Kawasaki dealership in Pune has displayed a single unit of the Kawasaki W800 to gauge customer response ahead of an official launch in India.
Launched as a successor to the W650 in 2007, the W800 will be discontinued in many global markets by the end of this year owing to its non-compliance with Euro IV emission standards. The retro-styled Brit-bike look-a-like competes with the Triumph Bonneville series and the Ducati Scrambler range.
The Kawasaki W800 is powered by a 773 cc, air-cooled, fuel-injected, parallel-twin engine that makes 48hp and 60Nm mated to a 5-speed gearbox, and is only Euro 3 compliant. It gets a 39 mm telescopic fork at the front and twin shocks with 5-way adjustable spring preload at the rear.
With Euro 4 emissions regulations coming down to Indian market, it remains to be seen if the W800 is feasible for Kawasaki to launch in India or not!
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