Kawasaki Versys 650 Scrambler by Studio Motor

9 Mar
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It looks like Donny from Studio Motor just can’t get enough of it. I’ve featured quite a number of builds (check them out here, here, here and here) of this Indonesian masterbrewer and this is his latest build (well, not really, today he teased us with a picture of a Bonneville T100 Café Racer, more about that one later…).

This is bike, he calls The Jerk, is a Kawasaki Versys 650 Scrambler. Another, out of the box base bike we don’t see that much in this scene.

Kawasaki Versys 650 Scrambler

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The Versys 650 in stock trim is not that much of an exiting bike; it’s a tourer which brings you from A to B in a comfortable way. The Versys shares his platform and technology with his brothers the Ninja 650R and the ER6N. This last one was recently featured here: ER6N Café Racer.

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The stock exhaust was replaces with a custom 2 in 1 with a reverse megaphone muffler to empower the the sound of the parallel twin engine.

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Donny’s client brought in this 2013 model and wanted something special with a dual porpose: one for daily road usage and off road capabilites. This is exactly what a scrambler defines.

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To give the Versys 650 Scrambler a unique line, Donny created a custom gas tank out of 1.2mm galvanized steel, finished with a cool orange and silver styling, including a custom Studio Motor custom gas cap. The frame was cut at the back and a custom made tuck ‘n roll seat was fitted.

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The original handlebar was replaced with a Pro Taper fatbar, to create a relaxed, but also a more “hooligan style” riding position.

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Also some new rubber was fitted. For this bike Donny used Avon Distanzia’s: 120/70-17 on the front and 160/60-17 on the back rim. To give the bike a really unique look, the front was headlight got some special attention.

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