Vehicle Profile

Iconic 1966 W1 heritage runs deep in the all-new 2019 Kawasaki W175 SE retro-modern motorcycle. Kawasaki commands respect through this classic-inspired bike, bringing authentic styling, sound and feel to life. No effort was spared in channeling the original W1 heritage into this instant classic. A modest 177cc engine produces strong torque and timeless performance while the frame and suspension lets you enjoy every ride. Experience the W175 SE—the first and only retro model in its class.

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  • Engine


    4-Stroke 1-Cylinder, SOHC, air cooled



    Bore x Stroke

    65.5 X 52.4 mm

    Compression Ratio


    Fuel System

    Mikuni VM24 Carburetor




    5-Speed, Return Shift

  • Suspension

    Front Suspension / Wheel Travel

    Telescopic Fork / 110 mm

    Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel

    Swingarm / 65 mm


    26°/ 76 mm

    Ground Clearance

    165 mm


    1275 mm

  • Totals

    Overall Length

    1930 mm

    Overall Width

    765 mm

    Overall Height

    1030 mm

    Seat Height

    775 mm

    Curb Weight

    126 kg**

    Fuel Capacity

    13.5 L

  • General

    Final Drive


    Frame Type

    Tubular, Semi Double Cradle

    Color Choices

    Spark Black, Stormcloud Blue, Metallic Flat Resplendent Silver

  • Brakes

    Front Brakes

    Single disc

    Rear Brakes

    Single drum

**Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90 percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).

Specifications subject to change

KAWASAKI CARES: Always wear a helmet, eye protection, and proper apparel. Never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Read Owner’s Manual and all on-product warnings. Professional rider shown on a closed course. ©2021 Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

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