2024 Kawasaki W800 ABS

2024 Kawasaki W800 ABS
Metallic Slate Blue/Metallic Diablo Black
MSRP: $10,399.00
Manufacturer: Kawasaki
Condition: New


The 1960s spirit runs deep in the Kawasaki W retro-classic lineup with class-leading authentic styling, sound and feel. A true throwback to the iconic W1, modern W800 motorcycles are meticulously crafted to pay homage to the past, all while thoughtfully incorporating modern technology and features.



Assist and Slipper Clutch
Based on feedback from racing activities, the Assist & Slipper Clutch uses two types of cams (an assist cam and a slipper cam) to either drive the clutch hub and operating plate together or apart. Under normal operation, the assist cam functions as a self-servo mechanism, pulling the clutch hub and operating plate together to compress the clutch plates. This allows the total clutch spring load to be reduced, resulting in a lighter clutch lever feel when operating the clutch. When excessive engine braking occurs – as a result of quick downshifts (or an accidental downshift) – the slipper cam comes into play, forcing the clutch hub and operating plate apart. This relieves pressure on the clutch plates to reduce back-torque and helps prevent the rear tire from hopping and skidding. This race-style function is particularly useful when sport or track riding.
Sound Tuning
Kawasaki has long had a reputation for building great-sounding bikes – a characteristic inherent in the Kawasaki engine architecture – but it is only recently that effort has been put into crafting a specific auditory experience through careful sound tuning of either the intake or exhaust system. Designed specifically to allow riders to enjoy their motorcycles aurally as well as physically, the carefully crafted auditory notes can be the key components of the street riding exhilaration offered by models that have benefitted from sound tuning. Sound tuning can include conducting sound research, designing intake and exhaust system components based on an acoustic test carried out in a sound room, and careful consideration of every detail of a system’s components to ensure a balance of performance and the desired sound.
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System)
Kawasaki ABS systems use front and rear wheel sensors to constantly monitor wheel speed. Should information from either of the sensors indicate that wheel lock has occurred, the ABS ECU directs the pump in the ABS unit to modulate brake fluid pressure (releasing and reapplying pressure so that traction can be regained) until normal operation resumes. ABS offers rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment.


4-stroke, parallel twin, SOHC, 4 valves, air-cooled
Bore X Stroke
77.0 x 83.0mm
Compression Ratio
Maximum Torque
46.4 lb-ft
Fuel System
DFI® with 34mm throttle bodies (2)
TCBI with Digital Advance
5-speed, return shift
Final Drive
Sealed chain
Electronic Rider Aids
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)


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
Front Brakes
Single 320mm disc with 2-piston calipers, ABS
Rear Brakes
Single 270mm disc with 2-piston caliper, ABS


Frame Type
Double-cradle high tensile steel
Rake & Trail
26.0°/3.7 in
Overall Length
86.2 in
Overall Width
31.1 in
Overall Height
42.3 in
Ground Clearance
4.9 in
Seat Height
31.1 in
Curb Weight
496.1 lb* / 498.3 lb* 50-State Model
Fuel Capacity
4.0 gal
57.7 in
Color Choices
Metallic Slate Blue/Metallic Diablo Black
12 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)
12, 24, 36, or 48 months


Retro Styling

  • Paint Job from the Past Ride in style. The W800 stays true to retro styling with a classic eye-catching color.
  • Bold & Stylish The striking curves of the sculpted fuel tank naturally draw the eye, further adding to the iconic style elements of the W800 motorcycle. The larger volume makes an unmistakably powerful impression.
  • Vintage Meets Modern The individual speedometer and tachometer exhibit a classic display while a multi-function LCD screen adds a modern touch.
  • Potent Lighting A large 170mm LED headlamp casts a bright, white light. Six total chambers light the way, with four chambers for low beam plus an additional two chambers for high beam. Position lamps in the high-beam chambers ensure the whole lamp appears lit, like a retro-style bulb headlamp. Details like a convex lens and chromed headlamp ring make note of the high-quality, classic design.

Power and Performance

  • Powerful & Torquey The W800 motorcycle is powered by a vertical twin-cylinder 773cc four-stroke engine that features a distinct bevel gear-driven camshaft and SOHC 4-valve head tuned for strong low- to mid-range performance. Abundant torque is complemented by the clean operation of modern fuel injection.
  • The Classic Look A classic muffler design emits the throaty exhaust note that makes parallel-twin engines infamous. Twin mufflers with carefully tuned internals deliver the characteristic note of the vertical twin’s 360° crankshaft engine configuration—a throwback to the original Kawasaki W1 motorcycle.
  • Smooth Ride Dual rear shock absorbers with adjustable spring preload offer a smooth ride and a clean look.
  • Strong & Responsive Stopping power 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.
  • Smooth & Responsive Stout 41mm stanchions minimize flex and stiff fork springs soak up bumps on well-traveled city streets. Rubber gaiters are used to protect fork tubes and ensure long fork seal life while adding to the retro appearance.


  • Clean & Reliable Compact switchgear gives the handlebar an uncluttered and vintage appearance while modern internals ensure reliable performance.
  • Vintage-Style Riding Position A standard handlebar and a tuck and roll seat provide a relaxed riding position.
  • Fine-tune Your Ride 5-way adjustable clutch lever and 4-way adjustable brake lever enable riders to fine-tune lever position.

All inventory listed is subject to availability and prior sale. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) if shown for a vehicle excludes set-up, freight, taxes, title, licensing or other dealer charges, and is subject to change. Individual prices may vary. Please request a quote for specific pricing.

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