Tag Archives: Kawasaki W650

Wes' Kawasaki W650 "SC Rambler"

I think it was a Deus Ex Machina tracker that first piqued my interest in the Kawasaki W650. But, down here in Cape Town, South Africa—a country where the W650 was never officially imported—they’re extremely hard to come by. So when one suddenly came up for sale, I snapped it up without a moment’s hesitation.

Kawasaki W650 scrambler

Occasionally a bike comes along that stops me dead in my tracks. It’s usually a motorcycle that’s a little ‘different’: perhaps not 100% perfect, but with charm and style. And with that indefinable quality of begging to be ridden. This Kawasaki W650 is one of those bikes, built by French graphic artist Nicolas Barthelemy of

Jérôme Pierre's Kawasaki W650

The bread and butter of Bike EXIF is anything but bread and butter motorcycles. It’s the cutting edge of custom and classic machinery. But for most of us, budgets are limited. Workshop space is invariably limited too, and motorcycles are often a pleasure to be squeezed into busy lives. So it’s good to feature a

Deus Kawasaki W650

Here’s the latest machine from the Australian headquarters of Deus. Called “Gicleur”, it’s one of the most stylish Kawasaki W650 customs we’ve ever seen. Gicleur is French for “jet”, and it’s a critical part of an espresso machine: the nozzle that governs the water that flows through the coffee. According to Deus, the W650 has

Gentle Tracker: Kawasaki W650 by Blitz

I’m posting this bike in the knowledge that it’s going to polarize opinion. Blitz’s first appearance on Bike EXIF was just under a year ago, with a blacked-out BMW R60/2 that attracted tens of thousands of hits. The R60/2 also enraged many commenters: ‘This is just an old bike painted flat black with completely wrong

Kawasaki W650 by Deus

The French MotoGP rider Randy de Puniet has been spending a fair bit of time in Australia lately. So when he needed a bike to get around Sydney, he gave Deus a call. “Randy’s design brief was for a middleweight, 2-up twin,” says Deus creative director Carby Tuckwell. “Easy enough to kick around the city,

Triumph Bonneville by Deus

On Saturday I popped over to Deus for a coffee. As I arrived, I caught a glimpse of a Triumph Bonneville being wheeled out of the workshop and into the afternoon sunlight; I only saw it for a second, but it was long enough to make an impression. Deus have now released images of their

Honda GL1000 Gold Wing

The custom motorcycle scene is driven by fashion as much as any other. Over the past couple of decades we’ve seen the rise of the ubiquitous CB750 custom, followed by the SR400/500 and Kawasaki W650. But now I’m starting to wonder if the next trend will be repurposed old sleds like the Honda Gold Wing.

Yamaha SR400 by Luxe Motorcycle

Luxe is one of the smaller Japanese custom builders. They’re based in a little white-painted wooden workshop at the foot of Mount Akagi, and like most of their ilk, stick to the four staple ingredients of the Eastern scene: the Yamaha SR400, SR500 and XS650, and the Kawasaki W650. But they’re not afraid to try