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Pink Thing: A low-ridin’ Kawasaki W800 from 2LOUD

Pink Thing: A low-ridin’ Kawasaki W800 from 2LOUD

2LOUD Custom's low-ridin' Kawasaki W800
If you’re after a cute little bobbed street tracker, you’d be hard pressed to find a better donor than the Kawasaki W800. Right out of the box it has a great stance, it’s relatively easy to hack around, and its punchy air-cooled motor is a work of art.

The W800 is also pretty compact. Weight-wise it’s in the same ballpark as the Triumph Street Twin—but a lot of that weight is comes from parts like bulky mufflers and massive chromed fenders. And those are usually the first things to get binned.

2LOUD Custom's low-ridin' Kawasaki W800
The odds are stacked even more in your favor if the guy working on your Kawasaki is ‘Max’ Ma Yicheng. Based in Taipei, Taiwan—like Rough Crafts—Max runs 2LOUD Custom and has a talent for metal shaping and finding a great line.…

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