The classic W, first debuted in 1965, has been revived in the all-new 2019 W800 Street Kawasaki Classic Sports Motorcycle model. There’s nothing quite like the sound of the Vertical Twin engine cranking out massive amounts of torque, the throaty sound of the custom twin exhausts, and the typical handling of a robust frame with large-diameter wheels. You’ll be the main point of discussion of your town when you’re riding around town on this gorgeously crafted retro motorcycle.
2019 W800 Street Kawasaki Classic Sports Motorcycle – Features
The W800 Street’s SOHC provides all of the 2019 W800 Street Kawasaki Classic Sports Motorcycle ‘s performance and torque; vertical twin-engine 773cc air-cooled, gasoline-injected SOHC, horizontal twin-engine arrangement. To achieve the engine’s powerful low-to-mid-range torque, the hefty flywheel was selected for use. Fuel injection ensures accurate fuel supply to the engine, as well as low emissions and simple start-up. With two 34 mm throttle bodies, the airbox is connected to the pistons in a direct line. Low- to mid-range performance is boosted by longer, slimmer intake funnels. Sub-throttles are also used in the engine to provide optimal engine response and to limit noise emissions. As a result, a bevel gear cam drive and SOHC four-valve per head were used. An efficient five-speed gearbox offers a gear for whatever situation a cyclist could find themselves in at any given time.
Mufflers of the classic vintage style are smooth curves and long, flowing lines. With long tailpipes and narrow chambers, the bike’s peashooter-style silencers add to its iconic appearance. In parallel-twin engines, the mufflers provide a throaty exhaust noise. When it comes to sound, the dual mufflers were adjusted to bring out the engine note of Kawasaki’s vertical twin 360-degree crank design, which was also employed in Kawasaki’s original W1.
An essential consideration in developing the air-cooled vertical twin for W800 Street was making it visually appealing. There is nothing like a classic-styled engine to make you smile. The cylinder head’s iconic bevel-gear-driven cam contributes to the engine’s traditional vintage style and robustness while enhancing the cylinder head’s attractiveness. As a quality accent and a visual highlight, the W800 Street’s silver bevel-gear cover draws attention to the engine’s distinctive design. There are no visible fuel injection components, making the engine area seem cleaner and less crowded. A robust bottom-end response enhances the timeless enjoyment of riding a vintage motorbike by increasing its rich look and character.
Assist & Slipper Clutch
Race-inspired technology, the Assist and Slipper Clutch, provides a light feel at the lever and a back-torque-limiting function to complement the gearbox. It is perceptible by the lighter pull on the clutch lever that helps in decreasing rider fatigue in stop-and-go traffic conditions.
As a consequence of sudden or unintentional downshifts, excessive engine braking is a symptom of the slipper function. Using the slipper cam, the clutch hub and working plate are separated, reducing back-torque, and aiding in reducing the risk of skidding or wheel hop.
However, despite its similarity to its 2018 Kawasaki W800, the new double-cradle frame design is entirely different. For optimal performance, parallel-twin establish the precise stiffness of each piece of tubing. Adjustments in pipe thickness were then made while keeping the pipe diameters the same.
The W800 Street’s steady ride and well-balanced overall design result from the double-cradle frame’s utilization of a durable 50 mm square-section backbone. The 50 mm square-section backbone was complemented with a circular downtube for a classic look. For better looks and less weight, the number of brackets and gussets was kept to a minimum. With few welds and gussets, the high-quality appearance of the round tubes is enhanced. Better handling and reduced weight are achieved by using a swingarm with a high degree of rigidity.
Retro styling and current handling are combined in the W800 Street motorbike, which has a big diameter front fork, a very robust lower triple clamp, and strong twin shocks to match the more rigid new frame.
The 41mm tubes of a telescopic front fork absorb sharp shocks on city streets. Smoothness and aesthetics go hand in hand with the adjustable spring preload of the dual rear shock absorbers.
Brakes & Wheels
The W800 Street has a sophisticated ABS-equipped disc brake system to handle the braking chores. A vast 320 mm front disc and a 270 mm rear disc provide powerful and quick braking.
To preserve W800 Street’s vintage look and feel and its robust yet composed handling, 18″ wheels were selected for both front and rear. The metal rims are very. With a simple wipe, dirt and grime may be removed from the spokes and nipples. Tube-type tires give traditional tread patterns and lots of traction.
Comfort and pleasing athletic aesthetics are the hallmarks of the W800’s two-person Street seat. There are five clutch position settings and four brake position settings on W800 Street’s front brake lever for optimum rider convenience.
The W800 Street has an original authenticity and timeless beauty that is uncommon to find on current bikes because of its fabulous vertical twin-engine, traditional proportions, and thorough attention to detail.
Sleekness, practicality, and aesthetics all come together in W800 Street’s chassis. Classic proportions are sustained with large diameter, spoked wheels, and a steel double-cradle frame. The gasoline tank’s magnificent shapes serve as a design feature and a source of interest.
The W800 Street has a classic display for the speedometer and tachometer, as well as a traditional speedometer and tachometer. The odometer, trip meter, and clock are shown on a single LCD panel. FI warning light, dual turn signal indicators, low fuel level indication, high beam indicator, neutral indicator, and oil pressure warning lamp are all included. The W800 Street’s handlebars have a light, minimalist look thanks to the vintage-inspired switchgear, but modern internals assures the bike’s dependable performance below the nostalgic styling.
It is possible to modify the appearance of your W800 Street with a variety of Kawasaki Genuine Accessories (KGA) as well as ERGO-FITTM reduced-reach seats, and ERGO-FITTM reduced-reach passenger grab rail is included.
2019 W800 Street Kawasaki Classic Sports Motorcycle – Technical Specifications
|Type||4-Stroke, Air-Cooled, SOHC, 4-Valve Cylinder Head, Vertical-Twin|
|Bore and Stroke||77.0 x 83.0 mm|
|Fuel Injection||DFI® with Dual 34mm Keihin Throttle Bodies (2)|
|Ignition||TCBI with Digital Advance|
|Transmission||5-Speed with Positive Neutral Finder|
|Final Drive||Sealed Chain|
|Front Wheel Travel||N/A|
|Rear Wheel Travel||N/A|
|Front Tire Size||110/90-19|
|Rear Tire Size||130/80-18|
|Front Suspension||41mm Hydraulic Telescopic Fork|
|Rear Suspension||Dual Shock with Adjustable PreLoad|
|Front Brake||Type Single 320mm Disc with 2-Piston Caliper|
|Rear Brake||Type Single 270mm Disc|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||N/A|
|Kawasaki Protection Plus™||12, 24, 36essential or 48 months|