Kawasaki Launches ‘True’ Classic W800 at 7.99 Lakh

Kawasaki W800 price of 7.99 Lakh is higher than Triumph’s Street Twin which gets a bigger engine and produces higher power…

Kawasaki has officially introduced the W800 in India. The model makes way in a single ‘Street’ trim and one colour metallic flat spark black/metallic matte graphite grey which looks beautiful with those blacked out parts like the engine, frame and other bits.

W800 enters as a ‘True’ classic motorcycle from Kawasaki and it is reflected in the engine it uses. W800 is powered by a 773 cc, air cooled, SOHC, vertical twin cylinder engine which gets fuel injection and is paired with a 5-speed gearbox. Yes, as you read it – it does not come with liquid/water cooling and there are only 5 gears to play with. This ‘unique’ engine produces 48 PS of peak power at 6500 rpm and 63 Nm of max torque at 4800 rpm.

The W800 shares inspiration and design from the W1 which was Kawasaki’s largest-displacement model of its times and established the brand as a large-displacement maker. Kawasaki also promises a throaty note from the exhaust and says that the motorcycle is ‘fun’ to ride for people who admire simple, comfortable, leisure riding without complicated electronics.

In terms of latest bits, the W800 is equipped with an LED headlamp, assist and slipper clutch, (5-way) adjustable clutch lever, (4-way) adjustable brake lever, LCD screen and twin-channel Antilock Braking System.

Kawasaki W800 price

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Kawasaki W800 Price

W800 StreetRs 7.99 Lakh

*price ex-showroom pan-India

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The W800 rivals Royal Enfield’s Interceptor 650 in the lower end but more realistically it targets customers of Triumph’s Classic range, prices of which starts from Rs 7.45 Lakh (for the Street Twin); and the Bonneville range commences from Rs 8.87 Lakh. Kawasaki’s other classic – Z900 RS is priced ridiculously high at 15.70 Lakhs.