Kawasaki W800 Street for Sale at Bowen Hills Kawasaki in Bowen Hills, QLD | Specifications and Review Information
The W800 STREET is the evolution of the W family for Kawasaki. A product group that spans 50 years. Kawasakis dedication to preserving the image of the original model can be seen in the air-cooled Vertical Twin engine that meets modern emissions standards, the double-cradle frame with completely revised rigidity care of thicker pipe walls, and the carefully crafted exhaust sound of a Vertical Twin with a 360 degree crankshaft.
A taste of history, wrapped in modern riding combine with a beautiful acknowledgment of the W heritage.
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. The long-stroke engine is tuned for low-mid range performance. The rich engine pulse reminds riders that they are piloting a twin engine machine. Fuel injection delivers clean, efficient, hassle-free operation.
18 INCH DIAMETER WHEELS
While maintaining the vintage ride feel of a true classic machine, 18inch wheels front and rear contribute to handling slightly sportier than that of the original W800, whose 19inch/18inch front/rear combination offered unhurried steering.
Traditional instrumentation includes individual speedometer and tachometer with classic display. A multi-function LCD screen incorporates an odometer, trip-meter, and clock. A full range of indicator lamps includes an FI warning lamp, dual turn signal indicators, low fuel level indicator, high beam indicator, neutral indicator, and oil pressure warning lamp.
Simple front and rear fenders contribute to the heritage-style looks. The simple design provides an excellent base for customisation.
LIGHT IT UP
The large 170 mm LED headlamp casts a bright, white light for great night-time visibility. Position lamps in the high-beam chambers ensure the whole lamp appears lit. Details like a convex lens and chromed headlamp ring add to the high-quality, classic design.
The required rigidity of each and every piece was evaluated in the design process. A round tube frame provides style and control. The finish is smooth, with minimum welds and gussets for a slick finish
ASSIST & SLIPPER CLUTCH
The addition of an Assist & Slipper Clutch offers a light feel at the lever. T the back-torque limiting function assists to prevent rear-wheel hop when downshifting.
The W800 STREET offers an upright, classic bike style position. Relaxed and ready to enjoy the ride on the retro-styled, one-piece seat.
The twin mufflers were carefully tuned to bring out the characteristic note of the Vertical Twinâ€™s 360 deg crankshaft engine configuration - a configuration maintained from Kawasakiâ€™s original W-creating a hearty roar to complement every twist of the throttle.
LARGE DISC BRAKES WITH ABS
Stronger stopping power comes care of a larger-diameter 320 mm diameter front disc paired with a 270 mm diameter rear disc (previously a drum-type brake). ABS is standard.
Silver alloy rims add to the W800 Street style and composed highway handling. Lightweight aluminium rims are highly resistant to corrosion. The spokes and nipples are treated with a finish that allows dirt to wiped off easily. Tube-type bias tyres offer a traditional tread pattern and high grip.
Telescopic 41mm front fork features stiff tubes to easily soaks up bumps on well-travelled city streets. The front forks lock into a rigid lower triple-clamp. The rear shock complements the frame and balances with the forks.
Compact switchgear, designed to add a vintage touch, gives the handlebars a light, uncluttered appearance. Beneath the retro-style exterior, modern internals ensure reliable performance.
W800 Street (EJ800BMFNN)
Air-cooled, 4-stroke Vertical Twin
Bore x Stroke
77.0 x 83.0 mm
SOHC 8 valve
Fuel Injection 34 mm x 2 with sub-throttles
5 Speed, Return
Suspension - front
Suspension - rear
Wheel travel - f/r
130 mm / 107 mm
Brakes - front
Single 295 mm (effective diameter) Disc
Brakes - rear
Single 242 mm (effective diameter) Disc
Tyre Size Front/Rear
100/90-18M/C 56H / 130/80-18M/C 66H
L x W x H
2,135 x 925 x 1,120 mm
35.0 kW @ 6,000 rpm
62.9 N.m @ 4,800 rpm
Metallic Flat Spark Black with Metallic Matte Graphite Gray