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 Street 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
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.
All new Kawasaki motorcycles and scooters come as standard with a 2 year unlimited mileage warranty and 12 months RAC cover.
Warranty Plus is an additional 2 year unlimited mileage Kawasaki Factory warranty extension of your original warranty. If it is taken out at the time of purchase of the motorcycle we are able to offer this at the preferential rates shown below giving you 4 years peace of mind.
Warranty Plus is transferrable both on private sale or in the event of a bike being traded in and will therefore enhance the value of your machine at this time.
There are no claims limits, no claims fees, no added paperwork.
Up to 850cc
Costs are inclusive of VAT of 20%
Please talk to a member of our sales team to organise this cover for you. 01508 471919
Kawasaki warrants products with extended warranty to be free of manufacturing defects for an additional 24 months from the expiry date of the original manufacturer's warranty. The following products can be covered for private use* only:
* Private use - a private user is defined as "any person who is acting for purposes which are not related to his trade, business or profession".
** Street-legal Motorcycles - only models sold as street legal by Kawasaki Motors UK may be covered.
If, within the extended warranty period, a failure occurs which is determined by Kawasaki to be caused by a manufacturing defect, Kawasaki will, at its discretion, arrange for the repair or replacement of the necessary parts at no cost to the customer. This can be carried out by any authorised Kawasaki Dealer. However, it is recommended that repairs and servicing are done by the original selling dealer who has a full history and knowledge of each product they have sold.
Note the following terms used throughout this document:
This warranty contains obligations and exclusions solely on the part of Kawasaki Motors Europe N.V. and not on the part of any dealer.
Nothing in this document shall be construed as an agency between Kawasaki and any of its authorised dealers or their staff.
Under current EU Consumer Law, customers have certain statutory rights contained within legislation governing the sale of goods to consumers (private users). This warranty does not in any way detract from or affect the statutory rights of the customer.
Kawasaki will not accept responsibility if, in its sole opinion, the part or parts require repair or replacement as a direct result of:
a) Alteration from standard specification in a manner, which affects the performance, durability or safety of the product or any of its component parts or genuine Kawasaki accessories, e.g.:
b) The use of lubricating oils, fuel or other fluids (including cleaning materials) which are not in accordance with the recommendations contained in the owner's manual.
c) Improper uses, improper repair (this includes fitting of non-genuine or 'pattern' parts), accidental or fire damage and contamination by or submergence in water.
d) Deterioration due to normal wear and tear in service. The warranty does not cover routine service adjustment or normal replacement of service items (such as oils, fluids, spark plugs and filters), or wear and tear items (such as batteries, brake and clutch friction materials, drive chains or belts and tyres, cables and bearings). However, such items are covered if replacement is required as a direct result of a manufacturing or material defect.
e) Any competitive racing or related use.
f) Any damage or consequential damage caused by accident or by owner's or operator's neglect or abuse.
g) Improper storage or deterioration from the elements.
The warranty may not apply if:
i) The periodic maintenance and servicing is not carried out by an authorised Kawasaki dealer at the appropriate intervals specified in the relevant owner's manual. Evidence of this servicing must be produced, if requested, at the time of any warranty claim. It is the owner's responsibility to ensure the service record book is kept up to date by the servicing dealer. It is advisable also to keep copies of any service or repair invoices in case the book is lost.
ii) Any problem experienced is not reported to a Kawasaki Dealer within a reasonable time or the motorcycle is not properly inspected by that dealer. The owner should take all possible steps to prevent further damage as soon as any problem is apparent. Any consequential damage that is caused by the continued use of the product after a problem has been identified may not be covered by this warranty.
The warranty covers private use only. The warranty will not apply if the unit is used for any business or commercial purpose.
The following items are not covered:
In the event of a breakdown it is the owner's responsibility to ensure the product is taken to an authorised Kawasaki Dealer for attention. Kawasaki will not be responsible for recovery costs or any other costs associated with the transportation of a product to a Kawasaki Dealer.
The extended warranty plan can be transferred to subsequent private owners of the covered product at no cost. Applications can be made by using the warranty transfer form in the warranty booklet or through any Kawasaki dealer.
The plan may be cancelled and a refund made in full at the purchaser's request within 30 days of purchase. An administration fee of £17 will be deducted from the refund.
