2020 Kawasaki W800 Cafe

The Original Icon

starting from £9,099

The W800 Street and W800 Cafe are both A2 compliant with a target power figure of 35kw and start a new era for the W family which harks back over half a century to the iconic W1 of 1966. Now the time has come to extend the legend with a fundamental update which sees both machines share a new chassis, brakes and numerous other details.

Key Features

Enhanced Suspension

A larger diameter front fork with stiffer springs, more rigid lower triple-clamp and stiffer rear shock complement the more rigid new frame.

Twin Seat

W800 Cafe features a stylish two-person Cafe seat designed for comfort and sporty good looks.

Striking Engine Design

Iconic bevel-gear-driven cam and the clean, classic lines of this beautiful air cooled Vertical Twin make it a key styling element of the W800 Street design.

Sculpted Fuel Tank

The voluptuous curves of the fuel tank naturally draw the eye, making it another key styling element. Its larger volume gives it more presence, creating a more powerful impression than its predecessor.

18" Front & Rear Spoked Wheels

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.

Classic Upright Riding Style

W800 Street's classic upright-style handlebar brings the riders hands up and back in a position reminiscent of the W1.

Round LED Headlamp

A blend of retro and modern designs, the large ø170 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 highbeam 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.

Crafted Exhaust Note Emphasising 360º Crankshaft

The twin mufflers were 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.

Traditional Instrumentation

Separate speedometer and tachometer are complemented by a simple LCD screen and a complete set of indicator lamps.

Accessories Range

A number of Kawasaki genuine accessories allow riders to customise the W800 Cafe's classic looks or offer added comfort or convenience.

Technology

ERGO-FIT


ERGO-FIT is an interface system that allows a wide range of riders to feel at one with their machine. Genuine Kawasaki Accessories may need to be purchased for certain Ergo Fit adjustments.

ABS


ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) ensures stable braking performance by preventing wheel lock during braking.

Assist & Slipper Clutch


Based on racing technology, the Assist & Slipper Clutch acts as both a back-torque limiter and a self-servo mechanism that enables a lighter clutch lever pull.

A2 Compliant with powerdown kit (EURO 4)


This version can also be adjusted to provide a maximum of 35kw to comply with A2 restrictions and the needs of motorcycle training schools.

Specification

Engine

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
Brakes & Suspension

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
Performance & Transmission

Maximum power 35 kW {48 PS} / 6,000 rpm
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/th> 2.353 (40/17)
Gear Ratios 2nd/th> 1.591 (35/22)
Gear Ratios 3rd/th> 1.240 (31/25)
Gear Ratios 4th/th> 1.000 (28/28)
Gear Ratios 5th/th> 0.852 (23/27)
Final reduction ratio/th> 2.467 (37/15)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Frame & Dimensions

Frame type Double-cradle, high-tensile steel
Trail 94 mm
Wheel travel front 130 mm
Wheel travel rear 107 mm
Tyre, front 100/90-18M/C 56H
Tyre, rear 130/80-18M/C 66H
Steering angle, left / right 37° / 37°
L x W x H 2,135 x 825 x 1,135 mm
Wheelbase 1,465 mm
Ground clearance 130 mm
Fuel capacity 15 litres
Seat height 790 mm
Curb mass 223 kg