2011 Kawasaki W800 pics and specs

Triumph-rivalling parallel twin revealed in full at Cologne Bike Show

KAWASAKI HAS unveiled the company's all-new W800 classic - the machine that's set to replace the popular, but now defunct, W650.

The bike, which is set to take on Triumph's popular Bonneville range, uses a 773cc air-cooled parallel-twin engine, 5-speed gearbox, wet clutch and disc front brake.

2011 Kawasaki W800 specs

Engine type Air-cooled, 4-stroke Vertical Twin
Displacement 773 cm³
Bore x stroke 77.0 x 83.0 mm
Compression ratio 8.4:1
Valve/Induction system SOHC, 8 valves
Fuel system Fuel injection:φ34 mm x 2 with sub-throttles
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump


Transmission 5-speed, return
Final Drive Chain
Primary reduction ratio 2.095 (88/42)
Gear ratios: 1st 2.353 (40/17)
Gear ratios: 2nd 1.590 (35/22)
Gear ratios: 3rd 1.240 (31/25)
Gear ratios: 4th 1.000 (28/28)
Gear ratios: 5th 0.851 (23/27)
Final reduction ratio 2.467 (37/15)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual


Frame type Double-cradle, high-tensile steel
Wheel travel, front 130 mm
Wheel travel, rear 105 mm
Tyre, front 100/90-19M/C 57H
Tyre, rear 130/80-18M/C 66H
Rake/Trail 27° / 108 mm
Steering angle, left / right 37° / 37°


Suspension, front 39 mm telescopic fork
Suspension, rear Twin shocks
Type: Twin shocks
Spring preload: 5-way
Brakes, front Type: Single 300 mm disc
Caliper: Twin-piston
Brakes, rear Type: Drum, 160 mm


Dimensions (L x W x H) 2,180 x 790 x 1,075 mm
Wheelbase 1,465 mm
Ground Clearance 125 mm
Seat height 790 mm
Curb Mass 216 kg
Fuel capacity 14 litres