While most of us are trying to shake off the festive season’s indulgence, I’d wager that Kengo Kimura is already back in his workshop. The master craftsman behind Heiwa MC has no shortage of orders, despite being in the midst of a shifting landscape.
We asked Kimura-san how things are going over in Tokyo: he tells us that the Japanese scene doesn’t place as much importance on manufacturing standards as it used to, and that 1970s American culture has invaded the scene.
As a result, some custom shops are on the decline… but Heiwa MC is thriving. And looking at this stunning Kawasaki W650, it’s not hard to see why.
The 2002-model W650 is loaded with trademark Heiwa finishings, and dripping with Japanese style.…