2020 Kawasaki W800 Now Greener And Rs 1 Lakh Cheaper Than Before

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  • May 18, 2020
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It retains the same performance as before despite running a cleaner engine

  • Kawasaki W800 BS6 gets a massive price cut.
  • Features a dome-shaped LED headlamp, slipper clutch, and an analogue console with a digital insert.
  • Weighs the same as the BS4 model.

The premium neo-retro segment is about to get a lot more competitive with the launch of the Kawasaki W800 BS6 model. What’s changed? Well, despite its BS6 update, the W800 costs Rs 6,99,000 (ex-showroom), which is a whole Rs 1 lakh less than the BS4 model. It also manages to run a cleaner engine without losing out on its performance.  

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The bike is powered by a 773cc air-cooled vertical-twin engine (two vertical pistons connected by a 360-degree crankshaft) which makes 52PS of power at 6500rpm and 62.9Nm of peak torque at 4800rpm. The motor features a 6-speed transmission with a slip-and-assist clutch which negates wheel hops during hard downshifts. Aside from this, the bike remains unchanged.

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Kawasaki has played its cards right by positioning the BS6 W800 smack in between the BS6 Triumph Bonneville Street Twin (Rs 7.45 lakh) and the value-for-money Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 priced at Rs 2.85 lakh. Both of these run parallel-twins engines and cater to the retro segment. Besides, Triumph is yet to announce a price hike for its BS6 range, which is currently being sold at the same price as the outgoing BS4 models. That means you'll have to shell out a lot more post July 2020 if you intend to get your hands on Triumph’s BS6 models.

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