Video: Kawasaki W800 - retro commuter

Kawasaki have created this video to promote their new W800 – it seems to suggest that they’re pitching the bike at trendy London types who want a retro-cool commuter for the city. 

With an authentic-looking air-cooled 773cc parallel twin motor, twin rear shocks and pea-shooter exhausts, the W800 certainly looks the part – but so does the competition, namely the Triumph Bonneville and Moto Guzzi V7 Classic.  

The W800 will cost £6499 when it goes on sale in the UK – that’s £500 more than the basic Triumph Bonneville (£5999).      

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James Keen

By James Keen