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Yes! A new build from our Dutch fellows of Wrench Kings! Last year they’ve shown us what they are capable of with their cool Honda GL500 Café Racer and this time a Kawasaki Z650 is turned into a cool bratstyle bike.

Kawasaki Z650 Bratstyle 2

Kawasaki Z650 Bratstyle

It started with a small question from one of their clients: “could you do some small mods on my ’78 Z650?”. Hell yeah! But why not do the whole bike? Ok! So the owner brought in 5 crates of parts…

Kawasaki Z650 Bratstyle 9

Kawasaki Z650 Bratstyle 8

The previous owner chopped up the bike and tried turning it into some kind of chopper and used a lot of steel. So getting this Kawa back to something rideable took some time.

Most important thing was to create a ride that is road legal and practical for normal use.

Kawasaki Z650 Bratstyle 3

Kawasaki Z650 Bratstyle 13

List of mods:

  • Frame and subframe powder coated in glossy gray
  • Handle bars, triple tree and all brackets are powder coated in glossy black
  • Blacked out engine look with new bolts everywhere
  • Custom sunset orange metallic paint job on the gas tank
  • Relocated side stand bracket and a new side stand
  • Relocated foot pegs (Tarrozi) with custom brake and gearshift link system
  • Tarrozi passenger foot pegs
  • Stainless steel, Dutch made exhaust damper
  • White exhaust wrap
  • Relocated electronics (new wiring loom with new waterproof connectors)
  • Custom (bolt on) battery box above the engine
  • Led ring head light
  • Daytone Velona speedo
  • “Hidden” rear light (led strip with rear light, brake light and indicator lights)
  • Very small indicator lights in front
  • New handle bar
  • New Biltwell grips
  • Brembo brake pump
  • New clutch lever
  • New seat
  • Bar end mirrors
  • Continental Trail Attack 2 tires
  • And of course a general service (New oil, filter, brake pads, brake oil, fork oil, etc.)

Kawasaki Z650 Bratstyle gallery

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By Published On: May 16, 2016Categories: Bratstyle0 Comments on Kawasaki Z650 Bratstyle by Wrench KingsTags: 1.9 min readViews: 434

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About the Author: Ron Betist

Ron Betist grew up with motorcycles with a father heading the Amsterdam motorcycle police force. He has been riding (legally) for over 40 years and motorcycles are his true passion. With a life-long career in marketing and sales he has a huge international network. He joined as a contributor at BikeBrewers in 2017 to spread his word about bikes with the rest of the world.

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