawasaki W800 Cafe Style

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