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Kawasaki to launch retro W800 motorcycle in India by early 2017

Snapshot: Once launched, the classy looking Kawasaki W800 motorcycle will compete with the likes of Triumph Street Twin and one can expect the motorcycle to be priced slightly lower than the Triumph. The W800 is expected to priced somewhere close to 4.5 lakh (ex-showroom) which is significantly lower than its competition.

The Japanese two wheeler giant Kawasaki is planning to launch its retro looking W800 bike in India as early as 2017. The company has already imported one unit of the motorcycle for testing purposes. The motorcycle is likely to be assembled in India, which will help to keep the pricing competitive. For a small piece of information, right now the company produces all its motorcycles under 800cc in India.

Once launched, the classy looking Kawasaki W800 motorcycle will compete with the likes of Triumph Street Twin and one can expect the motorcycle to be priced slightly lower than the Triumph. The W800 is expected to priced somewhere close to 4.5 lakh (ex-showroom) which is significantly lower than its competition. In terms of pricing, the motorcycle will additionally take on the Harley Davidson Street 750. 

The Kawasaki is powered by a brilliant V-Twin 773 cc petrol engine mated to a six speed transmission system for brilliant performance. The engine can churn out a maximum power output of 47 bhp and 60 Nm of peak torque. The front of the motorcycle gets a pair of telescopic forks, while the rear end gets a conventional pair of twin shock absorbers. The bike is quite heavy too with 216 kgs of weight.

The braking duties are handled by a disc brake in the front and by a drum brake at the rear, which provides brilliant bite. The styling of the W800 is totally inspired from classic motorcycles, which are gaining popularity in the country. Additionally the Kawasaki W800 is most likely to be available in Candy Brown and Candy Sunset Orange paint jobs.

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