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The Kawsasaki W2 is a 650cc, twin cylinder, four stroke, street motorcycle manufactured by Kawasaki from 1968 through 1970.

Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Meguro purchased their motor and transmission assemblies from Kawasaki Heavy Industries. Kawasaki eventually purchased Meguro in the early 1960s and inherited this motorcycle design. Influenced greatly by the BSA A7/A10 series twins, it was extremely well constructed and was one of the first large capacity machines to come out of Japan.

Looking much like a Triumph Bonneville T140 or BSA Thunderbolt, the styling gave way to an updated Kawsasaki line of two stroke motorcycles which sold very well.

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1967 W2SS

1967 Kawasaki W2SS

1968-1970 W2SS

1969 Kawasaki W2SS in Red
1969 Kawasaki W2SS in Red
1969 Kawasaki W2SS in Red
1969 Kawasaki W2SS in Red
1969 Kawasaki W2SS in Red


  • 650 cc
  • Four-stroke, 2 Cylinder
  • Over Head Valve
  • 4-Speed Return Shift
  • Maximum Horsepower: 53 HP @7,000 rpm
  • Spark Plug: NGK B7ES
  • Tire Size
  • Front: 3.25H-18 4PR
  • Rear: 3.50H-18 4PR
  • Color
    • Fuel Tank: Black, Candy Red, Candy Blue
    • Front Fender: Stainless steel
  • Engine No.: W1E-00001-
  • Frame No.: W1F-00001-
  • Parts Catalogue No. : 99995- 1 10
  • Shop Manual No.: 99995-214
  • Remarks: Developed version of the W 1SS. Performance upgraded, and instruments separated from the headlight housing.

1969 W2TT

The Kawasaki W2TT used a dual exhaust system which was located on the left side. This gave the W2TT the appearance of a Tourist Trophy bike.

1969 Kawasaki W2TT

  • 650 cc
  • Four-stroke, 2 Cylinder
  • Over Head Valve
  • 4-Speed Return Shift
  • Maximum Horsepower: 53 HP @7,000 rpm
  • Spark Plug: NGK B7ES
  • Tire Size
  • Front: 3.25H-184PR
  • Rear: 3.50H-18 4PR
  • Color
    • Fuel Tank: Candy Red, Candy Blue, Pastel Blue
    • Front Fender: Stainless steel
  • Engine No.: W 1 E-00001-
  • Frame No.: W1F-00001-
  • Parts Catalogue No.: 99995-110
  • Shop Manual No.: 99995-214
  • Remarks: Touring version of the W2TT. Can be identified by the twin mufflers on the left.

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