Kawasaki has officially confirmed that 2017 will be the last year for the release of the classical model of the W800 Kawasaki, and to thank, first of all, it is necessary the introduction of Euro-4 standard.
Many had hoped that the Japanese adapted classic motorcycle under the harsh standards of harmful emissions, but, apparently, to make it too expensive.
The Japanese say that this is the end of the iconic W-Series, and the model Kawasaki W800 Final Edition marks the sunset of an era.
A strange decision, given the popularity of classic motorcycles.
While Ducati, Triumph and other manufacturers have adapted to the changes in exhaust standards, Kawasaki company decided to abandon the investment in development.
Economists company apparently counted the costs that exceeded the expected profit.
In principle, it is logical, since motorcycles Kawasaki W-Series sold in small volumes.
Kawasaki company is now trying to position itself as a cutting-edge manufacturer of motorcycles with an aggressive design.
Model Kawasaki W800 – the latest in modern motorcycle model line, which has much in common with the original concept of Kawasaki W1, presented in 1966.
Kawasaki W800 Final Edition