FS: 2000 Kawasaki W650 - 17,981 miles - $4,999.00

FS: 2000 Kawasaki W650 - 17,981 miles - $4,999.00 Image

FS: 2000 Kawasaki W650 – 17,981 miles – JKAEJEA19YA015720 – $4,999.00

Check out this very cool hard to find, Kawasaki W650.  This one came out of a private collection in Oregon, super clean and well maintained..

Here is what the owner shared with us;

“Owned it for 7 years. Last oil and filter service was early this spring; may have been late winter actually. My guys at CycleTune in Portland did the early baselining when I got it: carb rebuild and tuning, tune up, new air filters, etc. All Kawi parts. I added the Dart windscreen, lower Euro version Kawi handlebars and mirrors, and Kawi rear rack. Other than that, it is all stock– with those tasteful additions. It runs so well and is a pleasure to ride”

Here’s what the press had to say;

With the booming popularity of nostalgic-styled motorcycles, Kawasaki drew from the vaults of history to create the new W650. This Kawasaki W650 is reminiscent of the styling and technological design features of the Kawasaki W1 and W1SA parallel twin-cylinder motorcycles of the late ’60s and early ’70s.

Two years before John Bloor’s re-born Triumph company finally launched its own Bonneville tribute bike in 2001, Kawasaki introduced the retro-Brit W650. Yet in an interesting twist, while Hinckley had the bloodline, many feel that Big Green’s memory machine aped the original Brit twin much more closely.

Kawasaki claimed the 2000 W650 (introduced in late 1999) was intended to recall its own W1 twin of the late 1960s (itself derived from a BSA A7) rather than the Bonnie. Yet the similarities between those two were slight, owing largely to the difference between the W650’s overhead cam engine and the W1’s pushrod mill, which looked as if it had been lifted straight out of a BSA. With the W650, Kawasaki locked in the retro look so perfectly even Triumph fans often need a double-take to distinguish one from a period Meriden bike — down to the Smith’s-look-alike instruments, the Triumph-esque gas tank and badges, cigar-shaped mufflers, drum rear brake, knee pads and rubber fork gaiters.

With its long-stroke, air-cooled, 360-degree crank 650cc engine (actually 676cc), the Kawi also echoes the Bonneville’s engine spec — although with a bevel-drive overhead cam actuating eight valves instead of Triumph’s four pushrod-actuated valves. There are also five cogs in the W650’s tranny, not four. (The Bonnie finally got five gears in 1972.) With modern electrics, including a push-button starter (a kickstart is also provided), dual 34mm Keihin CV carbs, electronic ignition, engine-balance shaft and rubber mounts, disc front brake, etc., Kawasaki created a classically-styled motorcycle with none of the quirks of Triumph’s classic road burner. And ugly gas tank seam notwithstanding, the Kawi’s fit, finish and level of equipment (including nice little touches like an LCD odometer/clock and handy neutral finder, for example) also beat the period Bonnie.

The W650 offers a safe, sanitized and polished version of the British bike experience with modern reliability and a general lack of drama — a decided plus for many riders. Yet others will tell you it’s missing the raw edge that made — and makes — riding a Bonneville at its limit such an exhilarating experience. It’s Psycho without the shower scene, a Caesar salad with no anchovies, a Bloody Mary sans Worcestershire sauce. Of course, that may be how you like your thrills!

Credits cards accepted, up to $150 documentation charge may be added.

Seattle Used Bikes
4905 Aurora Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103
dave @ seattleusedbikes.com
Closed Sun/Mon Find us on Facebook, Instagram and the Web

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FS: 2000 Kawasaki W650 - 17,981 miles - $4,999.00

FS: 2000 Kawasaki W650 - 17,981 miles - $4,999.00 Image

FS: 2000 Kawasaki W650 – 17,981 miles – JKAEJEA19YA015720 – $4,999.00

Check out this very cool hard to find, Kawasaki W650.  This one came out of a private collection in Oregon, super clean and well maintained..

