Kawasaki W800

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Kawasaki W800
Kawasaki W 800 right side.jpg
Manufacturer Kawasaki
Production Since 2011
Predecessor W650
Class Standard
Engine 773 cc (47 cu in) 4-stroke, parallel-twin
Bore / stroke 77 mm × 83 mm (3.03 in × 3.27 in)
Compression ratio 8.4:1
Transmission 5-speed, chain-drive
Frame type Double-cradle, high-tensile steel
Suspension Front: 39 mm telescopic forks
Rear: Dual shock absorbers
Brakes Front: single 300 mm disc, twin-piston calliper
Rear: 160 mm drum
Tyres Front: 100/90-19
Rear: 130/80-18
Rake, trail 27° / 108 mm
Wheelbase 1,465 mm (57.7 in)
Dimensions L: 2,180 mm (86 in)
W: 790 mm (31 in)
H: 1,075 mm (42.3 in)
Seat height 790 mm (31 in)
Fuel capacity 14 litres (3.1 imp gal; 3.7 US gal)
Fuel consumption 45–55 mpg-imp (6.3–5.1 L/100 km; 37–46 mpg-US)[1]
Related W1

The Kawasaki W800 is a motorcycle produced by Kawasaki since 2011. The W800 is a retro style model that emulates the Kawasaki W series, three models that were produced from 1967 to 1975, and which in turn were based on the British BSA A7.[2] It replaced the W650, which was produced from 1999 to 2007. The W800 has an air-cooled, 773 cc (47 cu in) parallel-twin, four-stroke engine, with shaft and bevel gear driven overhead cam. The carburettor-fuelled W650 was discontinued because it could not meet emissions regulations,[1] so the W800 engine is fuel injected. Unlike the W650, the W800 does not have a kickstart.[3]

The retro style includes a highly polished, gloss-painted and pinstriped fuel tank, as well as a ribbed saddle, wire wheels and a special W-logo on both sides of the tank, which refers to the W1-model.[4]

Besides the regular W800 model there is the W800 Special Edition. In 2012 the S.E. has gold-anodised wheelrims, 2 black exhausts, black engine.[5] For both models, there is the Café Style option, with a front cowl, and a cafe racer inspired seat.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Ash, Kevin. "Kawasaki W800 review". Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Brown, Roland (November–December 2005). "Kawasaki W2TT Commander". Motorcycle Classics. 
  3. ^ Penfold (May 2011). "Kawasaki W800 - 2011". Cycle Torque. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Ash, Kevin (26 October 2011). "Kawasaki W800 review". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Kawasaki W800 Special Edition". Retrieved 1 February 2013. 

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