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Picture gallery: Kawasaki W800 Spirit

Specialist bike builders Spirit of the Seventies were commissioned by Kawasaki UK to build a one-off W800, with styling and key spec details chosen by Facebook fans. Spirit then created designs and engineering solutions to make this glorious retro street scrambler a reality. MCN Senior Editor Richard Newland rode the bike and had this to say: "The riding position is so natural...

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  • 08 November 2012

Are you young? Would you buy a Kawasaki W800?

Kawasaki has revealed they expect their new W800 retro to attract younger buyers. Kawasaki's Martin Lambert told MCN that, surprisingly, their research showed the Triumph Bonneville-rival would be popular with under 30s as well as older classic fans. The research has been backed up by experience, said Lambert: "I've spoken the Kawasaki UK field sales team to get a flavour of...

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  • 03 March 2011

Kawasaki W800 (2011-current)

Our first test of Kawasaki%X92s new W800 suggests that Britain%X92s own Triumph, after for five years having things all its own way in the %X91retro roadster%X92 class, has a new, real rival on its hands. Not only is the Kawasaki W800 cheaper and better specced than its closest Bonneville rival, the Kawasaki%X92s uprated engine means there%X92s now no discernible performance...

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  • 07 March 2011


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