MOTO HACK: W650 Customization Designed to Make Long Distance Touring Fun

Customized Motorcycle

Introducing the custom motorcycles that have been submitted to the Webike Community "MOTO HACK Custom Motorcycle Contest" campaign!

Meet the custom motorcycle of Kosamu who rides the W650.

Motorcycle and self-introduction


When I was in college, I fell in love with a Honda Dream 50 at first sight and borrowed money from my parents to buy a new motorcycle. Next, I fell in love with an Ihatov I saw on the Internet. I bought it for 70,000 yen even though it was in shabby condition and tried to restore it by myself. Next, I thought it would be a shame not to ride a big motorcycle after I got my big motorcycle license, so I bought the last model of W650. I really wanted to get a W1 or something, but I learned a lot from Ihatov, so I decided to avoid old motorcycles. I learned that big motorcycles are much easier to ride over long distances, and here I am.

[Motorcycle Introduction]

This is the last model of W650. I had been riding it as an OEM motorcycle, but I got caught in a motorcycle and had to go to a repair shop. The price was enough to buy a new motorcycle, but I was so attached to it that I decided to fix it. At that time, I did a little customization. The tank was changed from brown to black.

Customization of the particulars

I want to get a DAIWA exhaust system, but it won't pass inspection, so I'm thinking about it.

[Points that I think are cool]
Classic feeling. I think it's a little bit of red on the black body.

[Points of change in performance]
I changed the rear suspension to KYB and it's much better.

Custom Points

Rear suspension: KYB
Fenders front and rear: DAYTONA
Brake hose: I forgot.
Side cover: DAYTONA
Blinkers: POSH
Engine guard: Kawasaki
Grabber: Kawasaki

This is a custom W650 with an OEM look. The motorcycle is designed for long-distance touring so it can be backed up on the side. Black and stainless steel were used for the whole. Red parts are used in some places to add color.

Customization that I want to do in the future

I want to change the exhaust system to a DAIWA loud one and the seat to a W1 style one.

Thanks for participating in our custom motorcycle contest, Kosamu! You will receive 500 points that can be used at Webike shopping!

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