The 1960’s spirit runs deep in the Kawasaki W800 retro classic lineup. With every rev, its iconic heritage is unmistakable. Preserving the original classic style, it demands the same respect it did 50 years ago. A true icon never dies, and the Kawasaki W800 is more alive than ever.W: AN ORIGINAL ICON SINCE 1965

Original W1-Inspired Styling

The W800 is dedicated to preserving the 1960s image, sound and feel. In a nod to the machines that characterised the Golden Age of motorcycling, a contoured design merges classic attitude and modern aerodynamics for head-turning looks.

Bold & Stylish

The striking curves of the fuel tank naturally draw the eye, further adding to the iconic elements of the W800 family. Its volume gives it more presence for a powerful impression.

Vintage Meets Modern

The individual speedometer and tachometer exhibit a classic display design while a simple LCD screen and complete set of indicator lamps add modern touches.

Authentic Design

A large o170 mm LED headlight casts a bright, white light. The path ahead is lit with six total chambers, four for low beam plus an additional two chambers that illuminate for high beam. Position lamps in the high-beam chambers ensure the whole lamp appears lit, like a retro-style bulb headlight. Details like a convex lens and chromed headlamp ring speak to the high-quality, classic design.

Break the Status Quo

Power and performance features combine with authentic Kawasaki W1 style for an exhilarating ride.

Powerful & Torquey

The 773 cc four-stroke Vertical-Twin engine features a distinct bevel gear-driven camshaft and SOHC 4-valve heads and is tuned for low- to mid-range performance. Abundant torque is complemented by the clean operation of modern fuel injection.

Classic Exhaust System

Classic, retro muffler design emits the throaty exhaust note that makes Parallel-Twin engines infamous. Twin mufflers with carefully tuned internals deliver the characteristic note of the Vertical Twin’s 360? crankshaft engine configuration—a throwback to the original Kawasaki W1 motorcycle.

Smooth Ride

Dual rear shock absorbers with adjustable spring preload offer a smooth ride and a clean look.

Strong & Responsive

Stopping power comes thanks to an ABS-equipped braking system that features a large diameter o320 mm front disc brake paired with a o270 mm rear disc brake for excellent response and strong stopping power.

Smooth & Responsive

Stout o41 mm stanchions minimise flex and stiff fork springs soak up bumps on well-traveled city streets. Rubber gaiters are used to protect fork tubes and ensure long fork seal life while adding to the retro appearance.

Thoughtful Design

Premium ergonomic features offer comfort for a wide range of riding applications.

Clean & Reliable

Compact switchgear gives the handlebar an uncluttered and vintage appearance while modern internals ensure reliable performance.

Vintage-Style Riding Position

W800 models afford relaxed, vintage-style riding positions that accommodate a wide range of riders. The W800 STREET’s classic upright-style handlebar brings the rider’s hands up and back in a position reminiscent of the W1.

Fine-tune Your Ride

5-way adjustable clutch lever and 4-way adjustable brake lever enable riders to fine-tune lever position.


  • Maximum Power

    35.0 kW {48 PS} / 6,000 rpm

  • Maximum Torque

    62.9 Nm {6.4 kgfm} / 4,800 rpm

  • Engine

    4-stroke, Vertical Twin

  • Displacement

    773 cc

  • Bore x Stroke

    77.0 × 83.0 mm

  • Compression Ratio


  • Valve System

    SOHC, 8 valves

  • Fuel System

    Fuel injection: o34 mm x 2 with sub-throttles

  • Ignition


  • Starting


  • Cooling


  • Lubrication

    Forced lubrication, wet sump

  • Transmission

    5-speed, return

  • Primary Reduction Ratio

    2.095 (88/42)

  • Gear Ratio: 1st

    2.353 (40/17)

  • Gear Ratio: 2nd

    1.591 (35/22)

  • Gear Ratio: 3rd

    1.240 (31/25)

  • Gear Ratio: 4th

    1.000 (28/28)

  • Gear Ratio: 5th

    0.852 (23/27)

  • Final Reduction Ratio

    2.467 (37/15)

  • Clutch

    Wet multi-disc, manual

  • Final Drive



  • Frame

    Double-cradle, high-tensile steel

  • Front Suspension

    o41 mm telescopic fork

  • Rear Suspension

    Twin shocks with spring preload adjustability

  • Front Wheel Travel

    130 mm

  • Rear Wheel Travel

    107 mm

  • Rake


  • Trail

    94 mm

  • Steering Angle (L/R)

    37? / 37?

  • Front Tyre

    100/90-18M/C 56H

  • Rear Tyre

    130/80-18M/C 66H

  • Front Brake/s

    o320 mm disc

  • Front Caliper/s


  • Rear Brake

    o270 mm disc

  • Rear Caliper



  • Dimensions (LxWxH)

    2,135 × 925 × 1,120 mm

  • Wheelbase

    1,465 mm

  • Road Clearance

    130 mm

  • Seat Height

    770 mm

  • Curb Mass

    221 kg

  • Fuel Capacity

    15 litres

  • Model Code


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