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What if … Kawasaki had built a scrambler?

What if … Kawasaki had built a scrambler?

Kawasaki W650 scrambler by Mark Huang
Think of a classic scrambler, and a Triumph desert sled probably comes to mind. BSA and Matchless also made pretty good scramblers, and Honda had its CL series. But the other Japanese marques were noticeably absent.

This stunning W650 hints at the missed opportunity. What if Kawasaki had got down and dirty with its W series in the 60s and 70s? Machines that, after all, were copies of a BSA.

Kawasaki W650 scrambler by Mark Huang
This thoroughly hoon-able W650 scrambler is the work of Mark Huang, who runs a moto parts business in Taipei, Taiwan. He does small custom jobs month-to-month and a couple of full builds every year.

This scrambler is based on a 2004-model W650, and is packing a lot more custom work than you’d think.…

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