Motorcycle Kawasaki W800 - tandem modern iron and retro style


Kawasaki W800 combines the latestprogress and classic retro style. Its appearance is a direct reference to the style of the 60's, and the iron filling meets all the demands and high standards of today. The roots of the history of this model go back to 1965, when the legendary W1 was released. Of course, we can not say that the W800 is its direct heir, but the breed is still traceable in it.


Retro Classic Kawasaki W800 is a continuationmodel Kawasaki W650. It differs from the prototype by the increased engine volume and the presence of a petrol injection system. In addition, it does not have a kick starter. The reason for updating the popular in its time motorcycle Kawasaki W650 was the introduction of new environmental standards for atmospheric emissions, which the model did not match. In general, the motorcycles W800 and W650 are almost identical.

Kawasaki W800 has two modifications.The most common basic version, without a fairing. In addition, there is a version of Cafe Style, whose design is decided in the style of "cafe-racer." This series is distinguished by the presence of the front fairing. There is also a special series - Special Edition, which is a stylish black version of the basic motorcycle.

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The Kawasaki W800 features a 2-cylinder in-line air-cooled engine with a volume of 773 cm3, and the power reaches 48 hp.


Serial release commenced in 2011., when it's time to replace the obsolete model Kawasaki W650. In 2012, the Special Edition series was launched. In the same year, both motorcycles with the Cafe Style design were introduced to the world.

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The Kawasaki W800 motor itself can be calleda work of art. It is not covered with covers and can be seen with the naked eye. Complement the design and stylish gasoline tank. Some parts and parts of the motorcycle are chrome plated, some made of sparkling aluminum. Belonging to the retro style is emphasized by a doped coating and impressive spokes. The wheels have a large diameter. Exhaust pipes are decorated in the style of "peashooter".

Kawasaki W800

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Who most often can be seen in the saddleretro motorcycle? Imagination, most likely, first of all draw a large bearded biker, perhaps even a gray-haired biker. It is logical to assume that a motorcycle in the best traditions of the sixties will soon find fans among the old-school biker party. Meanwhile, the Kawasaki W800 can often be found under the saddle of a very young rider. No wonder they say that this motorcycle belongs to that rare category of things that will always be out of fashion and out of time. Therefore, they will not lose relevance in many years.

This bike to the liking of those who appreciate the style, who does notalien pursuit of a fleeting volatile fashion, aerodynamic body kit, super-speed indicators. In other words, Kawasaki W800 is chosen by those who simply need a good motorcycle.

According to the functional, this motorcycle is a typical citybike. On it you can go and on a fairly serious trip with a solid kilometer, and a little chase a race. But its main purpose is to ride around the city.

Kawasaki W800: specifications

A typeretro classic
Chronology2011 - present time Wed.
Motor2-cylinder, 4-stroke
Frametubular steel
Scope773 cm3
Fuel supplyinjector
Power48 hp
Drive unitchain
Front brake2-piston caliper
Rear brakesdrum
Suspension fronttelescopic fork
Suspension backdouble shock absorber
LxWxH, mm2190 x 1075 x 790
Maximum speed165 km / h
Fuel tank14 L
Weight (curb weight)217 kg


Today you can buy a completely new Kawasaki W800 motorcycle from the official representatives of the concern. Saturated and secondary market.

kawasaki w800 specifications

Motorcycle that was in use but does not haverun on the roads of Russia and other CIS countries, will cost a little more. The cost of a motorcycle in good technical condition, brought from Japan, today is about $ 7000.

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