2020 Kawasaki W800 Street launched in India for Rs 7.99 lakh
The Kawasaki W800 Street has been launched in India for the price of Rs 7.99 lakh, ex-showroom pan-India. The W800 Street carries retro styling as it is a successor to a motorcycle from 1966. The bookings for the W800 Street have already commenced and buyers can book theirs through the company's official website or by visiting an authorised dealership. The bike will be sold in limited numbers and the deliveries are to commence by August 2019.
The motorcycle has an upright riding posture and the design language is traditional. The headlamp unit up front is flanked by turn indicators. Styling mainly inculcates a high handlebar set-up following the twin-pod instrument cluster with analogue and LCD display. The seat is a single unit with a scoop for the rider height to be more accessible. The exhaust is finished in chrome from headers to the end tip.
The motorcycle is currently available in one colour - a combination of black and grey, however, a new colour scheme could be expected in the future. The motorcycle weighs 221kg and has a 15-litre fuel tank.
The engine is a 773cc parallel-twin air-cooled unit that is housed in a twin-down pipe twin cradle chassis and puts out 48PS at 6,000rpm and 62.8Nm at 4,800rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox equipped with slipper clutch.
Other components include telescopic forks for suspension in the front and dual-shock absorbers for the rear. The bike gets 18-inch tyres shod on spoke wire wheels. The braking units include discs on both ends with 320mm rotor in the front and a 270mm rotor at the back with a dual-channel ABS (Antilock Braking System).
The Kawasaki W800 Street rivals the Triumph Street Twin which is priced at Rs 7.70 lakh ex-showroom. The Royal Enfield Interceptor could also be considered as the power figures range in the same ballpark.
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