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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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.
Traditional instrumentation includes individual speedometer and tachometer with classic display. A multi-function LCD screen incorporates an odometer, tripmeter, and clock.
5-way adjustable clutch lever and 4-way adjustable brake lever enable riders to fine-tune lever position.
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
Dual rear shock absorbers, adjustable for spring preload, offer a smooth ride and clean look.
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.
"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.
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 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.
Single 300 mm front disc brake offers sure stopping power.
|Engine type||Air-cooled, 4-stroke Vertical Twin|
|Bore x stroke||77.0 x 83.0 mm|
|Maximum power||35 KW (48 PS) / 6,500 rpm|
|Maximum torque||60 N•m (6.1 kgf•m) / 2,500 rpm|
|Valve/Induction system||SOHC, 8 valves|
|Fuel system||Fuel injection: ø34 mm x 2 with sub-throttles|
|Lubrication||Forced lubrication, wet sump|
|Final Drive||Sealed chain|
|Primary reduction ratio||2.095 (88/42)|
|Gear ratios: 1st||2.353 (40/17)|
|Gear ratios: 2nd||1.591 (35/22)|
|Gear ratios: 3rd||1.240 (31/25)|
|Gear ratios: 4th||1.000 (28/28)|
|Gear ratios: 5th||0.852 (23/27)|
|Final reduction ratio||2.467 (37/15)|
|Clutch||Wet multi-disc, manual|
|Frame type||Double-cradle, high-tensile steel|
|Rake/Trail||27° / 108 mm|
|Wheel travel, front||130 mm|
|Wheel travel, rear||106 mm|
|Tyre, front||100/90-19M/C (57H)|
|Tyre, rear||130/80-18M/C (66H)|
|Steering angle, left / right||37° / 37°|
|Brakes, front Type:||Single 300 mm disc Caliper: Twin-piston|
|Brakes, rear Type:||Drum, 160 mm|
|Suspension, front||39 mm telescopic fork|
|Suspension, rear||Twin shocks Spring preload: 5-way|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||2,190 x 790 x 1,075 mm|
|Ground Clearance||125 mm|
|Fuel capacity||14 litres|
|Seat height||790 mm|
|Curb Mass||217 kg|
|Color||Metallic Nocturne Blue|