2020 Kawasaki W800 Cafe
2020 Kawasaki W800 Cafe

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Kawasaki
Model Year
2020
2020
Model
W800 Cafe
W800 Cafe
Model Code
EJ800CLFL
EJ800CLFL
Color
Metallic Matte Fusion Silver / Metallic Spark Black
Metallic Matte Fusion Silver / Metallic Spark Black

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Single 320 mm petal-style disc with 2-piston calipers, ABS

Rear - Single 270 mm petal-style disc with 2-piston caliper, ABS

Front - Single 320 mm petal-style disc with 2-piston calipers, ABS

Rear - Single 270 mm petal-style disc with 2-piston caliper, ABS

Rims
Black alumite
Black alumite
Tires

Front - 100 / 90-18M / c 56H

Rear - 130 / 80-18M / C 66H

Front - 100 / 90-18M / c 56H

Rear - 130 / 80-18M / C 66H

Dimensions

Length
Overall - 84.1 in.
Overall - 84.1 in.
Height
Overall - 44.7 in.
Overall - 44.7 in.
Width
Overall - 32.5 in.
Overall - 32.5 in.
Weight
Curb - 489.5 lb.
Curb - 489.5 lb.
Ground Clearance
5.1 in.
5.1 in.
Wheelbase
57.7 in.
57.7 in.
Seat Height
31.1 in.
31.1 in.

Drivetrain

Transmission
5-speed, return shift
5-speed, return shift
Final Drive
Sealed chain
Sealed chain

Electrical

Lighting
Round LED headlamp
Round LED headlamp

Engine

Engine
4-stroke, vertical twin, SOHC, 8 valves
4-stroke, vertical twin, SOHC, 8 valves
Cooling
Air
Air
Displacement
773 cc
773 cc
Bore x Stroke
77 x 83 mm
77 x 83 mm
Clutch
Assist and slipper
Assist and slipper
Fuel System
DFI® with 34 mm throttle bodies (2)
DFI® with 34 mm throttle bodies (2)
Ignition
Digital
Digital
Fuel Capacity
3.4 gal.
3.4 gal.

Operational

Frame
Double-cradle high tensile steel
Double-cradle high tensile steel
Front Suspension
41 mm Telescopic fork; 5.1 in. travel
41 mm Telescopic fork; 5.1 in. travel
Rear Suspension
Twin shocks with spring preload adjustability; 4.2 in. travel
Twin shocks with spring preload adjustability; 4.2 in. travel
Rake
26°
26°
Trail
3.7 in.
3.7 in.
Seat
Café-racer
Café-racer
Handlebars
Clubman-style
Clubman-style

Other

Warranty
12 Month Limited
12 Month Limited

Features

Chassis Management Technology

  • 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.

Engine Management Technology

  • 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.

Ergonomics

  • THOUGHTFUL DESIGN: Premium ergonomic features offer comfort for a wide range of riding applications.
  • CLEAN & RELIABLE: Compact switchgear gives the handlebar an uncluttered and vintage appearance while modern internals ensure reliable performance.
  • VINTAGE-STYLE RIDING POSITION: The W800 CAFE offers a sporty riding position due to a clubman-style handlebar and café seat.
  • FINE-TUNE YOUR RIDE: 5-way adjustable clutch lever and 4-way adjustable brake lever enable riders to fine-tune lever position.

Power and Performance

  • BREAK THE STATUS QUO: Power and performance features combine with authentic W1 style for an exhilarating ride.
  • POWERFUL & TORQUEY: The W800 family 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: Classic, retro 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 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.

Retro Styling

  • ORIGINAL W1-INSPIRED STYLING: The 1960s spirit runs deep in the Kawasaki W retro-classic line with class-leading authentic styling, sound and feel.
  • PAINT JOB FROM THE PAST: Both W800 models come in equally eye-catching classic colors. The W800 CAFE sports a Metallic Matte Fusion Silver / Metallic Spark Black paint job while the W800 turns heads in Candy Cardinal Red.
  • BOLD & STYLISH: The striking curves of the sculpted fuel tank naturally draw the eye, further adding to the iconic style elements of the W800 family. 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, four 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. Taken straight from the past, the W800 CAFE is fitted with a sleek café-racer front cowl.

Chassis Management Technology

  • 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.

Engine Management Technology

  • 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.

Ergonomics

  • THOUGHTFUL DESIGN: Premium ergonomic features offer comfort for a wide range of riding applications.
  • CLEAN & RELIABLE: Compact switchgear gives the handlebar an uncluttered and vintage appearance while modern internals ensure reliable performance.
  • VINTAGE-STYLE RIDING POSITION: The W800 CAFE offers a sporty riding position due to a clubman-style handlebar and café seat.
  • FINE-TUNE YOUR RIDE: 5-way adjustable clutch lever and 4-way adjustable brake lever enable riders to fine-tune lever position.

Power and Performance

  • BREAK THE STATUS QUO: Power and performance features combine with authentic W1 style for an exhilarating ride.
  • POWERFUL & TORQUEY: The W800 family 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: Classic, retro 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 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.

Retro Styling

  • ORIGINAL W1-INSPIRED STYLING: The 1960s spirit runs deep in the Kawasaki W retro-classic line with class-leading authentic styling, sound and feel.
  • PAINT JOB FROM THE PAST: Both W800 models come in equally eye-catching classic colors. The W800 CAFE sports a Metallic Matte Fusion Silver / Metallic Spark Black paint job while the W800 turns heads in Candy Cardinal Red.
  • BOLD & STYLISH: The striking curves of the sculpted fuel tank naturally draw the eye, further adding to the iconic style elements of the W800 family. 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, four 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. Taken straight from the past, the W800 CAFE is fitted with a sleek café-racer front cowl.