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Iconic 1966 W1 heritage runs deep in the 2020 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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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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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


    Rear Tire



    26.0°/3.7 in

    Ground Clearance

    5.1 in


    57.7 in

  • Totals

    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

    Frame Type

    Double-cradle high tensile steel

    Color Choices

    Metallic Matte Fusion Silver/Metallic Spark Black

    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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