Nut Kwaka

Nut Kwaka

Taking inspiration from American choppers of the 60's and 70's, and the vibrant custom scene of Japan, this custom W650 is an ode to the East and West.

This bike has had many different lives since hitting Sydney's shores in a shipping container in 2008. Starting out as a fairly stock W650 it received the Deus "Bobbersaki treatment" where it was stripped of any decency, receiving a Hardtail, Peanut tank and 21"/17" wheel conversion. This is how it sat for years with its owner. 

After almost 10 years Jeremy purchased the motorcycle back and had grand plans, which took the form of a Japanese bobber cross drag bike with low handlebars, SR500 tank and a Ski-doo turbo forcing air into the guts of the W. 

Alas life gets in the way and that's when a new owner came into the picture. After taking ownership of the bike from Jeremy, his vision for the bike started to take form- An American style Japanese bobber.

The wheels were taken from 21"/17" down to 16"/16" to affirm the bobber stance. The triple clamps couldn't accommodate the width of the front wheel so DNA customs CNC'd wider billet clamps and headlight mount. The SR500 Tank was ditched for a Sportster tank, and a sissy bar fabbed by Hypnic Jerk. 

The drag style bars Jeremy had on the bob were replaced with a set of rabbit bars that cascade beautifully from the top of the fork caps, with internal wiring to the mini switches. The Frame (aside from the obvious hardtail hanging off the back) was shaved with the boxed-in neck being exposed to look more chopper than stock. 

The final ten percent of the bike is where the Nut Kwaka really came into its own. The paint, courtesy of Juds Custom Paint, was finished in a cream with black and green gradient. The wheel nipples, seat springs, throttle housing, ignition switch, fuel tap (you get the point) were all finished in brushed brass and pop off the powder coated frame wheels.