Return of the Classic
In 2019 after nearly a three year absence, Kawasaki decided to revive the W800. Celebrating the 50 year history of the name, new model is closely styled after the cult classic motorcycle. The devotion to the retro style is as absolute as it is effective. This motorcycle truly looks and sounds like a vintage classic with its gorgeous body work, two side exhausts and air cooled vertical twin cylinder, single overhead valve engine producing respectable 47bhp, and hefty 63nm of torque at as little as 4800 rpm.
Following the theme of adoptiong old themes to the modern world, Kawasaki brought the old school style handlebars and seat punctuating the feel of a classic bike. Bringing you as close as possible to the feel of a classic motorcycle. On the other hand, what becomes immediately apparent as soon as you sling your leg over the bike and sit behind the beautiful controls of the W800 is just how light and agile the bike feels. Ensuring you with modern build techniques and modern motorcycle quality.
Make no mistake, this is very much a modern machine, with high quality components, a meticulous high quality finish that Kawasaki is known for and brimming with modern technology.
Unlike the previous iterations, new W800 boasts full LED headlight, ABS governing new and effective 320mm single front disc and 270mm single rear disc break, both utilising powerful twin piston callipers. Ensuring the bike goes and stops as well as it looks.
The Kawasaki W800 comes with a two year unlimited mileage warranty. Please talk to our staff to find out more about the Kawasaki factory warranty extension to four years that is available or have a look at the warranty tab on this page.
Have a look at the Kawasaki W800 Cafe, it too is a stunning new version
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Round LED Headlamp
A blend of retro and modern designs, the large ø170 mm LED headlamp casts a bright, white light for great night-time visibility. It features six chambers (four for low-beam, two for high-beam). Position lamps in the highbeam chambers ensure the whole lamp appears lit, like a retro-style bulb headlamp. Details like a convex lens and chromed headlamp ring add to the high-quality, classic design.
A larger diameter front fork with stiffer springs, more rigid lower triple-clamp and stiffer rear shock complement the more rigid new frame.
Crafted Exhaust Note Emphasising 360º Crankshaft
The twin mufflers were carefully tuned to bring out the characteristic note of the Vertical Twin’s 360o crankshaft engine configuration, a configuration maintained from Kawasaki’s original W – creating a hearty roar to complement every twist of the throttle.
Iconic 773 cm3 Vertical Twin Engine
Long-stroke engine tuned for low-mid range performance delivers plenty of torquey feel-good power. The rich engine pulse reminds riders that they are piloting a Twin engine machine. Fuel injection delivers clean, efficient, hassle-free operation.
18″ Front & Rear Spoked Wheels
While maintaining the vintage ride feel of a true classic machine, 18” wheels both front and rear contribute to handling slightly sportier than that of the original W800.
Classic Upright Riding Style
W800 Street’s classic upright-style handlebar brings the riders hands up and back in a position reminiscent of the W1.
Separate speedometer and tachometer are complemented by a simple LCD screen and a complete set of indicator lamps.
Sculpted Fuel Tank
The voluptuous curves of the fuel tank naturally draw the eye, making it another key styling element. Its larger volume gives it more presence, creating a more powerful impression than its predecessor.
Low Profile Seat
Long, low-profile tuck & roll seat has plenty of room for the W800 Street 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 adds to the retro image.
Greater Stopping Power
Stronger stopping power comes care of a larger-diameter ø320 mm front disc paired with a ø270 mm rear disc