Kawasaki adds a Chrome W800 to retros

Kawasaki Chrome W800

Kawasaki will add a Chrome W800 model to its retro range to join the blacked-out W800 SE and the bubble-faired W800 Cafe.

The Japanese company has announced the addition ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show tomorrow.

We also expect Kawasaki will unveil their naked supercharged Z H2 at the show.

2020 Kawasaki Z-H2
2020 Kawasaki Z-H2 spy photo

It will be interesting to see if it has the same power as the H2 or whether it is “retuned”.

Crome W800

Meanwhile, the Chrome W800 not only has more chrome than the SE or Cafe, but also a silver-finished engine, chrome tank badge and a 19-inch front wheel with a chrome fender.

There is no word yet on when it will arrive or pricing, but we suspect it will sit between the SE at $11,999 and Cafe at $13,999 (plus on-road costs).

Many – including us – had been expecting a scrambler W800 version.

Kawasaki is also expected to unveil a baby Versys with the Ninja 400 engine at the show along with updates to the Ninja 650 and Ninja 1000.

We have not heard any confirmation yet from Kawasaki over the rumours that the big green machine has gobbled up Italian icon, Bimota, for which it has historically supplied engines.

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