Custom Kawasaki W800 Crosser - Designed by MRS Oficina

Bike builders MRS Oficina have turned their hand to a Kawasaki W800 Crosser - it’s stunning.

KAWASAKI decided to commission custom bike builders, MRS Oficina, to build their rendition of the W800, and ended up putting together a real thing of beauty.

MRS Oficina are based in Paris and work closely with Kawasaki France, who gave them the mission of designing and putting together their vision of what the W800 could be. Given the freedom of budget and style, they have given it a fresh look that really would turn heads on the street - not bad for a motorcycle model that is otherwise pretty straightforward.

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The custom W800 crosser retains it’s parallel twin 773cc motor, so it will still output around 48bhp and 63Nm of torque, but the exhaust system was radically changed and shortened to give it a lovely little scrambler look - but apparently still includes some DB killers for a slightly quieter ride.

Custom W800 Crosser Spec

The steel double-looped frame also remains from the original W800, and is for the most part standard, aside from the adjustments made to fit the additional fuel tank under the seat.

Some of the main changes made by MRS Oficina are: The swingarm is slightly shortened and crafted with aluminium, the cockpit has been picked apart with only the starter button and kill switch remaining, the tank is shortened and narrowed (with an additional tank placed under the seat to make up for lost volume), and twin Öhlins dampers make an appearance at the rear with inverted Showa forks from the KX450F at the front.

For the paintwork, which alongside the upholstery does not contribute to the 400 man hours spent on putting this crosser together, MRS Oficina took inspiration from the KX500 of the 1980s. The number 1 used on the plates is in reference to Eli Tomac, Kawasaki team rider in the AMA Supercross Championship.

All things considered, the utmost care has been taken to make sure this scrambler really does look the part as a modern classic crosser. Whilst it may never make a commercial appearance on the roads, it certainly is a thing of beauty. Hats off to you, MRS Oficina.

Image credit: Jean Francois Muguet

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