Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Kawasaki has announced the Final Edition of its W800 motorcycle with a limited number for the 2017 season.
Kawasaki has said that 2017 will be the last model year for the Kawasaki W800, a retro classic bike inspired from the original Kawasaki W1, which debuted in 1966.
Kawasaki’s decision to discontinue the W800 seems to be largely out of compulsion of Euro 4 emission norms.
The Kawasaki W800 Final Edition would only be available in Candy Brown and Candy Sunset Orange paint schemes.
“This is the end of the iconic W series of four-stroke vertical twin motorcycles, and the ‘W800 Final Edition’ marks the end of an era,” Kawasaki said in a release.
The W800 is powered by a 773cc parallel-twin engine, which makes around 70bhp and 60Nm, mated to a five-speed transmission. The engine is mounted on a double-cradle, tubular steel frame, and a telescopic front fork and twin rear shocks taking on suspension duties. The bike tips the scales at 216kg and is built well.
The authentic retro look of the bike is considered as a modern day classic by many. It features a tank badging which resembles W1, the first motorcycle in the W series.
The Kawasaki W800 is not available on sale in India, and even the Final Edition isn’t likely to be introduced here.