Kawasaki W800 could be launched India to target the retro styled cruiser segment.
Kawasaki has put its hot selling W800 on display at its dealership in Pune. The retro styled 773cc bike has done pretty well in other ASIAN and European markets and the company probably wishes to gauge the response in India as well.
The model on display in a 773cc, air-cooled engine with a 5 speed gearbox, capable of producing 48ps of max power and 60 nm of peak torque. The bike measures 2190 mm in length and comes with 125 mm of ground clearance. It gets 300 mm disc brakes at the front and 160 mm drum at the rear.
The key styling features of the retro look W800 are:
Large headlamp with a simple speedometer, tachometer console, “W” styling fuel tank finished in high-quality paint, Traditionally styled front fork with rubber gaitors, eashooter-style silencers and air-cooled Vertical Twin chrome classic-styled engine.
Traditional instrumentation includes individual speedometer and tachometer with classic display. A multi-function LCD screen incorporates an odometer, tripmeter, and clock.
A full range of indicator lamps includes an FI warning lamp, dual turn signal indicators, low fuel level indicator, high beam indicator, neutral indicator, and oil pressure warning lamp.
The Kawasaki W800 was introduced back in 2007 as a replacement of the W650.
While it is speculated for an early 2017 launch in India, the current W800 model is rumoured to be discontinued in other markets of the globe due to non-compliance of Euro IV emission standards.
The bike is currently on display at Bajaj Brand View Building, Wakdewadi, Pune.
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