Starting at $10,399 MSRP
The 1960's spirit runs deep in the 2019 Kawasaki W800 retro classic motorcycle. With every rev, its iconic heritage is unmistakable. Preserving the original classic style, it demands the same respect it did 50 years ago. A true icon never dies, and the Kawasaki W800 is more alive than ever.
The striking curves of the fuel tank naturally draw the eye, further adding to the style element. Its volume gives it more presence for a powerful impression.
Individual speedometer and tachometer exhibit a classic display design while a simple LCD screen and complete set of indicator lamps add modern touches.
A large 170mm LED headlamp casts a bright, white light. Ensure the path is lit with six total chambers, four for low beam plus an additional two chambers that illuminate 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 speak to the high-quality, classic design
The W800 CAFE is dedicated to preserving the 1960s image, sound and feel. In a nod to the café racers that characterized the Golden Age of motorcycling, a contoured design merges classic attitude and modern aerodynamics for head-turning looks.
The vertical twin-cylinder 773cc four-stroke engine features a distinct bevel gear-driven camshaft and SOHC 4-valve head and is tuned for low- to mid-range performance for abundant torque, while modern fuel injection provides clean operation.
Classic, retro 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 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 performance features combine with authentic W1 style for an exhilarating ride.
Compact switchgear gives the handlebar an uncluttered and vintage appearance while modern internals ensure reliable performance.
The M-shaped, clubman-style handlebar contributes to a sporty, racing-inspired riding position.
5-way adjustable clutch lever and 4-way adjustable brake lever enable riders to fine-tune lever position.
Thoughtful ergonomics deliver a comfortable and sporty riding position.