A refund will also be considered after the start of the extended warranty period in case of theft or total loss due to an accident. In these cases the refund will be made upon the following basis:
This right to cancel is in addition to and does not in any way detract from or affect the statutory rights of the customer. Any refunds will be made by Kawasaki UK after application to and approval by Kawasaki.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stronger stopping power comes care of a larger-diameter ø320 mm front disc paired with a ø270 mm rear disc
|Warranty||2 years unlimited mileage|
|Service Interval||12 months / 7500 miles|
|Valve Clearance||15000 miles|
|Frame||Double-cradle, high-tensile steel|
|Front Suspension||41 mm telescopic fork|
|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 Travel||107mm|
|Rear Brake||Single 270mm disc Caliper: Twin Piston|
|Rear Tyre||130/80-18M/C 66H|
|Fuel Capacity||15 litres|
|Seat Height||770 mm|
|Max Height||1,075 mm|
|Max Length||2,180 mm|
|Type||Air-cooled, 4-stroke Vertical Twin|
|Bore and Stroke||77.0 x 83.0 mm|
|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|
|Ratio||1=(40/17) 2=(35/22) 3=(31/25) 4=(28/28) 5=(23/27)|
|Primary Drive||2.095 (88/42)|
|Clutch||Wet multi-disc, manual|
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Seastar Superbikes at registered address The Garage, Ipswich Road, Newton Flotman, Norwich, Norfolk. NR15 1PN is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FRN: 665750. All finance is subject to status and income and is only available to UK residents aged 18 and over. Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) is only available through Manufacturers Finance schemes which are a trading style of Black Horse Ltd, St William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 5BH. Finance figures are applicable at time of print and are subject to change. Representative example based on annual mileage shown above. With a Personal Contract Purchase you have the option at the end of the agreement to: (1) Return the motorcycle and not pay the Optional Final Repayment. If the motorcycle is in good condition (fair wear and tear accepted) and has not exceeded the maximum agreed mileage you will have nothing further to pay. If the motorcycle has exceeded the maximum agreed mileage a charge for excess mileage will apply – in this example 6p per mile + VAT for any excess mileage up to 4,999 miles and 12p per mile + VAT for any excess mileage exceeding 4,999 miles. (2) Pay the Optional Final Repayment to own the motorcycle or (3) Part exchange the motorcycle subject to settlement of your existing finance agreement; new finance agreements are subject to status. We can introduce you to a limited number of lenders to assist with your purchase, who may pay us an introduction fee. Guaranteed future values (Optional Final Payment) may vary from month to month. Figures shown are for guidance only. Please call us for a fixed quotation.
We have a skeleton staff re-booking cancelled jobs and new enquiries received by email during lockdown, processing online orders and handing over bikes (whilst distancing) that were purchased before lockdown. Our workshop is running albeit at a reduced level of manpower (to enable social distancing) and is solidly booked for well over 5 weeks so please expect delays in booking availability. Orders can now be placed online (although we would suggest you wait till 1st June when our Brand New website should be launched) and via email for bikes or product, however not all our suppliers are up and running yet so there could be a short wait. We will keep you informed.
Phones are off at present, but you can contact us by email at email@example.com for service enquiries, firstname.lastname@example.org for parts, accessory and clothing enquiries, email@example.com for all bike enquiries and firstname.lastname@example.org for anything else.
Opening the shop
We are due to open the shop on the 1st of June, initially on a "by appointment" basis. For now, these can be booked by email however, we anticipate turning the phones back on from Tuesday 26th May - If needed on a part time basis to allow our reduced team to process enquiries as they come in.
We are taking orders via email for bikes now that can be prepared ready for when we are open. Please email Tony at email@example.com . supplying your telephone number so that we can call you to discuss, along with the details of the bike that you are interested in.
ALL New Website to assist in distance purchasing:
We have during closure been working very hard to complete our new website which is aimed to make remote transactions much easier. In excess of 10,000 product lines will be available for online purchase (Clothing and Accessories) and we have fine-tuned the finance section for new and used bikes that will allow you to play with the figures to get your ideal quote, soft check your credit eligibility without harming your credit rating and make a full application for finance all within the website. Once agreed we are now able to offer remote finance signing reducing your time in the shop at collection point. We hope to have the new website live on June 1st. (This is a last-minute rush. Please let us know if you encounter any issues on the new site - firstname.lastname@example.org).
Service Unavailable at present
Due to insurance limitations we are currently unable to offer courtesey bikes.
Delivery and collection service is not available, however we can put you in touch with a motorcycle collection and delivery company should you need this service.
Seastar Superbikes can be found 6 miles south of Norwich on the A140 main Norwich to Ipswich road.View Map