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Kawasaki W800 - old is new for 2011
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Kawasaki W800 - old is new for 2011 - November 24, 2010, 03:39 PM




2011 kawasaki w800


Triumph is kicking butt and making money with their "classic" styled Bonneville bikes, most notably the T120. That means you can expect Japanese manufacturers won't be far behind with retro-styled mid-sized motorbikes.

Enter the classic/retro styled Kawasaki W800. It's the bigger bro of the W650 that team green discontinued six years ago, and quit selling in the USA a decade ago. Oh, if they would have known that there would soon be a huge market for an inexpensive Trump knock-off. Just like the old days. What fun!

Now that Kawasaki has realized this, they came out with a bigger version of the W650! The W800 is a 476 lb (216 kg), fuel injected 773cc (closer to 750 than 800 but why quibble?) inline twin with a drum brake in the rear and the flatish ribbed seat that evokes the days of.... I don't know. I wasn't there. But lots of people think they were cool!




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November 24, 2010, 04:08 PM

almost 500lbs?


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November 24, 2010, 10:18 PM

I think I'd rather have an old W-650
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November 24, 2010, 11:01 PM

At least they are doing it while the old look is still cool. Unlike Honda, releasing the Fury 2 years after the chopper craze was dead and buried.
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November 24, 2010, 11:39 PM

I'm glad they are doing the 800. I rode with a guy a few months ago with a 2001 that I swore was a 60s bike. Then I saw the disc and caliper.


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November 24, 2010, 11:54 PM

only problem it will it sell when you can find old jap bikes for so cheap. motorcycles like triumphs and Royal Enfeild is a different story because you cant really find many of those bikes. they r taking a big risk that could earn the competitive advantage or completely opposite.


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