Kawasaki has updated the W650 retro standard with more displacement and a refined style but it’s only available in Japan, so far, and based on the W650’s poor sales when it was available in the US in 1999 and 2000, the new version may not make it here at all.
This is one of those bikes that lots of riders will say, bring it here and I’ll buy one, but if it ever did get here, would they follow through? It looks like a really sweet bike and for lots of folks, it would be a great all purpose ride.
The 48 horsepower 5 speed comes with and without the cafe style fairing and they have lots of appearance options including a cafe style seat. Colors are black, gold and green, I think I’m partial to the gold, myself. Very nice bike.