Kawasaki W800 Street sits on a double-cradle frame and gets blacked-out bits instead of chrome ones.
After a long haul, Kawasaki has introduced the W800 Street in India. The bike has been brought through SKD (semi-knocked down) route, unlike the Z900RS which was brought in India via CBU route. The bike will be assembled at the Kawasaki’s Chakan plant.
Kawasaki W800 street is priced at Rs 7.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India) and is available in only a single colour scheme, metallic flat spark black/metallic matte graphic grey. The retro-looking motorcycle can be booked at any dealerships and deliveries for the same will start from mid-August.
To keep its retro style, the motorcycle gets a twin-pod analogue instrument cluster and the LCD screen present gives the information needed. The bike also gets five-way adjustable clutch lever and four-way adjustable brake lever. It misses out on fuel gauge and the reserve-fuel light makes up for it.
Talking about the engine specifications, the bike gets powered by a 773cc air-cooled, vertical twin-cylinder engine with fuel injection. It produces 47 bhp at 6,500 rpm and a peak torque of 67.9 Nm at 4,800 rpm. It gets round LED headlamp along with a twin exhaust system finished in chrome to suffice with the old yet modern looking design. The company calls it a true classic and not just a modern retro-looking motorcycle, for those wondering about the unimpressive power figures.
Other highlights of the bike are that it sits on a modern double-cradle frame and sports an assist and a slipper clutch. Kawasaki W800 Street includes 41 mm telescopic forks at the front and twin shock absorbers at the rear.
The bike gets aluminium spoke wheels along with a 320mm front disc and 270mm rear disc. The single-seat unit is flat for the pillion and the curves are faced downwards for the rider. The model has also ditched the chrome bits for an all-blacked out bits.
As told above, that bookings for the same are now open, the production is limited for its first batch. Kawasaki W800 Street will compete with the likes of Triumph Bonneville, Scout Sixty, Harley-Davidson Street Rod and among others.