EICMA 2018: The Kawasaki W800 is back – in Street or Cafe clothes


One of the most enduring and identifiable Kawasaki motorcycle families, the Kawasaki
parallel twin, air-cooled W stable will house two more thoroughbreds in 2019 bearing the
names W800 Street and W800 CAFE.

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Having little in common with previous iterations, the newly born Euro4 compliant twins are
“90% new” with a whole host of styling, technical and practical changes.

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Sharing a completely new chassis, each machine has new brakes – including a rear
disc for the first time on a W – as well as ABS and LED lighting.

Celebrating the fact that “original never goes out of style” both the stripped for action 773
cc bevel driven camshaft W800 Street and W800 CAFE can trace their roots back over half
a century to the original 1966 W1 650; at the time the largest capacity four stroke machine
manufactured in Japan.
No price had been announced so far.

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