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2000 Kawasaki W650
2000 Kawasaki W650

2000 Kawasaki W650
2000 Kawasaki W650

 

– 2000 Kawasaki W650

With the booming popularity of nostalgic-styled motorcycles, Kawasaki drew from the vaults of its history to create the new W650. This addition to Kawasaki’s millennium line-up is reminiscent of the styling and design features of the Kawasaki W1 and W1SA parallel twin-cylinder motorcycles of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. The Kawasaki W650 recalls the great machines that helped to lay the foundation of Kawasaki performance.

While it’s styling is a trip into the past, its modern features have the W650 pointed directly into the future. Twin cylinder, air-cooled engine churns out plenty of responsive low- and mid-range power, long-stroke 360 degree, crankshaft that has both pistons rising and falling together, modern four-valve cylinder head helps give the W650 a healthy top end, and the valves are actuated by a single overhead camshaft that is driven by a hypoid gear, where the bevel shaft is offset to one side of the gears, for less noise and friction. Dual constant velocity carburetors with Kawasaki Throttle Responsive Ignition Control (K-TRIC) throttle position sensor for crisp throttle response and increased fuel efficiency. Lightweight and compact rare-earth generator rotor, balancer shaft helps eliminate vibration, push-button electric start, slick shifting five-speed transmission with Kawasaki’s Positive Neutral Finder, Kawasaki Clean Air (KCA) System, and traditional double-cradle frame uses a hefty square-section backbone for maximum rigidity. Steel swingarm with Kawasaki KX-inspired chain adjusters, twin shocks with adjustable preload provide the rear suspension, while the ride up front is smoothed by a conventional telescopic fork, 300mm front disc and rear drum supply braking power, and a modern instrumentation includes a liquid crystal display for the odometer and trip meter.

Specifications:

Model
W650

Engine Type
4-stroke, air-cooled Parallel Twin

Displacement
676 cc.

Bore x Stroke
72 x 83 mm.

Compression Ratio
8.7:1

Valve System
SOHC, 8 valves

Carburetion
Keihin CVK34 x 2

Ignition
Digital with K-Tric

Starting
Electric and kick starter

Transmission
5-speed with Positive Neutral Finder

Frame type
Double-cradle, high tensile steel

Rake / Trail
26.5 degrees / 4.1″

Wheelbase
57.1″

Suspension, Front
39 mm. hydraulic telescopic fork

Suspension, Rear
Dual hydraulic shocks with 5-way preload adjustment

Tire Front
100/90-19

Tire Rear
130/80-18

Brakes, Front
Single 300 mm. disc with two-piston caliper

Brakes, Rear
160 mm. drum

Seat Height
31.5″

Fuel Capacity
4.0 gallons

Dry Weight
430 pounds

Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations.

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