Both W800 models come in equally eye-catching classic colors. The W800 CAFE sports a Metallic Matte Fusion Silver/Metallic Spark Black paint job while the W800 turns heads in Candy Cardinal Red.
The striking curves of the sculpted fuel tank naturally draw the eye, further adding to the iconic style elements of the W800 family. The larger volume makes an unmistakably powerful impression.
The individual speedometer and tachometer exhibit a classic display while a multi-function LCD screen adds a modern touch.
A large 170mm LED headlamp casts a bright, white light. Six total chambers light the way, four for low beam plus an additional two chambers for high beam. Position lamps in the high-beam chambers ensure the whole lamp appears lit, like a retro-style bulb headlamp. Details like a convex lens and chromed headlamp ring make note of the high-quality, classic design. Taken straight from the past, the W800 CAFE is fitted with a sleek café-racer front cowl.
The 1960s spirit runs deep in the Kawasaki W retro-classic line with class-leading authentic styling, sound and feel.
The W800 family is powered by a vertical twin-cylinder 773cc four-stroke engine that features a distinct bevel gear-driven camshaft and SOHC 4-valve head tuned for strong low- to mid-range performance. Abundant torque is complemented by the clean operation of modern fuel injection.
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 W1 motorcycle.
Dual rear shock absorbers with adjustable spring preload offer a smooth ride and a clean look.
Stopping power comes thanks to an ABS-equipped braking system that features a large diameter 320mm front disc brake paired with a 270mm rear disc brake for excellent response and strong stopping power.
Stout 41mm stanchions minimize 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.
Power and performance features combine with authentic W1 style for an exhilarating ride.
Compact switchgear gives the handlebar an uncluttered and vintage appearance while modern internals ensure reliable performance.
The W800 CAFE offers a sporty riding position due to a clubman-style handlebar and café seat. On the W800, a standard handlebar and a tuck & roll seat provide a more relaxed riding position.
5-way adjustable clutch lever and 4-way adjustable brake lever enable riders to fine-tune lever position.
Premium ergonomic features offer comfort for a wide range of riding applications.