2012 Kawasaki W800

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The Kawasaki W800 offers a perfect mix between a retro style and modern technologies.

The bike features a tasty, old schools design which consists of smooth curves and long, straight lines. The retro style is also enhanced by the well polished, air cooled engine which has a Vertical Twin configuration. We also need to send a shout at the rounded fuel tank which is combined with a long, comfortable seat with thick, ribbed padding.

To increase the classic look of the bike, Kawasaki equipped it with a traditional instrumentation which includes individual speedometer and tachometer and a multi-function LCD screen which incorporates odometer, tripmeter and clock. There is also a full range of indicator lamps which includes an FI warning lamp, dual turn signal indicators, low fuel level indicator, high beam indicator, neutral indicator, and oil pressure warning lamp.

The ride quality is assured by dual rear shock absorbers, adjustable for spring preload.

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Overview Kawasaki W800

Kawasaki W800

Mixing high tech with heritage in one seductive retro package. Retro style single seat and bikini cowling in bike color give the W800 Cafe Style classic features. Single seat and bikini cowl are also available for W800 and W800 Special Edition.

Feature of W800

Elegant muffler design

Simple, elegant muffler design comprises smooth curves and long, straight lines. Peashooter-style silencers with slim chambers and long tailpipes add a vintage touch.

Classic-styled Engine

Building a beautiful engine” was a key concept when designing the new air-cooled Vertical Twin. The classic-styled engine is lightweight, simple and a joy to behold. Iconic bevel-gear-driven cam adds beauty to the cylinder head while contributing to the engine’s classical appearance.

"W" styling

Voluptuous fuel tank finished in high-quality paint contributes to the W800’s aura of functional elegance. Newly designed tank emblems, finished in chrome, contribute to the high quality appearance.

Seat

Long, comfortable seat with thick, ribbed padding has plenty of room for rider and passenger. Urethane at the front of the seat was shaped to facilitate the reach to the ground. Piping around the edge of the seat follows the line between the rider and passenger’s legs to ensure it does not cut into the rider’s thighs when stopped.

Details

As much as possible, plastic was eschewed in favour of metal. The result is a feeling of authentic quality that can only be obtained from the solid feel of metal parts.

Instrumentation

Traditional instrumentation includes individual speedometer and tachometer with classic display. A multi-function LCD screen incorporates an odometer, tripmeter, and clock. A full range of indicator lamps includes an FI warning lamp, dual turn signal indicators, low fuel level indicator, high beam indicator, neutral indicator, and oil pressure warning lamp.

Adjustable levers

5-way adjustable clutch lever and 4-way adjustable brake lever enable riders to fine-tune lever position.

Rear shock absorbers

Dual rear shock absorbers, adjustable for spring preload, offer a smooth ride and clean look.

Front brake

Single 300 mm front disc brake offers sure stopping power.

Traditionally styled front fork

Traditionally styled front fork uses rubber gaitors to protect the fork tubes and ensure long fork seal life. Outer tubes have a buffed finish, which contributes to the light looking front end.

Large headlamp

Large headlamp is offset wonderfully by the speedometer and tachometer and simple console.

Feature of W800 Cafe Style

Kawasaki W800

Bikini cowl

Cafe-style classic sports fairing in bike color with windshield. On W800 and W800 Special Edition

Single seat

Black Cafe-Racer style seat for that authentic look. On W800 and W800 Special Edition

Emblem on tank

The look of love. Every time you look down you can see the unique Kawasaki Special Edition logo. (On W800 Special Edition)

Black engine parts

Contrast and compare. The W800 Special Edition shines thanks to a black engine and clever highlights. (On W800 Special Edition)

Matt black exhaust

Talk softly, but speak strong. Cool matt black exhausts sound good and add subtle streetwise character. (Chrome on W800, black on W800 Special Edition).

Wheel rims

Gold style anodising, just one subtle way the W800 Special Edition stands apart from the crowd. (Silver on W800, Gold on W800 Special Edition)

Feature of W800 Special Edition

Kawasaki W800

Wheel rims

Gold style anodising, just one subtle way the W800 Special Edition stands apart from the crowd.

Matt black exhaust

Talk softly, but speak strong. Cool matt black exhausts sound good and add subtle streetwise character.

Black engine parts

Contrast and compare. The W800 Special Edition shines thanks to an air-cooled black vertical twin engine and clever highlights. Iconic bevel-gear-driven cam adds classic beauty to the engine.

Emblem on tank

The look of love. Every time you look down you can see the unique Kawasaki Special Edition logo.

Specifications

Kawasaki W800
Fuel systemFuel injection:φ34 mm x 2 with sub-throttles
IgnitionDigital
StartingElectric
LubricationForced lubrication, wet sump
Engine typeAir-cooled, 4-stroke Vertical Twin
Displacement773 cm³
Bore x stroke77.0 x 83.0 mm
Compression ratio8.4:1
Valve/Induction systemSOHC, 8 valves
ClutchWet multi-disc, manual
Primary reduction ratio2.095 (88/42)
Gear ratios: 1st2.353 (40/17)
Gear ratios: 2nd1.591 (35/22)
Gear ratios: 3rd1.240 (31/25)
Gear ratios: 4th1.000 (28/28)
Gear ratios: 5th0.852 (23/27)
Final reduction ratio2.467 (37/15)
Transmission5-speed, return
Final DriveChain
Frame typeDouble-cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake/Trail27° / 108 mm
Wheel travel,front 130 mm
Wheel travel,rear 106 mm
Tyre, front100/90-19M/C 57H
Tyre, rear130/80-18M/C 66H
Steering angle, left / right37° / 37°
Suspension, front39 mm telescopic fork
Suspension, rearTwin shocks Spring preload: 5-way
Brakes, frontType: Single 300 mm disc Caliper: Twin-piston
Brakes, rearType: Drum, 160 mm
Dimensions (L x W x H)2,190 x 790 x 1,075 mm
Ground Clearance125 mm
Wheelbase1,465 mm
Seat height790 mm
Fuel capacity14 litres
Curb Mass217 kg
Maximum power35 KW (48 PS) / 6,500 rpm
Maximum torque60 Nm (6.1 kgf-m) / 2,500 rpm

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