Kawasaki W1 650 1966
Model: W1 Year: 1966-1971 Owner: Kelleher Family
Introduced in 1966, Kawasaki had inherited Meguro's BSA based parallel twin, they thought it offered a quick route into the big bike market. The Kawasaki engine was 624cc and developed 50 bhp at 6500 rpm. It looked and rode like a pre-unit BSA. Other versions were the W1SS and street scrambler-style W2TT Commander.
Photograph taken at the National Motorcycle Museum of Australia
Image and text courtesy Mike Kelley, Chapter President, Maryland VRA. Credits
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