The retro-styled Kawasaki W800 was launched in India in July 2019. When launched, the W800 was priced at INR 7.99 lakh (ex-showroom). Kawasaki India has just revealed updated BS6 model prices, as of April 1, 2020,and the W800 is now listed at INR 6.99 lakh, which is a full INR. 1 lakh price drop.
Nothing much has changed on the bike and all the specifications remain more or less the same. The W800’s 773cc, fuel-injected, SOHC, air-cooled unit makes 52hp at 6,500rpm and 62.9Nm of torque at 4,800rpm.
The style is straightforward retro, but with clean and minimalist. There isn’t much new-age technology, but you do get a full-LED headlamp and a slipper clutch. The bike comes with dual-channel ABS. Suspension is taken care of by a 41mm telescopic fork and twin shock absorbers. The wheels continue to measure 18 inches at both ends, but they are now wrapped in MRF tyres.
At this price, the Kawasaki W800 will be a much more tempting proposition, especially when compared to its direct rival, the Triumph Bonneville T100, which is priced at Rs 8.87 lakh (ex-showroom). However, Triumph also has the Street Twin to consider, which is priced more closely at Rs 7.45 lakh (ex-showroom).