When Kawasaki’s original W, the W1, appeared in 1966 it was the largest-displacement Japanese model of its time. Not only did it mark Kawasaki’s first step in becoming a manufacturer of large displacement motorcycles, its design goal of becoming the fastest bike in the world was a precursor to Kawasaki’s Quest for Speed and led to the birth of legendary machines like the Z1, Ninja, ZZR1100 and Ninja H2/H2R.


By today’s performance standards the W1 would not be considered a fast bike, but in its day simply riding a big bike was enough to turn heads and earn the respect of fellow riders and pedestrians alike.


For riders who prefer a leisurely ride at low speed, with the throbbing pulse and throaty roar of an air-cooled Vertical Twin engine playing counterpoint, Kawasaki is proud to present the new model that was designed to capture the look and feel of this iconic bike from yesteryear.


The new W800 CAFE is the latest evolution of a brand that spans 50 years. With numerous parts updated compared to the W800 SE, the W800 CAFE the retro models have been thoroughly modernised to deliver rider-friendly machines with easy handling and good stability on the highway.


But not all of the changes are visible – Kawasaki’s dedication to preserving the image of the original model can be seen in the air-cooled Vertical Twin engine that meets strict modern emissions standards, the double-cradle frame with completely revised rigidity care of thicker pipe walls, and the carefully crafted exhaust sound of a Vertical Twin with a 360° crankshaft. For a taste of history, look no further than the W800 CAFE.


Model W800 CAFE EJ8000CKF
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 System SOHC 8 valve, Bevel Drive
Fuel System DFI 2 X 34 mm with Sub Throttles
Ignition TCBI with Digital Advance
Starting Electric
Transmission 5-speed with Positive Neutral Finder, A&S Clutch
Suspension - front 41 mm telescopic fork
Suspension - rear Twin rear shock with 5-way adjustable spring preload
Wheel travel - f/r 130/107 mm
Ground Clearance 130 mm
Brakes - front 320 mm diameter single disc with twin piston caliper, ABS
Brakes - rear 270 mm diameter single disc with twin-piston caliper, ABS
Wheel Size Front / Rear 2.50 - 18.0 / 3.00 - 18.0
Tyre Size Front / Rear 100/90-18M/C 57H / 130/80-18M/C 66H
L x W x H 2,135 mm x 825 mm x 1,135 mm
Wheelbase 1,465 mm
Seat height 790 mm
Fuel capacity 15 litres
Curb Mass 223 kg
Max Power 35kW @ 6,000 rpm
Max Torque 62.9 N.m @ 4,800 rpm
Colour/s Metallic Magnesium Gray with Galaxy Silver
Warranty 24 Months Unlimited Kilometres

W800 Cafe 2021

  • Motor bikes can be delivered within a 150KM radius of the shop. Please note we can not ship bikes. Proof of identity will be required on purchase

  • This price is the rideaway price for this motorcycle if the motorcycle is to be registered in NSW. For pricing outside of NSW please call us on 02 4324 8916