New Kawasaki W800

RRP: £8499

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 thethree 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 60's. With the arrival of the W800, riders in search of a taste of history can now enjoy three flavours of W.

Engine Type Air-cooled, 4-stroke Vertical Twin
Displacement 773 cm³
Bore x Stroke 77 x 83 mm
Compression ratio 8.4:1
Valve system SOHC, 8 valves
Fuel system Fuel injection: Ø 34 mm x 2
Ignition Digital
Starting System Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
Maximum power 35 kW {48 PS} / 6,000 rpm
CO2 emission
Maximum torque 62.9 N•m {6.4 kgf•m} / 4,800 rpm
Transmission 5-speed
Final drive Sealed chain
Primary Reduction Ratio 2.095 (88/42)
Gear Ratios 1st 2.353 (40/17)
Gear Ratios 2nd 1.591 (35/22)
Gear Ratios 3rd 1.240 (31/25)
Gear Ratios 4th 1.000 (28/28)
Gear Ratios 5th 0.852 (23/27)
Final reduction ratio 2.467 (37/15)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Brakes, front Single 320 mm disc. Caliper: Twin-piston
Brakes, rear Single 270 mm disc. Caliper: Twin-piston
Suspension, front 41 mm telescopic fork
Suspension, rear Twin shocks with spring preload adjustability
Frame type Double-cradle, high-tensile steel
Trail 108 mm
Wheel travel front 130 mm
Wheel travel rear 107 mm
Tyre, front 100/90-19M/C 57H
Tyre, rear 130/80-18M/C 66H
Steering angle, left / right 37° / 37°
L x W x H 2,190 x 790 x 1,075 mm
Wheelbase 1,465 mm
Ground Clearance 125 mm
Fuel Capacity 15 litres
Seat Height 790 mm
Curb mass 221 kg