Kawasaki Chrome W800

Kawasaki adds a Chrome W800 to retros

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. It will be interesting to see if it …

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Kawasaki W800 Cafe

Kawasaki lists retro W800 Cafe price

Kawasaki Motors Australia has listed the neo-classic W800 Cafe online at almost $3000 more than the currently discounted W800 SE. The Kawasaki website lists the 2018 W800 SE at about $12,400 ride away in Brisbane which is a discounted price to clear stock and the 2019 Cafe model is listed at $15,246. Prices may vary depending on your …

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Kawasaki-Meguro B8 125cc

Kawasaki trademarks retro Meguro name

Kawasaki has filed trademark applications for the retro name Meguro in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Europe, and the Philippines. The trademark application seems to point to the development of more retro models such as the successful Z900RS and Z900RS Cafe and the new W800 Cafe (pictured above). Meguro history Meguro invested in Harley-Davidson during the Wall …

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Kawasaki Z400

Kawasaki adds W800 Café and Z400

Kawasaki Motors Australia has confirmed the new W800 Café and Z400 (above) will be added to their 2019 line-up along with updated models such as the new Versys 1000 SE. Spokesman Murray Sayle says they don’t have pricing or full specifications yet for the retro W800 Café yet as production is not until mid-2019. “Our …

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Honda CBR600RR

Tough new laws axe old motorcycle models

Tough new emissions laws in Europe are endangering long-running motorcycle models and the latest to be axed are Yamaha’s XJR1300 and XT660Z Tenere and Honda’s CBR600R. Euro 4 emissions regulations began in January 2016 and affect new models while existing models have until January 1 2017 to comply. These mandatory rules for all manufacturers are …

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Kawasaki W800 Finale Edition

Will Kawasaki replace W800 with W900?

Will Kawasaki introduce a water-cooled W900 now that tougher new European emissions laws have killed off the retro air-cooled W800? Kawasaki Motors Europe has announced that 2016 will be the final year for W800 and they are releasing a “Final Edition” model. The limited edition W800 will come in a Candy Brown/Sunset Orange paint scheme …

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Kawasaki W800 recall on two faults

Kawasaki W800 recalled over two faults

Kawasaki Australia has recalled the retro W800 motorcycle from 2011 to 2015 over two faults, both of which can cause engine stalling. The first defect is improper routing of the electrical wires under the fuel tank which may cause the leads to come in contact with frame edge causing the engine to stall. Bikes affected …

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