2020 Kawasaki W800
2020 Kawasaki W800

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Kawasaki
Model Year
2020
2020
Model
W800
W800
Model Code
EJ800DLFL
EJ800DLFL
Color
Candy Cardinal Red
Candy Cardinal Red

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Single 320 mm petal-style disc with 2-piston calipers, ABS

Rear - Single 270 mm petal-style disc with 2-piston caliper, ABS

Front - Single 320 mm petal-style disc with 2-piston calipers, ABS

Rear - Single 270 mm petal-style disc with 2-piston caliper, ABS

Rims
Silver alumite
Silver alumite
Tires

Front - 100 / 90 - 19

Rear - 130 / 80 - 18

Front - 100 / 90 - 19

Rear - 130 / 80 - 18

Dimensions

Length
Overall - 86.2 in.
Overall - 86.2 in.
Height
Overall - 42.3 in.
Overall - 42.3 in.
Width
Overall - 31.1 in.
Overall - 31.1 in.
Weight
Curb - 496.1 lb.
Curb - 496.1 lb.
Ground Clearance
4.9 in.
4.9 in.
Wheelbase
57.7 in.
57.7 in.
Seat Height
31.1 in.
31.1 in.

Drivetrain

Transmission
5-speed, return shift
5-speed, return shift
Final Drive
Sealed chain
Sealed chain

Electrical

Lighting
Large round turn signals
Large round turn signals

Engine

Engine
4-stroke, vertical twin, SOHC, 8 valves
4-stroke, vertical twin, SOHC, 8 valves
Cooling
Air
Air
Displacement
773 cc
773 cc
Bore x Stroke
77 x 83 mm
77 x 83 mm
Torque
Max. - 46.4 lb.-ft.
Max. - 46.4 lb.-ft.
Compression Ratio
8.4:1
8.4:1
Clutch
Assist & Slipper
Assist & Slipper
Fuel System
DFI with 34mm throttle bodies (2)
DFI with 34mm throttle bodies (2)
Exhaust
Traditional system
Traditional system
Ignition
TCBI with digital advance
TCBI with digital advance
Fuel Capacity
4 gal.
4 gal.

Operational

Frame

Double-cradle high tensile steel

Kawasaki Advanced Dynamic Analysis Designed

Double-cradle high tensile steel

Kawasaki Advanced Dynamic Analysis Designed

Front Suspension
41 mm telescopic fork with; 5.1 in. travel
41 mm telescopic fork with; 5.1 in. travel
Rear Suspension
Twin shocks with spring preload adjustability; 4.2 in. travel
Twin shocks with spring preload adjustability; 4.2 in. travel
Rake
26.0°
26.0°
Trail
3.7 in.
3.7 in.
Seat
Tuck & roll
Tuck & roll
Handlebars
Standard type
Standard type

Other

Warranty
12 Month Limited
12 Month Limited

Features

Chassis Management Technology

  • ABS (ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM): Kawasaki ABS systems use front and rear wheel sensors to constantly monitor wheel speed. Should information from either of the sensors indicate that wheel lock has occurred, the ABS ECU directs the pump in the ABS unit to modulate brake fluid pressure (releasing and reapplying pressure so that traction can be regained) until normal operation resumes. ABS offers rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment.

Engine Management Technology

  • ASSIST & SLIPPER CLUTCH: Based on feedback from racing activities, the Assist & Slipper Clutch uses two types of cams (an assist cam and a slipper cam) to either drive the clutch hub and operating plate together or apart. Under normal operation, the assist cam functions as a self-servo mechanism, pulling the clutch hub and operating plate together to compress the clutch plates. This allows the total clutch spring load to be reduced, resulting in a lighter clutch lever feel when operating the clutch. When excessive engine braking occurs – as a result of quick downshifts (or an accidental downshift) – the slipper cam comes into play, forcing the clutch hub and operating plate apart. This relieves pressure on the clutch plates to reduce back-torque and helps prevent the rear tire from hopping and skidding. This race-style function is particularly useful when sport or track riding.

Ergonomics

  • THOUGHTFUL DESIGN: Premium ergonomic features offer comfort for a wide range of riding applications.
  • CLEAN & RELIABLE: Compact switchgear gives the handlebar an uncluttered and vintage appearance while modern internals ensure reliable performance.
  • VINTAGE-STYLE RIDING POSITION: On the W800, a standard handlebar and a tuck & roll seat provide a more relaxed riding position.
  • FINE-TUNE YOUR RIDE: 5-way adjustable clutch lever and 4-way adjustable brake lever enable riders to fine-tune lever position.

