Starting at $11,999 MSRP
The 1960's spirit runs deep in the Kawasaki W800 retro classic lineup. 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. To learn more about the W800's rich history, click on the link below:
W: AN ORIGINAL ICON SINCE 1965
The striking curves of the fuel tank naturally draw the eye, further adding to the iconic elements of the W800 family. 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 170 mm LED headlight casts a bright, white light. The path ahead 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 headlight. Details like a convex lens and chromed headlamp ring speak to the high-quality, classic design.
The W800 is dedicated to preserving the 1960s image, sound and feel. In a nod to the machines that characterized the Golden Age of motorcycling, a contoured design merges classic attitude and modern aerodynamics for head-turning looks.
The 773cc four-stroke vertical twin engine features a distinct bevel gear-driven camshaft and SOHC 4-valve heads 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 Kawasaki 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 ø320 mm front disc brake paired with a ø270 mm rear disc brake for excellent response and strong stopping power.
Stout ø41 mm stanchions minimise 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 Kawasaki W1 style for an exhilarating ride.
Compact switchgear gives the handlebar an uncluttered and vintage appearance while modern internals ensure reliable performance.
With different handlebars and seat, each W800 model offers a different riding position. On the W800 CAFE, the M-shaped, clubman-style handlebar contributes to a sporty, racing-inspired riding position. The W800’s position is slightly more upright, for a more relaxed riding position.
5-way adjustable clutch lever and 4-way adjustable brake lever enable riders to fine-tune lever position.
Premium ergonomic features offer comfort for a wide range of riding applications.