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2014 Kawasaki W800

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The Kawasaki W800 offered a perfect mix of old school style and modern technologies. Its classic café racer look is underlined by the classy fuel tank, the traditional frame design and the long seat with thick, ribbed padding.

At the heart of the Kawasaki W800 sits a 773 cc, air cooled, 4 stroke vertical twin engine which generates a maximum power of 35 KW (48 PS) at 6,500 rpm and 60 NM (6.1 Kgf.M) of torque at 2,500 rpm. The engine transfers its power to the rear wheel through a five speed transmission and is fueled by a 14 liters fuel tank.

The motorcycle also features a 5-way adjustable clutch lever and a 4-way adjustable brake lever which enable riders to fine-tune lever position.
The Kawasaki W800 is offered with a base price of €8.326.

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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.

Instrumentation

Kawasaki W800

Traditional instrumentation includes individual speedometer and tachometer with classic display. A multi-function LCD screen incorporates an odometer, tripmeter, and clock.

Adjustable levers

Kawasaki W800

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

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.

Rear shock absorbers

Kawasaki W800

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

"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.

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.

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.

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.

Large headlamp

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

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.

Front brake

Single 300 mm front disc brake offers sure stopping power.

Specifications

Engine typeAir-cooled, 4-stroke Vertical Twin
Displacement773 cm³
Bore x stroke77.0 x 83.0 mm
Compression ratio8.4:1
Maximum power35 KW (48 PS) / 6,500 rpm
Maximum torque60 N•m (6.1 kgf•m) / 2,500 rpm
Valve/Induction systemSOHC, 8 valves
Fuel systemFuel injection: ø34 mm x 2 with sub-throttles
IgnitionDigital
StartingElectric
LubricationForced lubrication, wet sump
Transmission5-speed, return
Final DriveSealed chain
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)
ClutchWet multi-disc, manual
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°
Brakes, front Type:Single 300 mm disc Caliper: Twin-piston
Brakes, rear Type:Drum, 160 mm
Suspension, front39 mm telescopic fork
Suspension, rearTwin shocks Spring preload: 5-way
Dimensions (L x W x H)2,190 x 790 x 1,075 mm
Wheelbase1,465 mm
Ground Clearance125 mm
Fuel capacity14 litres
Seat height790 mm
Curb Mass217 kg
ColorMetallic Nocturne Blue
Price€8.326



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