Kawasaki launched the W800 in India in July 2019 at Rs 7.99 lakh. The pricing has now been dropped by Rs 1 lakh to Rs 6.99 lakh, making it cheaper than the Triumph Street Twin
Less than a year since the launch of the 2020 W800, Kawasaki has now updated its pricing on the official website. In July 2019, the Japanese bike-maker introduced the motorcycle in India at Rs 7.99 lakh. The company has now slashed the pricing of the motorcycle by Rs 1 lakh, and it is now down to Rs 6.99 lakh. This move makes the W800 more affordable than the Triumph Street Twin which is priced at Rs 7.45 lakh. All prices ex-showroom.
Aside from the change in price, everything else remains unchanged. The retro-classic offering comes with a BS6 compliant 773cc air-cooled vertical-twin engine that develops 51bhp and 62.9Nm. The engine only comes paired with a 5-speed transmission that works in union with an assist and slipper clutch. Braking duties are performed by a 320mm disc at the front and 270mm one at the rear.
As far as design goes, the W800 has all the elements you’d expect from a classic offering. Upfront it comes fitted with a round LED headlight, a long chrome exhaust, and a quilted long seat. In line with the retro appeak, the W800 also misses out on a grab rail. Behind the handlebar, the W800 has been plonked with a dual-pod instrument cluster which looks rather outdated. It only gets a simple LCD screen on the speedo and some tell-tale lights on the tacho. A little more modern and informative dash would have been welcome.
The Kawasaki W800 competes against the likes of the Triumph Street Twin and to an extent the Harley Davidson Street Rod. Kawasaki only offers the W800 in a single shade of metallic flat spark black.