The Kawasaki W800 is a retro motorcycle from the Japanese manufacturer Kawasaki, which came in 2011 as a successor to the W650 on the market. It is a naked bike, but also with various cockpit panels available. The bike is not sold in North and South America and Africa.
The design is very similar to english motorcycles of the 1960s, such as the BSA A7 or the Triumph Bonneville. The "W " in the model name refers to the models W1, W2, W3 and W650 from Kawasaki, which were built starting in 1966 and at that time based on English Motorcycles.
The Kawasaki W800 has a closed double cradle frame made of round steel pipe.
As a suspension rear swing arm with two spring legs and a telescopic fork with bellows serves forward. The wire spoke wheels have 18 -inch (rear ) or 19 inches ( front) in diameter.
A special feature is the signal present at low speeds high torque of the long-stroke engine and the camshaft drive via a vertical shaft. The motorcycle runs with regular or premium gasoline from RON 91 to E10, the fuel tank holds 14 liters. The chromed exhaust manifold are designed double-walled and therefore can not start. The two exhausts have a G- Kat and a secondary air system for post-combustion of the exhaust gases.
In contrast to its predecessor, the W800 has no kick starter, further comes in place of the carburetor gasoline injection applied.
Apart from the standard model, which is held in British Racing Green and Chrome, there is a Special Edition in black with gold anodized rims.
In Japan, a model is distributed with dark orange instead of green paint, and a special edition with cardinal red rims and tank.
For all models, there is the cafe style option with Rear seat and fairing.