THE ORIGINAL ICON
Starting at $9,199 MSRP
The 1960s spirit runs deep in the Kawasaki W retro-classic lineup with class-leading authentic styling, sound and feel. A true throwback to the iconic W1, modern W800 motorcycles are meticulously crafted to pay homage to the past, all while thoughtfully incorporating modern technology and features.
- 773cc Air-cooled Vertical-twin engine
- Assist & Slipper clutch
- Traditional exhaust system
- Authentic W1 inspired styling
- Disc brakes with ABS
- Chrome-plated steel fenders
- Large round turn signals
- Standard handlebar
- Large 19" front wheel and 18" back wheel
- Relaxed riding position
- Silver alumite rims
- Tuck & roll seat
- Kawasaki Advanced Dynamic Analysis Designed Frame
Ride in style. Both W800 models come in equally eye-catching classic colors.
The striking curves of the sculpted fuel tank naturally draw the eye, further adding to the iconic style elements of the W800 motorcycle. The larger volume makes an unmistakably powerful impression.
The individual speedometer and tachometer exhibit a classic display while a multi-function LCD screen adds a modern touch.
A large 170mm LED headlamp casts a bright, white light. Six total chambers light the way, four for low beam plus an additional two chambers for high beam. Position lamps in the high-beam chambers ensure the whole lamp appears lit, like a retro-style bulb headlamp. Details like a convex lens and chromed headlamp ring make note of the high-quality, classic design. Taken straight from the past, the W800 CAFE motorcycle is fitted with a sleek café-racer front cowl (not shown).
RETRO STYLINGOriginal W1-Inspired Styling
Kawasaki W motorcycles have never known conformity. The W800 retro classic line is dedicated to preserving the 1960s image, sound and feel.
The W800 motorcycle is powered by a vertical twin-cylinder 773cc four-stroke engine that features a distinct bevel gear-driven camshaft and SOHC 4-valve head tuned for strong low- to mid-range performance. Abundant torque is complemented by the clean operation of modern fuel injection.
A classic muffler design emits the throaty exhaust note that makes parallel-twin engines infamous. Twin mufflers with carefully tuned internals deliver the characteristic note of the vertical twin’s 360° crankshaft engine configuration—a throwback to the original Kawasaki W1 motorcycle.
Dual rear shock absorbers with adjustable spring preload offer a smooth ride and a clean look.
Stopping power comes thanks to an ABS-equipped braking system that features a large diameter 320mm front disc brake paired with a 270mm rear disc brake for excellent response and strong stopping power.
Stout 41mm stanchions minimize flex and stiff fork springs soak up bumps on well-traveled city streets. Rubber gaiters are used to protect fork tubes and ensure long fork seal life while adding to the retro appearance.
POWER AND PERFORMANCEBreak the Status Quo
Power and performance features combine with authentic Kawasaki W1 style for an exhilarating ride.
Compact switchgear gives the handlebar an uncluttered and vintage appearance while modern internals ensure reliable performance.
The W800 CAFE motorcycle offers a sporty riding position due to a clubman-style handlebar and café seat. On the W800 motorcycle, a standard handlebar and a tuck & roll seat provide a more relaxed riding position.
5-way adjustable clutch lever and 4-way adjustable brake lever enable riders to fine-tune lever position.
Premium ergonomic features offer comfort for a wide range of riding applications.
Non-U.S. model specs may be depicted. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets.