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Kawasaki W800

Classic Reborn

Test by Penfold. Pics by Pickett/Paterson

W800 revisits past design, adds modern and a superior build/finish at a sensational What is not to like? I for one couldn’t the smile off my face.

On the centrestand

a centrestand. It comes standard and is to use, not to mention the advantages it has maintenance. I had already looked at a prior, but I was again taken by the simplistic classic look.

The colour available is metallic green, but how good does it and wait till you see it sparkle in the Kawasaki has tried to minimise the use of Chrome, polished aluminium, wheels and an air-cooled parallel make this bike before I even get on. W- model The W in 800 pays homage back to early days in the 1960s it began manufacturing motorcycles.

You may the W650, which Kawasaki into Australia between It was not a big seller. Simply speaking the new (773cc) with a bigger is the W650 (676cc) finishing

Torque is the real differentiator more to come on that. the major change in technology is injection. But, you could be for thinking the injection system carburettors. What about the eye bevel-gear driven camshaft on the side of the head?

Does the job and the rear drum brake the bike very traditional. the W650 it does not have a which several hard-core did comment on. You cannot please

I sit on the seat and I am immediately comfortable. an easy reach to the chrome which are thinner than modern bikes at 22.2mm. I find the bars comfortable and direction easy. Let’s not the kneepads on the tank, which holding on easier, not that really enough horsepower to you off.

Certainly the 19″ front helps take the bumps out of our roads and makes the steering and stable. Clutch and front levers are both adjustable to different size hands. I her up and the sound from the twin exhaust is very distinctive.

Very pleasant even standard pipes. No, there are no or rocking, not like editor Norton Commando.

The bike has a 360 degree crankshaft with a balancer to dampen vibration. away in first gear sees me at 60km/h. Change up to continue accelerating and very I am at 100km/h. Both occasions I was approaching red line at around

The smile increases so I punt on up to the old Too easy, that is enough of I think. Lucky I am on a private Very smooth indeed.

has not said a lot about the power of the but really it’s all about the It has risen to 60Nm but this is reached between 2000-2500rpm, the W650 was at around 5500rpm. is where the bike feels so You can be cruising along at 60km/h in top (5th) and then just on.

She is doing about 3500rpm at Just humming. A heavy contributes nicely to this torque feeling in the low-mid

Wife’s approval

I decided to the wife out for a spot of lunch and importantly to get her to sign off on my W800. Now the is ‘only’ in the 60kg weight but combined with my 85kg I to crank up the rear suspension’s It is 5-way adjustable and easy to

Again that is what the is all about. There are no other adjustments and that suits me Modern bikes have so adjustment these days, I to admit I just want to get on it and go riding. Sorry to all the fiddlers out

Kawasaki W800

While on weight, the W800 is a trim 216kg wet and I must say it is easy to ride in heavy Anyway I threw the bike some curvy stuff and the did it all in its stride. Single disk up and drum on the back has had a few people Even two-up I found the more than adequate. The did the job and as I said a 19″ up front and 18″ on the rear.

I made some inquiries 18″ rubber and there are plenty of options there, despite all you 17″ out there. I do love the rear curving outwards making it to get a pump onto.

Now the wife loved the seat comfort and the also provides a couple of pillion handles on each There are also hooks for and provision to lock two helmets to the the left one external, and the right one the seat. The W800 is definitely an eye and had people looking/commenting on its appearance we rode the bike. The bike has an tacho and speedo up front.

The has a digital screen within is located the time, trip and odometer. On the tacho you have the warning lights.

The fuel tank holds 14 and something Kawasaki has mentioned is the use of an external fuel pump. this means, is you can certainly get 14 in the fuel tank as the pump normally be within. Now fuel is something always dear to my I loved that I could this bike to work all most of it being 80-100km limit.

After 270km the light came on. I managed to get 11 of fuel in the tank. Well equates to around 4l/100km or in W800 terms….70 miles per

Hello, fuel injection, how is that? Running 95 octane.

The drama I had with the bike all was the mirrors tended to have a between 70km/h-90km/h. Two comments from other riders “you should be looking and accelerate.” When I did get over everything settled down. riders will always to consider distance between the and the pegs. You could be a little Wash up Look, I really the Kawasaki W800.

For a traditional looking bike modern technology such as injection it really was a pleasure to And who knows I may even be allowed to own

At a price of $11990 RRP plus the W800 is going to keep its from the United Kingdom on toes. It really is a lot of bang for buck. If you want to personalise W800 Kawasaki has a range of and if you really want to have a let’s not forget companies Deus Ex Machina who absolutely the Kawasaki W series.

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