The magic num­ber

3-DOM is a W400 from Lon­don’s Un­ti­tled Mo­tor­cy­cles that’s clean, sharp and hot as hell

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De La Soul told us three was the magic num­ber and it seems that rubbed off on the owner of this cus­tomised W800 when they briefed Un­ti­tled Mo­tor­cy­cles on the 3-DOM. The Kawasaki W400 was never of­fi­cially im­ported into the UK, although visu­ally its nearly iden­ti­cal to the ven­er­a­ble W650. To be­gin with the en­gine and gear­box were stripped and re­built, then the wheels were pow­der coated and shod with a pair of Avons.

To achieve the clean look they were af­ter, the air­box, the bat­tery and all the usual un­der­seat gub­bins were ditched, and re­placed with a bat­tery box un­der the seat. The elec­tron­ics were the hard­est part, as tuck­ing them away neatly is easy but do­ing it in such a way as to make them ac­ces­si­ble when needed can be a challenge.

To keep that su­per-clean theme through­out the en­tire bike, gone too are the speedo and tacho.

What does the new owner think? He loves it, but does ad­mit the ex­hausts do leave his ears a bit bat­tered.

It’s built around the sweet-run­ning W400 com­plete with retro bevel drives

Light is more look than per­for­mance

En­gine from the W650’s lit­tle brother

The build’s all about clean lines

Not too much to switch on and off

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