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Iconic 1966 W1 heritage runs deep in the all-new 2019 Kawasaki W800 CAFE retro motorcycle. The spirit of the original W1 has inspired the inception of such legendary machines as the Kawasaki Z1 and Ninja H2™. Preserving the authenticity of the W1, the W800 CAFE has been modernized for trailblazers who prefer to ride to the throaty roar of a powerful 733cc engine.

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Dual Throttle Valves

Modern sportbikes often use large-bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large-diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly opens the throttle, the unrestricted torque response is anythin

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Sound Tuning

Sound tuning enhances the exhilaration a Kawasaki motorcycle offers by complementing the sensations the rider feels with a carefully crafted auditory component.

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  • Engine


    4-stroke, vertical twin, SOHC, 8 valves, air-cooled



    Bore x Stroke

    77.0 x 83.0mm

    Compression Ratio


    Fuel System

    DFI® with 34mm throttle bodies (2)




    5-speed, return shift

  • Suspension

    Front Suspension / Wheel Travel

    41mm Telescopic fork/5.1 in

    Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel

    Twin shocks with spring preload adjustability/4.2 in

    Front Tire

    100/90-18M/C 56H

    Rear Tire

    130/80-18M/C 66H


    26.0°/3.7 in

    Ground Clearance

    5.1 in


    57.7 in

  • Totals

    Maximum Torque

    46.4 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm

    Overall Length

    84.1 in

    Overall Width

    32.5 in

    Overall Height

    44.7 in

    Seat Height

    31.1 in

    Curb Weight

    489.5 lb**

    Fuel Capacity

    4.0 gal

  • General

    Final Drive

    Sealed chain

    Electronic Rider Aids

    Assist and Slipper Clutch

    Frame Type

    Double-cradle high tensile steel

    Special Features

    Sound Tuning

    Color Choices

    Metallic Magnesium Gray/Galaxy Silver

    Kawasaki Protection Plus (optional)

    12, 24, 36 or 48 months

  • Brakes

    Front Brakes

    Single 320mm disc with 2-piston calipers, ABS

    Rear Brakes

    Single 270mm disc with 2-piston caliper, ABS

  • Guarantee


    12 Month Limited Warranty

**Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90 percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).

Specifications subject to change

KAWASAKI CARES: Always wear a helmet, eye protection, and proper apparel. Never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Read Owner’s Manual and all on-product warnings. Professional rider shown on a closed course. ©2020 Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

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