Retro Review of the 2000 Kawasaki W650-From The Archives

The hot Japanese two-strokes hadn't arrived in force yet, and you could shrug off Harley-Davidson's iron as overpriced, underpowered, overweight and unreliable. The big strong 750 Brit bikes-Enfields, Matchlesses and Nortons-were pretty rare on the West Coast, and they, like BSA's 650s, seemed as likely to shake themselves apart as to embarrass the Japanese middleweights.


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