9 August 2022 The original icon, Kawasaki’s W800 pulses into 2023

Echoing the simple and rewarding pleasures of Kawasaki twin-cylinder air-cooled motorcycling first delivered by the W1 in the 1960’s, the W800 eases its way into 2023 with a power pulse like a mechanical heartbeat allied to a new Metallic Slate Blue/Metallic Diablo Black colour-way.

Precision engineered and lovingly detailed, the W800 is as impressive at a standstill as when sweeping through country bends on a weekend ride. Equipped with traditional wire spoke laced rims, the 19 inch front wheel is both evocative of period while delivering precise tracking through corners.

Likewise, the period style analogue instrumentation includes a subtle LCD display for essential information while the large, round chrome headlight, elliptical rear light and bullet shaped turn signals are both contemporary and timeless.

From practicalities such as a centre stand and classic chrome mudguards to the deeply padded seat and natural ergonomic fit of the traditional handlebars and generously mounted footpegs, the W800 is all about tradition and pride of ownership.

And ownership is open from those who recall the heyday of air-cooled twins in the 1950’s and 60’s to the upcoming generation of riders that know authentic style when they see it. Time served rider or A2 licence holder, the W800 has a desire to create a frisson of excitement and pulse of pride with anyone who is lucky enough to indulge in the W experience. 

W800 2023MY Colour:
-           Metallic Slate Blue/Metallic Diablo Black

Models covered:

W800 2023
2023
W800
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