Like the W800 Street and W800 Cafe, the W800 is a motorcycle that appeals to a wide range of riders, offering easy handling and a high level of craftsmanship (kodawari). But of the three modernised retro models, the W800 is the truest to the looks and feel of the original W, allowing riders to understand the pleasure and pride of riding a machine from the '60s. With the arrival of the W800, riders in search of a taste of history can now enjoy three flavours of W.W800 classic upright-style handlebar brings the rider's hands up and back in a position reminiscent of the W1. While maintaining the vintage ride feel of a true classic machine. 18? wheels both front and rear contribute to handling slightly sportier than that of the original W800. Separate speedometer and tachometer are complemented by a simple LCD screen and a complete set of indicator lamps, whilst the large 170 mm LED headlamp casts a bright, white light for great night-time visibility. It features six chambers (four for low-beam, two 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 add to the high-quality, classic design.Long-stroke engine tuned for low-mid range performance delivers plenty of torquey feel-good power. The rich engine pulse reminds riders that they are piloting a Twin. Fuel injection delivers clean, efficient, hassle-free operation. Equipped with twin mufflers, carefully tuned to bring out the characteristic note of the Vertical Twin?s 360o crankshaft engine configuration, a configuration maintained from Kawasaki?s original W ? creating a hearty roar to complement every twist of the throttle. The impressive engine performance is paired with strong stopping power, care of a larger-diameter 320 mm front disc paired with a 270 mm rear disc. In stock here at Greenham Kawasaki from early Feb 2020 with demonstrator models available to test ride, be sure to get in contact and rediscover their retro charm. 18'' Front & Rear Spoked Wheels, LED Headlamp, Traditional Instrumentation, Classic Upright Riding Style, Low Profile SeatCompare insurance quotes
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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||£93|
|Annual service cost||£130|
|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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