Return of the Classic

In 2019 after nearly a three year absence, Kawasaki have decided to revive the W800, accompanied with the stylish W800 Cafe variant. Celebrating the 50 year history of the name, the 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, front cowling, 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. 

In order to bring the feel and look of a proper classic café racer, Kawasaki has equipped the W800 Cafe with clip on inspired handlebars, emphasising the spirit of a retro racer. Bringing you as close as possible to the feel of a classic racing 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 cafe is just how light and agile the bike feels. Reassuring you with modern build techniques and quality.

Make no mistake, this is very much a modern machine, with high quality components, meticulously finished and with all the technology that Kawasaki is known for. 

Unlike the previous iterations, new W800 Cafe 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 Cafe 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 Street, it too is a stunning new version

Want to know more? Give us a call on 01508 471919 and book a road test. The experience will tell you everything you need to know.

Why not take a look at our Accesorise my Kawasaki page where you can search for and buy genuine Kawasaki accessories for your W800 Cafe.

Accessorise My Kawasaki

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.

Enhanced Suspension

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.

Traditional Instrumentation

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.

Twin Seat

W800 Cafe features a stylish two-person Cafe seat designed for comfort and sporty good looks.

Greater Stopping Power

Stronger stopping power comes care of a larger-diameter ø320 mm front disc paired with a ø270 mm rear disc

Accessories Range

A number of Kawasaki genuine accessories allow riders to customise the W800 Cafe's classic looks or offer added comfort or convenience.




Instruments Analogue display
Warranty 2 years unlimited mileage
Service Interval 12 months / 7500 miles
Valve Clearance 15000 miles


Frame Double-cradle, high-tensile steel
Wheelbase 1,465 mm
Rake 27°
Trail 94 mm
Front Suspension 41 mm telescopic fork
Front Wheel 18"
Front Wheel Travel 130mm
Front Brake Single 320 mm disc Caliper: Twin-piston
Front Tyre 100/90-18M/C 56H
Rear Suspension Twin shocks Spring preload: 5-way
Rear Wheel 18"
Rear Wheel Travel 107mm
Rear Brake Single 270mm disc Caliper: Twin Piston
Rear Tyre 130/80-18M/C 66H
Fuel Capacity 15 litres
Dry Weight
Wet Weight 221kg
Seat Height 770 mm
Max Height 1,075 mm
Max Length 2,180 mm


Type Air-cooled, 4-stroke Vertical Twin
Displacement 773
Bore And Stroke 77.0 x 83.0 mm
Compression Ratio 8.4:1
Power 35 KW (48 PS) / 6,000 rpm
Torque 62.9 N.m (6.4 kgf-m) / 4,800 rpm
Fuel Delivery Fuel injection:φ34 mm x 2 with sub-throttles
Exhaust 2-1
Emissions Euro 4
Gearbox 5-speed
Ratio 1=(40/17) 2=(35/22) 3=(31/25) 4=(28/28) 5=(23/27)
Primary Drive 2.095 (88/42)
Final Drive Chain
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual

Ready to get on the road

or want to find out more?

Book a road test online on your new motorcycle today or get in touch on 01508 471919 (Select Option 1 for Sales)

Accessorise your Kawasaki motorcycle

Find accessories for your Kawasaki with our online tool.