Here is what the owner shared with us;

“Owned it for 7 years. Last oil and filter service was early this spring; may have been late winter actually. My guys at CycleTune in Portland did the early baselining when I got it: carb rebuild and tuning, tune up, new air filters, etc. All Kawi parts. I added the Dart windscreen, lower Euro version Kawi handlebars and mirrors, and Kawi rear rack. Other than that, it is all stock– with those tasteful additions. It runs so well and is a pleasure to ride”

Here’s what the press had to say;

With the booming popularity of nostalgic-styled motorcycles, Kawasaki drew from the vaults of history to create the new W650. This Kawasaki W650 is reminiscent of the styling and technological design features of the Kawasaki W1 and W1SA parallel twin-cylinder motorcycles of the late ’60s and early ’70s.

Two years before John Bloor’s re-born Triumph company finally launched its own Bonneville tribute bike in 2001, Kawasaki introduced the retro-Brit W650. Yet in an interesting twist, while Hinckley had the bloodline, many feel that Big Green’s memory machine aped the original Brit twin much more closely.

Kawasaki claimed the 2000 W650 (introduced in late 1999) was intended to recall its own W1 twin of the late 1960s (itself derived from a BSA A7) rather than the Bonnie. Yet the similarities between those two were slight, owing largely to the difference between the W650’s overhead cam engine and the W1’s pushrod mill, which looked as if it had been lifted straight out of a BSA. With the W650, Kawasaki locked in the retro look so perfectly even Triumph fans often need a double-take to distinguish one from a period Meriden bike — down to the Smith’s-look-alike instruments, the Triumph-esque gas tank and badges, cigar-shaped mufflers, drum rear brake, knee pads and rubber fork gaiters.

With its long-stroke, air-cooled, 360-degree crank 650cc engine (actually 676cc), the Kawi also echoes the Bonneville’s engine spec — although with a bevel-drive overhead cam actuating eight valves instead of Triumph’s four pushrod-actuated valves. There are also five cogs in the W650’s tranny, not four. (The Bonnie finally got five gears in 1972.) With modern electrics, including a push-button starter (a kickstart is also provided), dual 34mm Keihin CV carbs, electronic ignition, engine-balance shaft and rubber mounts, disc front brake, etc., Kawasaki created a classically-styled motorcycle with none of the quirks of Triumph’s classic road burner. And ugly gas tank seam notwithstanding, the Kawi’s fit, finish and level of equipment (including nice little touches like an LCD odometer/clock and handy neutral finder, for example) also beat the period Bonnie.

The W650 offers a safe, sanitized and polished version of the British bike experience with modern reliability and a general lack of drama — a decided plus for many riders. Yet others will tell you it’s missing the raw edge that made — and makes — riding a Bonneville at its limit such an exhilarating experience. It’s Psycho without the shower scene, a Caesar salad with no anchovies, a Bloody Mary sans Worcestershire sauce. Of course, that may be how you like your thrills!

Credits cards accepted, up to $150 documentation charge may be added.

Seattle Used Bikes
4905 Aurora Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103
dave @ seattleusedbikes.com
Closed Sun/Mon Find us on Facebook, Instagram and the Web

tags:Kawasaki W650, ebay, motorcycle, classic bike, motorcycle, used, twins, craigslist , Brit bikes, sportbike,  ducatimonster1200s, ducati, seattle, craigslist, Cycletrader, ebay, pnwmoto, pnwriders, kawasakilove, ducatistagram, PNW_riders, Washington_riders, Yamaha, r1, zx, Kawasaki, ninja, classic, Sportbike, CBR, Suzuki,  KTM, Ducati, Honda, nakedbike, Ninja, streetfighter, 1990, 1991,92,93,94,95,96,97,98,99,2000, 01,02,03,04,05,06,07, 08, 09. 2010, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 , 2020

  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers