New w800 retro coming soon

Discussion in 'Kawasaki Big Bikes Thailand' started by monsterman, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. monsterman

    monsterman Ol'Timer

    Kawasaki are relaunching the great w650 retro parrallel twin again but now it will be 800cc to match the 60+ Hp of the triumph Bonnie it will be exactly the same as the old w650 except sadly NO kickstart ...I hope they bring it here at a sensible price .
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  3. KenYam

    KenYam Ol'Timer

    Far out - This is great news if available in Thailand. Thanks Man your have made my day. Heres hoping this comes true and Thailand Kawasaki is certainly changing the bike scene here in LOS.

    Cheers Ken F
  4. monsterman

    monsterman Ol'Timer

    I dunno where it will be made ? hope its thailand like the ER650 but probably Japan
    its a much nicer bike than the Bonnie
  5. schackster

    schackster Ol'Timer

  6. stubzi

    stubzi Ol'Timer

    Have you already seen and tested this bike then?
  7. monsterman

    monsterman Ol'Timer

    Have you already seen and tested this bike then?
    Not the new 800 but have ridden 2 w650s and 3 new Bonnies and the Kwak is nicer in my opinion it looks better , its motor is sweeter , handling the triumph is a bit sharper but on balance the kwak has the edge but not The badge.

    New 800 will be more powerful which is nice will have EFI like the trumpet and maybe they will put better shocks on as standard .It will be a good bike as the w650 was .
  8. nikster

    nikster Ol'Timer

    I am not easily impressed with "classic" looking bikes but this one - wow, what a beauty! An instant design classic! I hope it's coming.
  9. Azoulay

    Azoulay Ol'Timer

    Hi Friends,

    No price idea ? When available and where made ?
  10. KZ

    KZ Ol'Timer

  11. lotuseater

    lotuseater Ol'Timer

    [youtube:1isvlfd1] /youtube:1isvlfd1]

    Guess now the wait is on to see if we get it in Thailand. Fingers crossed.
  12. monsterman

    monsterman Ol'Timer

    LSL the Kawasaki W650 specialists from Germany have been lent a prototype W800by Kawasaki to develop aftermarket pipes ,tuning ans accessories for the W800
  13. lotuseater

    lotuseater Ol'Timer

    And boy did they breathe some life into it.




  14. mikehohman

    mikehohman Ol'Timer

    My Thai friend just got off the phone with the dealer in Bangkok and there are no plans to bring the bike to Thailand anytime soon... Shite.

  15. skybluestu

    skybluestu Ol'Timer

  16. monsterman

    monsterman Ol'Timer

    Spoke to the head honcho at Mityon Kawasaki on Saturday and asked him when they might get the W800 ...he said they have loads of enquiries about the W800 from thais and Farangs and could sell many ,he hoped it would be available Mid year from Kawasaki but they have not yet issued any availability for the Model in thailand he also reckoned it would sell for about the same as the 900 Vulcan which would make it a big seller as The Triumph Bonnie is much pricier.

    Meanwhile for those who cant wait good W650s are coming in from Japan regularly at between 150,000 no book or 230,000 with book in virtually mint condition.
  17. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Virtually mint condition, so does that mean a recycled book or not?
  18. KZ

    KZ Ol'Timer

    Thought I'd share this pic with you...

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  19. Eddie The Eagle

    Eddie The Eagle Ol'Timer

    Nice Bike .. got the 650..looking forward to getting W800 :)

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  20. Eddie The Eagle

    Eddie The Eagle Ol'Timer

    My Kawasaki W650 :)

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  21. Eddie The Eagle

    Eddie The Eagle Ol'Timer

    Hi, Nice looking machine... I have ordered mine :)

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  22. Pgt066

    Pgt066 Ol'Timer

    Where and how?
  23. nikster

    nikster Ol'Timer

    The good news is that doesn't mean anything. Kawasaki is keeping a tight lid on model release information. They will deny that it will come until the day they put it in the showroom.

    Not saying it's coming, just want to say that a denial means nothing.
  24. monsterman

    monsterman Ol'Timer

    Its coming dont worry , Kawasaki know they can sell shed loads of these if the price is near or less than Vulcan 900 ,they have to ramp up production to fill Eu orders and USA first
  25. Eddie The Eagle

    Eddie The Eagle Ol'Timer

    Where ... @ ...... Price 500,000 baht including Registration .... New in the box .. 2 months delivery :)
  26. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Wow, never heard of this company, but if they can supply the bike and more importantly a legal green book at that price, then that's excellent news! Please keep us posted! Happy Trails! Tony

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