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Dötsch-Kawasaki W 650 Flat Tracker

Twin tracker

From the Kawasaki W. In 650 Bruno Dötsch has already created a bewitchingly beautiful scrambler (MOTORRAD 4/2006) and a classy café racer. Now the 50-year-old Thuringian shows in the "Flat Tracker" that the Japanese parallel twin is also suitable as a homage to the US Flat Track racing series.

In contrast to the Scrambler and Café Racer, this creation looks less perfectionistic and certainly not like a potential old-timer.
As is the case when disc brakes, cast wheels and upside-down forks are clearly modern. They stand in contrast to classically inspired, almost antiquated technology such as cooling fins, kickstarter and vertical shaft. The smallest mini indicators meet the chrome lamp and the massive front fender. They give the wiry hermaphrodite a masculine aura. Slim and slim. Only the extra-wide, high and cranked handlebars stand out.
The pilot, which is somewhat restricted in his freedom of movement, puts his feet on solid rubber pegs, parks his knees at a right angle next to the extremely narrow twelve-liter tank of a blessed SR 500. And plants his buttocks on the thin , but wide and well-padded bench. Bruno Dötsch operated it out of a Harley and crossed it with his ultra-slim tail. Has something. Except for a pillion seat, despite the rudimentary rest for one passenger.
The black lacquered long-stroke takes up work as soon as you step. The pistons, which are 72 millimeters thick, have a stroke of 83 millimeters at each dead center. Dötsch has the electric starter
eliminated. If so, then already. Has the choke been pushed back a little early after a cold start? Never mind. Then the twin bubbles with 600 tours in idle, without any complaints. The 650 runs smoothly extremely early and is pretty beefy for 50 series horsepower from the very bottom. Even with the engine warm, you can shift up a gear at 3000 rpm with pleasure.
When the accelerator is released, the Supertrapp exhausts, which are unduly loud at the top, fire a crackling drumfire. Their adaptation to carburetors like air filters doesn’t seem quite
to have succeeded. With every upshift, the performance drops sharply. And somewhere up there lurks a small torque hole before the twin bravely turns on…
Tea Wilbers suspension struts are designed to be crisp and firm. The fully adjustable upside-down fork from an unnamed Japanese super athlete springs softer. It was difficult work to adapt them together with new bridges to the old, less rigid tubular steel frame. In long curves, there is sometimes a lot of stirring in the framework, not untypical for the W 650.
Modern radial tires, Bridgestone BT 014 in the formats 120/70 ZR 17 and 160/60 ZR 17, ensure more grip than one would expect from the sturdy flat tracker. Indeed
require a surprising amount of effort to change lean angles quickly. About the fat tail flap in the standard swing arm
To make room, a different sprocket and a narrower chain will do the job. The braking force of the front falls almost too brutally
Four-piston fixed calipers. Is it a men’s motorcycle after all? in mini format. And the original parts? Land on ebay. tsr

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