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French dressing: A chic Kawasaki W650 from Lyon

French dressing: A chic Kawasaki W650 from Lyon

Custom Kawasaki W650 by Egerie Motorcycle and Age of Glory
Kawasaki are making waves in the neo-retro scene with the well-reviewed Z900RS. But truth be told, we still really miss the simple, compact W-series.

Made right up until last year, the W800—and its predecessor, the W650—had a cheerful parallel twin motor with some of the best styling we’ve seen on a modern classic. And there are more than enough W-based customs on these pages to confirm how well they respond to modification.

Custom Kawasaki W650 by Egerie Motorcycle and Age of Glory
This latest testament to the W’s charm comes out of Lyon, France. It’s a no-fuss 2002-model W650, and a collaboration between friends Nicolas and Sebastien, who run the custom workshop Egerie Motorcycle and apparel brand Age of Glory respectively.

They first met two years ago, at a flat track race, and quickly realized they had a lot to talk about.…

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