2013 Kawasaki W800

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The Kawasaki W800 is a pretty basic motorcycle that features a retro style mixed with modern features and a small dose of adrenaline.

As far as design is concerned, the Kawasaki W800 comes with a voluptuous fuel tank combined with newly designed emblems, lots of chrome, a big headlight and a long, comfortable seat with thick, ribbed padding.

We also need to send a shout at the beautiful, classic-styled engine that gives the motorcycle an iconic look. In terms of power, the air-cooled, 4-stroke, vertical twin unit develops a maximum output of 48 PS at 6,500 rpm and 60 Nm of torque at 2,500 rpm. The engine is fed by a 14 liters fuel tank and its power is kept in leash by a five speed transmission.

The Kawasaki W800 can be yours for not less than £ 6,899.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Kawasaki W800.

Overview

Kawasaki W800

Mixing high tech with heritage in one seductive retro package, the W800, with classic, class leading features, makes sound, simple sense in a complicated motorcycling world.

Elegant muffler design

Kawasaki W800

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

Kawasaki W800

"Building a beautiful engine" was a key concept when designing the 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

Kawasaki W800

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

Kawasaki W800

Long, comfortable seat with thick, ribbed padding has plenty of room for rider and passenger. Urethane at the front of the seat is 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 at a halt.

Details

Kawasaki W800

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

Kawasaki W800

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

Kawasaki W800

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

Rear shock absorbers

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

Front brake

Kawasaki W800

Single 300 mm front disc brake offers sure stopping power.

Traditionally styled front fork

Kawasaki W800

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

Kawasaki W800

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

Specifications

Kawasaki W800
Fuel systemFuel injection:f34 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
Clutch Wetmulti-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, front130 mm
Wheel travel, rear106 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
Dimensions (L x W x H)2,180 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 N.m (6.1 kgf-m) / 2,500 rpm
MSRP£ 6,899

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