Vehicle Profile

Preserving the authenticity of the iconic 1966 W1, the W800 ABS motorcycle has been modernized for trailblazers and the pursuit of timeless performance. The 773cc four-stroke engine features a distinct bevel gear-driven camshaft and SOHC 4-valve head tuned for strong low- to mid-range performance. Modern braking performance 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.

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ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)

Sudden over-application of the brakes, or braking on low-grip surfaces (surfaces with a low coefficient of friction) such as wet asphalt or manhole covers, may cause a motorcycle's wheel(s) to lock up and slip.

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Assist & Slipper Clutch

Developed and tested through Kawasaki Factory racing, the Assist & Slipper Clutch utilizes two types of cams. An assist cam and a slipper cam enable the Assist & Slipper Clutch to function in two different ways, with the clutch hub working together or apart from the operating plate. Under normal operat

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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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Top Features


  • 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)


    TCBI w/digital advance


    5-speed, return shift

  • Suspension

    Front Suspension / Wheel Travel

    41mm telescopic fork with/5.1 in

    Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel

    Twin shocks with spring preload adjustability/4.2 in

    Front Tire


    Rear Tire



    26.0 / 3.7 in

    Ground Clearance

    4.9 in


    57.7 in

  • Totals

    Overall Length

    86.2 in

    Overall Width

    31.1 in

    Overall Height

    42.3 in

    Seat Height

    31.1 in

    Curb Weight

    496.1 lb.**

    Fuel Capacity

    4.0 gal

    Maximum Torque

    46.4 lb.-ft.

  • General

    Final Drive

    Sealed chain

    Frame Type

    Double-cradle high tensile steel

    Color Choices

    Metallic Ocean Blue

    Kawasaki Protection Plus (optional)

    12, 24, 36 or 48 months

  • Brakes

    Front Brakes

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

    Rear Brakes

    Single 270mm petal-style 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. ©2021 Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

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