News 2011 Kawasaki W800 | Preview Video

2011 Kawasaki W800 | Preview Video

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Kawasaki Europe has launched a new retro motorcycle, the 2011 W800 that made its debut at the Intermot Motorcycle Show 2010, Cologne, Germany. The W800 is the successor to the W650, launched in 2004 and later retired in 2006.

The 2011 Kawasaki W800 uses the parallel 2-cylinder 800 cc engine with fuel injection that replaces the old carburetor system, to produce around 70 HP.

Building a beautiful engine was a key concept when designing the new air-cooled Vertical Twin. The classic-styled engine is lightweight, simple and a joy to behold.

Reminiscent of the original Ducati Desmo, an iconic bevel-gear-driven cam adds beauty to the cylinder head while contributing to the engine’s classical appearance.

A voluptuous fuel tank finished in high-quality paint contributes to the Kawasaki W800’s aura of functional elegance. Newly designed tank emblems, finished in chrome, contribute to the high quality classic motorcycle appearance.

The 2011 Kawasaki traditional instrumentation includes individual speedometer and tachometer with classic display.

A multi-function LCD screen incorporates an odometer, tripmeter, and clock. A full range of indicator lamps includes an FI warning lamp, dual turn signal indicators, low fuel level indicator, high beam indicator, neutral indicator, and oil pressure warning lamp.

A single 300 mm front disc brake offers sure stopping power to this classic motorcycle. Click video to learn more about the bike.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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