- Kawasaki slashes the price of the W800 by Rs 1 lakh
- Pegged at Rs 6.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India)
- Yet to receive the BS6 update
Kawasaki has recently reduced the prices of multiple models in its India portfolio. Notably, the most substantial price cut has been received by the only modern-classic offering in its line-up, the W800. The motorcycle is now cheaper by as much as Rs 1 lakh and costs Rs 6.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
The design of the W800 is purely retro as it is inspired by the Kawasaki W1 which was sold during the 60s. With a round headlamp, pulled-back handlebar, peanut-shaped fuel tank, chopped fenders, spoke wheels and twin peashooter exhausts, the W800 is as old-school as it can get. It follows the same theme on the feature front with the only modern bits available being full-LED headlamp, a slipper clutch and dual channel ABS. The instrumentation setup comprises of a semi-digital unit.
Powering the W800 is a 773cc, parallel-twin, fuel-injected engine which is yet to be updated for BS6 compliance. It comes mated to a five-speed gearbox and churns out 50.2bhp of power and 62.9Nm of peak torque. Damping duties are handled by telescopic forks and twin shock absorbers while braking is taken care of by a disc at both ends. Weighing at 224kg, the W800 incorporates a 15 litre fuel tank.
The Kawasaki W800 is available in a single colour option which is a combination of metallic black and graphite grey shades. In terms of pricing and body style, it competes against the Triumph Street Twin in India.