Kawasaki uncovers the “Final Edition’ of the legendary W-series, the family of retro motorcycles. For paying homage to the elder sibling the 1966 Kawasaki W1, Japanese giant brought this 2017 W800 ‘Final Edition’ out of the box. The W800 Final Edition will make its availability in a limited number across the Europe and the UK. The reason behind to launch this Final Edition is the new Euro 4 regulations which cannot be passed by the bike without applying changes on the mechanicals.
Morihiro Ikoma, Corporate Planning Director for Kawasaki Motors Europe said, “It’s never easy to say good bye to an old friend, especially one as iconic as the W800. Paying homage to the W series with this Final Edition is therefore a truly fitting end to a long and successful line of machines.”
Aesthetically, the Kawasaki W800 Final Edition holds the same features from the elder sibling as it uses classic styling, lots of chrome work, circular headlamp, comfortable saddle and riding posture, spoked wheels, etc.
Talking about powering of the W800 Final Edition, it comes with the same 773 cc, twin-cylinder, air-cooled engine. The fuel injected motor churns out the max power of 48bhp and peak torque of 60Nm of torque via a belt drive with the linked bevel gearbox placed on the right side of the engine.
The applied retro paint schemes- candy sunset orange and candy brown are only the difference between Kawasaki W800 and its forefather. The 2017 Kawasaki W800 ‘Final Edition’ is not available in India and not likely to be presented here by the Japanese giant for sale in the coming future.