A bueatifully restored 1965 Kawasaki W650 SS (or is it a W2?)

Update: Just got a FB comment that this is probably referred to as a W2. Did a little research and this appears to be correct.

I almost missed this one rushing through a recent Riding Into History album. I’ve always really liked the look of these and there is a very interesting history behind these bikes See more pics and info HERE. In a nutshell it’s an improved copy of a copy of a BSA A7 by a company that merged with/was acquired by Kawasaki. I’ve heard good things about them but never ridden one. The “modernized” versions of these which had a brief appearance in the showrooms here are (along with the W800’s) unfortunately no longer available in the US. Shame since Triumph seem to have really made that segment work here with the Bonneville lineup.

One comment

  1. it is a W2/ twin carb bike, the painted tank as I recll makes it a 1970, definitely NOT 1965!

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