1968 Kawasaki W2SS

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The 1968 Kawasaki W2SS used a combined speedometer/tach unit with a chrome/painted tank. Bikes were available in blue, red and black. These bikes competed with Triumph and BSA for market share but were never a big seller.

Kawasaki sold the W1/W2 bikes in the USA from 1966-1969 and they continued to sell them in other countries until about 1975. The last few years it was called the W3 and had a left hand shift and right hand brake.

Here are some additional details about the 1968 Kawasaki W2SS:

  • Engine: 624cc, air-cooled, parallel twin
  • Horsepower: 53 hp
  • Transmission: 4-speed manual
  • Top speed: 100 mph
  • Weight: 399 lbs
  • Fuel capacity: 4.0 US gal
  • Price: $1,295 USD (1968)

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