2019 Kawasaki W800 Street

Kawasaki W800 Street Launched At Rs 7.99 Lakh


KMIL Launches Kawasaki W800 Street at Rs 7.99 lakh

Kawasaki Motors India Ltd. recently launched 2019 Kawasaki W800 Street in India for Rs 7.99 lakh (ex-showroom). It is Kawasaki’s second retro-styled motorcycle after the Z900RS. However, the W800 Street will come to India via the SKD route. You can book the motorcycle at any of Kawasaki’s India dealers. Kawasaki will assemble the bike at its Chakan unit. Kawasaki India will bring the W800 to India via the Semi-Knocked Down route from Japan. Hence, the price of this motorcycle is a bit high.

2019 Kawasaki W800 Street
2019 Kawasaki W800 Street

2019 Kawasaki W800 Street is a retro-styled motorcycle which gets its inspiration from Kawasaki W1. Later, it became an inspiration for Kawasaki’s high-performance models such as the Z1 & H2. It uses a 773cc, air-cooled, parallel-twin engine that delivers a modest 47PS and 62.9Nm of torque. Also, the 5-speed gearbox comes with an assist-and-slipper clutch technology.

Features:

W1 Inspired Styling

773cc Air-Cooled Vertical Twin Engine

Assist & Slipper Clutch

Crafted exhaust note emphasizing 360º crankshaft

Kawasaki Advanced Dynamic Analysis Designed Frame

Comfortable Riding Position

Round LED headlamp

Lightweight Sporty Handling

Sculpted fuel tank

Elegant muffler design

2019 Kawasaki W800 Street pays homage to the erstwhile W1 model which Kawasaki sold in 1965. At that time, the W1 was one of the most powerful Japanese bikes. It paved the way for development of Kawasaki’s legendary Z1 and H2 motorcycles. Furthermore, the bike has 18-inch aluminium spoke wheels and narrow section 100/90-18 front and 130/80-18 rear tyres. Besides, the Dual-channel ABS is standard. A single 320mm disc at front and 270mm rear disc carry out the braking duties. The W800 has a simple twin-pod analogue instrument console which showcases its retro appeal.

Kawasaki W800 Street Premium features:

• Large diameter front fork, dual rear shock-absorber

• ø 320mm front disc, ø 270mm rear disc

• Aluminium spoke wheels

• Relaxed vintage style riding position

• 5 way adjustable clutch lever, 4 way adjustable brake lever

• Simple design for Customizable front fender

• Retro style instrument panel.

• 2 analog dial of speedometer and tachometer

• Multi-functional LCD screen.

• Compact switch gears

• Twin exhaust with elegant construction.

Furthermore, a telescopic fork handles suspension duties at the front while twin shock absorbers handle the rear. Kawasaki W800 Street also gets a five-step adjustable clutch lever and a four-step adjustable brake lever. Additional features include a retro-styled instrument panel with analog dials for the speedometer and tachometer along with a multi-functional LCD screen. Highpoints on the W800 include Kawasaki Advanced Dynamic Analysis Designed frame, round LED headlight and sculpted fuel tank.

However, Kawasaki will offer Kawasaki W800 Street only in one dual-tone paint scheme – Metallic flat spark black/Metallic matte graphite grey. Bookings will end shortly because Kawasaki plans to sell the motorcycle in limited numbers in the first stage. As this bike will be produced in limited numbers, the company will close the bookings after reaching the sales target.

Technical Specifications:

Engine  
Engine 4-stroke, Vertical Twin
Cooling Air-cooled
Displacement 773 cm3
Bore x Stroke 77.0 x 83.0mm
Valve System SOHC, 8 valves
Power 38 kW {52 PS} / 6,500 rpm
Torque 62.9Nm {6.4 kgf•m} / 4,800 rpm
Fuel System Fuel injection: Ø 34 mm x 2 with sub-throttles
Transmission 5-speed
Clutch Assist and Slipper Clutch
Vehicle  
Frame Type Double-cradle high tensile steel
Tire  
Front 100/90-18M/C 56H
Rear 130/80-18M/C 66H
Overall Dimensions (L x W x H) 2,135 x 925 x 1,120 mm
Wheelbase 1,465 mm
Ground Clearance 130 mm
Seat Height 770 mm
Curb Mass 224 kg
Fuel Capacity 15 Litres
SUSPENSION  
Front / Wheel Travel 130 mm
Rear / Wheel Travel 107 mm
BRAKE  
Brake Front Single 320 mm disc
Brake Rear Single 270 mm disc

(Images - Courtesy: Kawasaki India)

The 2019 Kawasaki W800 Street will take on the likes of Triumph Street Twin and Harley Davidson Street in this segment.

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