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Tattoo You: Schlachtwerk’s heavily inked Kawasaki W650

Tattoo You: Schlachtwerk’s heavily inked Kawasaki W650

Tattoo You: A heavily inked Kawasaki W650 scrambler by Schlachtwerk
We’ve found the recipe for moto-goodness: take one Kawasaki W650, roll it through Tom Thöring’s workshop, and then wheel it in front of Marc Holstein’s lens. We got our first taste a few weeks ago—and now we’re back for seconds.

Operating as Schlachtwerk, Tom’s turned out his fair share of W650-based builds. But this is by far the most unusual yet, with seriously radical paint inspired by tattoo iconography.

Tattoo You: A heavily inked Kawasaki W650 scrambler by Schlachtwerk
Let’s get the mechanicals out of the way first. There are eight more horses going to the back wheel now, bringing the output up to 58 hp. According to Tom, that comes from swapping the airbox for K&N filters, rejetting the carbs, and fitting a two-into-one exhaust from the Schlachtwerk catalog.…

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