The new W800 STREET is the latest evolution of a brand that spans 50 years. With numerous upgraded parts, the W800 STREET has been modernised to deliver a rider friendly experience. Quality modern engineering and a traditional upright riding position encompass the emotion and practicality of the W800 STREET. Finance is available subject to status and conditions. Delivery nationwide can be arranged. For further details, please contact Daytona Motorcycles on 01895 675511Compare insurance quotes
MCN overall review verdict: Kawasaki’s cute and authentically retro, bevel-drive twin has come and gone repeatedly since the original’s launch in W650 (actually 675cc), 49bhp form back in 1999. Beating Hinckley Triumph’s revived Bonneville to the punch it paid homage to the Japanese firm’s first motorcycle, the 1966 650cc W1 (itself based on BSA’s old A7). Latest news: Kawasaki W800 gets a touch of class But although praised for its 1960s authenticity, its appeal was limited by flaccid performance (the 2001 790cc Bonnie produced 62bhp) and was dropped in 2006. It was reintroduced in 2011 as the fuel-injected W800, dropped again due to Euro4 in 2016 and, heavily reworked (Kawasaki claim, despite appearances, 90% is new), is now back again – but what exactly are the differences and have they worked? The Café model’s cowl is neat and stylish but doesn’t really do much. Dropped ‘Ace’ bars aren’t as extreme as they look and are certainly not uncomfortable – in fact it reminds very much of Royal Enfield’s 650 Continental GT in this respect. New LED headlight is a stylish, welcome modern addition. The previous W650/800 was always one of the most authentic retros and the same is true of this latest version. On the slight downside, there are a few niggles (plasticky guards, no metal tank badge) and, like most 47bhp bikes, it’s a fairly underwhelming performer. The biggest of all, though, is the price. The old Ws, the last in 2016 being just over £7K, undercut comparable Triumphs. This one’s more. And although higher quality than the Enfield, the £3500 difference is difficult to justify.
|Annual road tax||£91|
|Annual service cost||-|
|Max power||47 bhp|
|Max torque||46 ft-lb|
|Average fuel consumption||-|
|Engine type||Air-cooled OHV parallel-twin|
|Frame type||Tubular steel double cradle|
|Fuel capacity||15 litres|
Figures shown are for the standard model and so may differ from bike being sold
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