Kawasaki W650

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Kawasaki W650

The Kawasaki W650 '' begins its history in 1999 and is produced until 2008 inclusive. Despite the similarity of names and appearance, this motorcycle has nothing in common with a similar model produced in the late 60s of the last century.

The Kawasaki W650 was mainly aimed at the markets of Japan and Europe, although it was sold in North America for the first 4 years (the model showed low sales, and by 2004 it was completely removed from the US model line of motorcycles). A version Kawasaki W400 was also available for the Japanese market, differing only in engine size.

The Kawasaki W650 was based on an inline 2-cylinder air-cooled engine with a volume of 676 cc. see, giving out 50 hp. power and 56 Nm of torque. Of the features of the model, an abundance of chrome parts, the presence of a kick starter (an electric starter was also present) and disc hydraulic brakes in the front (rear - drum) should be highlighted.

2008 was the last year of production for the Kawasaki W650, after which it was finally withdrawn from the production line. In 2010, Kawasaki released the successor to the Kawasaki W650, the Kawasaki W800, which received an injection engine, but retains the characteristics of a classic British motorcycle from the 60s.


Kawasaki W650
Kawasaki W650
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Specifications Kawasaki W650:

ModelKawasaki W650
Motorcycle typeretro classic
Release year1999-2008
Framesteel tubular
Engine type2-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line
Working volume675 cc cm.
Bore / Stroke72.0 x 83.0mm
Compression ratio8.6: 1
Number of valves per cylinderSOHC, 4 valves
Fuel supply systemCarburetor, 2x Keihin CVK34
Ignition typetransistor
Maximum power50.0 h.p. (37 kW) at 7000 rpm - A1-A5

48.0 h.p. (35 kW) at 7000 rpm - A6 +

Maximum torque56.0 Nm (5.7 kgf * m) @ 5600 rpm
Drive typechain
Front tire size100 / 90-19 M / C 57H
Rear tire size130 / 80-18 M / C 66H
Front brakes1 disc, 300 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brakesdrum
Front suspension39mm telescopic fork, 130mm travel
Rear suspensionpendulum with other shock absorbers (adjustable preload), stroke - 105 mm
Motorcycle length2185 mm - A1-A2

2190 mm - A3 +

Motorcycle width905 mm
Motorcycle height1140 mm
Wheelbase1450 mm - A1-A2

1455 mm - A3 +

Saddle height800 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h5.4
Maximum speed166 km / h
Fuel tank capacity15.0 l
Motorcycle weight195 kg - dry

212 kg - equipped