Other Features

  • Chrome-plated steel fenders.

Power and Performance

  • BREAK THE STATUS QUO: Power and performance features combine with authentic W1 style for an exhilarating ride.
  • POWERFUL & TORQUEY: The vertical twin-cylinder 773cc four-stroke engine features a distinct bevel gear-driven camshaft and SOHC 4-valve head and is tuned for low- to mid-range performance for abundant torque, while modern fuel injection provides clean operation.
  • THE CLASSIC LOOK: 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.
  • SMOOTH RIDE: Dual rear shock absorbers with adjustable spring preload offer a smooth ride and a clean look.
  • STRONG & RESPONSIVE: 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.
  • SMOOTH & RESPONSIVE: 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.

Retro Styling

  • ORIGINAL W1-INSPIRED STYLING: Kawasaki W motorcycles have never known conformity. The W800 retro classic lineup is dedicated to preserving the 1960s image, sound and feel.
  • PAINT JOB FROM THE PAST: 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.
  • BOLD & STYLISH: The striking curves of the fuel tank naturally draw the eye, further adding to the style element. Its volume gives it more presence for a powerful impression.
  • VINTAGE MEETS MODERN: Individual speedometer and tachometer exhibit a classic display design while a simple LCD screen and complete set of indicator lamps add modern touches. Beneath the retro-styled exterior, modern internals ensure accurate and reliable performance.
  • POTENT LIGHTING: 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.

Chassis Management Technology

  • ABS (ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM): Kawasaki ABS systems use front and rear wheel sensors to constantly monitor wheel speed. Should information from either of the sensors indicate that wheel lock has occurred, the ABS ECU directs the pump in the ABS unit to modulate brake fluid pressure (releasing and reapplying pressure so that traction can be regained) until normal operation resumes. ABS offers rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment.

Engine Management Technology

  • ASSIST & SLIPPER CLUTCH: Based on feedback from racing activities, the Assist & Slipper Clutch uses two types of cams (an assist cam and a slipper cam) to either drive the clutch hub and operating plate together or apart. Under normal operation, the assist cam functions as a self-servo mechanism, pulling the clutch hub and operating plate together to compress the clutch plates. This allows the total clutch spring load to be reduced, resulting in a lighter clutch lever feel when operating the clutch. When excessive engine braking occurs – as a result of quick downshifts (or an accidental downshift) – the slipper cam comes into play, forcing the clutch hub and operating plate apart. This relieves pressure on the clutch plates to reduce back-torque and helps prevent the rear tire from hopping and skidding. This race-style function is particularly useful when sport or track riding.

Ergonomics

  • THOUGHTFUL DESIGN: Premium ergonomic features offer comfort for a wide range of riding applications.
  • CLEAN & RELIABLE: Compact switchgear gives the handlebar an uncluttered and vintage appearance while modern internals ensure reliable performance.
  • VINTAGE-STYLE RIDING POSITION: On the W800, a standard handlebar and a tuck & roll seat provide a more relaxed riding position.
  • FINE-TUNE YOUR RIDE: 5-way adjustable clutch lever and 4-way adjustable brake lever enable riders to fine-tune lever position.

Other Features

  • Chrome-plated steel fenders.

Power and Performance

  • BREAK THE STATUS QUO: Power and performance features combine with authentic W1 style for an exhilarating ride.
  • POWERFUL & TORQUEY: The vertical twin-cylinder 773cc four-stroke engine features a distinct bevel gear-driven camshaft and SOHC 4-valve head and is tuned for low- to mid-range performance for abundant torque, while modern fuel injection provides clean operation.
  • THE CLASSIC LOOK: 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.
  • SMOOTH RIDE: Dual rear shock absorbers with adjustable spring preload offer a smooth ride and a clean look.
  • STRONG & RESPONSIVE: 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.
  • SMOOTH & RESPONSIVE: 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.

Retro Styling

  • ORIGINAL W1-INSPIRED STYLING: Kawasaki W motorcycles have never known conformity. The W800 retro classic lineup is dedicated to preserving the 1960s image, sound and feel.
  • PAINT JOB FROM THE PAST: 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.
  • BOLD & STYLISH: The striking curves of the fuel tank naturally draw the eye, further adding to the style element. Its volume gives it more presence for a powerful impression.
  • VINTAGE MEETS MODERN: Individual speedometer and tachometer exhibit a classic display design while a simple LCD screen and complete set of indicator lamps add modern touches. Beneath the retro-styled exterior, modern internals ensure accurate and reliable performance.
  • POTENT LIGHTING: 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.