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First introduced in 1965, the iconic W is back, now reborn in the all-new 2020 W800. All the swagger of the original resounds in the throb of the Vertical Twin engine churning out heaps of torquey power, the throaty roar of the crafted dual exhausts, and the characteristic handling that comes from a sturdy frame with large-diameter wheels. Turn heads and earn the respect of fellow riders and pedestrians alike aboard this stunningly styled classic.
|Type||4-stroke, Vertical Twin|
|Bore and stroke||77 x 83 mm|
|Valve system||SOHC, 8 valves|
|Fuel system||Fuel injection: 34 mm x 2 with sub-throttles|
|Lubrication||Forced lubrication, wet sump|
|Front: type||Single 320 mm disc|
|Front: calipers||Dual Piston|
|Rear: type||Single 270mm disc|
|Overall length||2135 mm|
|Overall width||925 mm|
|Overall height||1120 mm|
|Ground clearance||130 mm|
|Seat height||770 mm|
|Curb mass**||220 kg (485 lbs.)|
|Fuel capacity||15 litres|
|Primary reduction ratio||2.095 (88/42)|
|Gear ratio: 1st||2.353 (40/17)|
|Gear ratio: 2nd||1.591 (35/22)|
|Gear ratio: 3rd||1.240 (31/25)|
|Gear ratio: 4th||1.000 (28/28)|
|Gear ratio: 5th||0.852 (23/27)|
|Final reduction ratio||2.467 (37/15)|
|Clutch||Wet multi-disc, manual|
|Type||Double-cradle, high-tensile steel|
|Wheel travel: front||130 mm|
|Tire: front||100/90-18M/C 56H|
|Wheel travel: rear||107 mm (4.2 in.)|
|Tire: rear||130/80-18M/C 66H|
|Steering angle (left/right)||35º / 35º|
|Suspension, front||41 mm telescopic fork|
|Suspension, rear||Twin shocks with spring preload adjustability|
Factory Limited Warranty Owner's Warranty Guide
This model comes with 12 months factory limited warranty.
Kawasaki keeps the good times rolling with unlimited kilometers/hours of usage. We have you covered with our nationwide, Kawasaki dealer network. Visit any authorized Kawasaki dealer (for this product line) throughout Canada and continental USA for factory warranty coverage.
Click “Owner’s Warranty Guide” for full details regarding Kawasaki’s factory limited warranty coverage.
Kawasaki Protection Plus Learn More
Kawasaki’s own Kawasaki Protection Plus (KPP) goes the distance with available two, three, and four years of unlimited kilometers/hours additional coverage on top of the original Kawasaki limited warranty. That’s up to seven years total coverage depending on the base warranty term!
Feel secure knowing that Kawasaki Protection Plus repairs are performed only at authorized Kawasaki dealers (for this product line) throughout Canada and continental USA using only Kawasaki genuine parts.
Enjoy additional peace of mind with roadside assistance on street legal motorcycles. Buy early - roadside assistance coverage begins when you buy KPP.
No surprises. There’s no deductible fees with KPP for covered repairs.
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3.99% Financing 60 Months
Take advantage of our Special Retail Financing offer for as little as 3.99% for 60 months. Visit your local Kawasaki dealer today for complete details and get moving - for less - right now.
Minimum amount to finance of $2,500 after certain conditions apply.
For 60 Month option: Minimum amount to finance of $2,500 after certain conditions apply. The 3.99% Special Retail Financing Promotion is available on select models sold by Canadian Kawasaki Motors Inc., purchased between October 7, 2019 and January 1, 2020. Receive a financing rate of 3.99% for up to 84 months, on approved credit, with the purchase of a EJ800BLF – W800 STREET. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions will apply. The 3.99% Special Retail Financing Promotion cannot be combined with any other promotion unless otherwise indicated. See your dealer for complete details.
Assist & Slipper Clutch
Based on feedback from racing activities, the Assist & Slipper Clutch uses two types of cams (an assist cam and a slipper cam) to either drive the clutch hub and operating plate together or apart.
Under normal operation, the assist cam functions as a self-servo mechanism, pulling the clutch hub and operating plate together to compress the clutch plates. This allows the total clutch spring load to be reduced, resulting in a lighter clutch lever feel when operating the clutch.
When excessive engine braking occurs – as a result of quick downshifts (or an accidental downshift) – the slipper cam comes into play, forcing the clutch hub and operating plate apart. This relieves pressure on the clutch plates to reduce back-torque and help prevent the rear tyre from hopping and skidding.
Sudden over-application of the brakes, or braking on low-grip surfaces (surfaces with a low coefficient of friction) such as wet asphalt or manhole covers may cause a motorcycle's wheel(s) to lock up and slip. ABS was developed to prevent such incidents. Kawasaki ABS systems are controlled by high precision and highly reliable programming formulated based on thorough testing of numerous riding situations. By ensuring stable braking performance, they offer rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment.
And to meet the special requirements of certain riders, specialised ABS systems are also available. For example, KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System) is a high-precision brake system designed specifically for supersport models, enabling sport riding to be enjoyed by a wider range of riders. And by linking the front and rear brakes, K-ACT (Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology) ABS provides the confidence to enjoy touring on heavyweight models. Kawasaki is continually working on the development of other advanced ABS systems.
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* The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price is shown and does not include freight, pre-delivery inspection or applicable taxes. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. The amount indicated as "Your price" may include an optional instant Mega Cash credit that is deducted from the manufacturer's suggested retail price before taxes. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions will apply. See your dealer for complete details. Offer not available on financed purchases and cannot be combined with any other special offers. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
** Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied)
‡ Power / Torque figures measured at the crankshaft.
The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets. Available colours may vary by market.