01/06

773 cm3 air-cooled Vertical Twin engine

The long-stroke engine tuned for low-mid range performance delivers plenty of torquey feel-good power.
Strong low-mid range torque peaks at 2,000 rpm.
The rich engine character and strong low-end response enhance the unhurried pleasure derived from riding a classic motorcycle.
Fuel injection ensures clean, efficient, hassle-free operation.

02/06

Brakes

A single 300 mm front disc brake offers sure stopping power.
At the rear, a 160 mm drum brake complements the simple, uncluttered design of the W800’s rear end.

03/06

Historic roots: Kawasaki’s original W

The W1, which debuted in 1966, was the largest-displacement Japanese model of its time and marked Kawasaki’s first step in becoming a manufacturer of large-displacement motorcycles.

04/06

Lightweight double-cradle frame

Chassis concept follows the overall design criteria for simplicity, functionality and elegance. The lightweight double-cradle frame uses a sturdy, 50 mm square-section backbone to give the W800 a very stable ride quality and compact overall design.

05/06

Telescopic front fork and dual rear shock absorbers

Traditionally styled telescopic front fork features stiff, 39 mm tubes and easily soaks up bumps on well-travelled city streets.
Dual rear shock absorbers are adjustable for spring preload and offer a smooth ride and clean look.

06/06

Large-diameter wheels

In addition to contributing to the bike’s elegant proportions, 19" front and 18" rear wheels give the W800 its classic handling: a fine balance of relaxed, light turning and straight-line stability. The large front wheel especially contributes a characteristic unhurried steering feeling.