- More retro Kawasaki W800 unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show
-Gets more chrome components
-Likely to be launched in India sometime in 2020
The new W800 is an exact interpretation of the legendary W1 from 1966. And unlike the W800 Street, which is available in India, the W800 gets loads of chrome for a traditional classy look. The engine and forks have a polished silver finish while the mirrors, front and rear fenders, handlebar and levers are all chrome. Moreover, the retro logo on the W800’s fuel tank and the ‘Metallic Dark Green’ colour further add to the classic look.
Kawasaki has also equipped the new W800 with a bigger 19-inch front wheel in place of the 18-inch wheel on the other two variants. The bike uses the same 773cc, parallel-twin engine as the other models. This motor produces 47.3bhp and 62.9Nm of torque and comes mated to a five-speed gearbox. As for cycle parts, the W800 uses telescopic forks for the front wheel and twin-shocks at the rear. Meanwhile, braking hardware consists of a single disc brake at both ends along with dual-channel ABS.
Given that Kawasaki sells the W800 Street in India, we can expect the Japanese manufacturer to launch the W800 in the country sometime in the first half of next year.