Kawasaki VN800 Classic Bike Overview
Great handling, strong and pretty reliable perfectly sums up the Kawasaki VN800 Classic. It has been dubbed one of the more useful bikes – as well as a motorcycle you need to be seen on to completely boost street cred. This huge bike gives a really exciting ride and its exterior is guaranteed to turn heads with its striking paintwork.
If you’re looking for a bike that handles well at super-fast speeds, you need to get yourself a VN800 Classic because you may not find a bike as stable as this one.
The suspension can be a bit sluggish when going around corners, however, when travelling down a smooth road, it works like a dream. The brakes aren’t really on par with the bike, they work but may need a little make over after a good couple of miles to enable you to really hit this motorbike’s true potential.
This bike’s four stoke, liquid cooled 805cc engine is perfect for riders who are looking for a smooth ride that doesn’t compromise on power. It can hit speeds of 115mph if you push it but, even at 80mph, it cruises along nicely thanks to the 3000rpm that allows each gear a nice amount of power.
The price point of the Kawasaki VN800 is very reasonable considering the amount of power it offers. Compared to others like it on the market, such as Suzuki’s Marauder, the price is brilliant for what you get and, because Kawasaki’s are known for their reliability, it means that its depreciation will be minimal.
Kawasaki VN800 Classic Bike Spec
- Top speed103mph
- Average fuel consumption42mpg
- Seat height705mm
- Engine8v V-twin
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Gorgeous looks, cheaper than the top brand cruisers but still looks the part. Feels great to ride. So far the only negative I have found is the fuel consumption and the aftermarket grips which was fitted prior to purchase.
Coolant resivour location
Fitted sissy bar and back rest pad, really comfortable for pillion. Laid back or sat upright stock seat is fine
So far no problems. Believe previous owner had some problems, jiffy stand switch ect but nothing major to note to date
Rear brake I feel lacks the potential but is 1998 and drum brakes so can't really complain. Front brake is perfect for single disc
Good cornering for a cruiser. Is very heavy but not sure what the comparison is. Moving the bike with engine off can be heavy to move
Good amount of torque, and climbs to 90mph easily. Haven't taken above yet
Average 2 up is about 130miles to a full tank £14.00 But have seen it as low as 90 miles.
Looks great, rides fantastic, built like a tank. I love this bike and thoroughly enjoy every single second of riding her.
Brakes could be better
I smile on every corner and wet myself every time I accelerate
Love the 800 vtwin, loads of torque
Brakes could be better
Built like a tank, rides like a tiger
Not the best but they stop the bike
Needs a good overall cosmetic job
Sometimes i wish for a bit more top speed but other than that its just perfect
Lots of torque , very easy to avoid tricky situations the 0 to 60 in 5.8 sec. Is a myth its faster than that I say 3.5 at the most
I do 146 miles every day for the last week and its £20 per day not bad i have straight pipes on the exaust you can smell the pistons
As Japanese bikes go….obviously its perfect. Its 20 years old and still all original a couple of falls but never lets me down
Front disk very good and smooth when it comes to a stop Back break is very gentle perfect for a little touch or red lights
Head turner, classic look, timeless cruiser
No fuel gauge so plan your journeys well
Smooth ride with enough power to pull away if needed Good delivery of torque for overtaking
Enough power to satisfying a cruise or a take off from lights easy
Insurance reasonable Fuel consumption reasonable and running cost not high if maintained yearly not hard on wallet
Classic bike with a classic built to last quality
Great brakes with stopping power for rider to feel safe on roads