Studio Motor Kawasaki Ninja 650 Motorcycle Gives A Reliable Commuter a Facelift
Studio Motor started off documenting custom vehicles in 2008, with their passion for Kustom Kulture leading them to branch out into building custom cars and motorcycles in 2014. Their latest project sees them take on the Kawasaki ER-6N (or Ninja 650), setting out to refresh the Ninja 650’s aesthetic, leading to the creation of the Studio Motor Kawasaki Ninja 650.
Japanese manufacturer Kawasaki Motorcycles needs no introduction, with their Ninja 650 making for a popular commuter bike due to its reliability and affordability. However, the visual component of the Ninja 650 is somewhat lacking, prompting Studio Motor to turn their discerning eye for customisation upon it; a twin parallel engine and functionally-designed chassis really deserves an exterior to match.
Studio Motor ditched the front-end of the Kawasaki Ninja 650 in favour of an Ohlins Front End from Ducati and opted for a custom subframe which allowed Studio Motor to place the battery and electronics housing underneath. Brembo calipers on each end atop a double Sunstar disc setup provide the bike with a visually-pleasing hint of gold, while boasting some impressive braking power.
The unibody style and bodywork on the Studio Motor Kawasaki Ninja 650 Motorcycle showcase the in-house team’s impressive metalworking. Crafted from a 3.2mm aluminium plate and finished off with dark grey paint from Sikkens, the resultant bike is sleek, with just a hint of edge; definitely a major step up from the ER-6N.