2001 Kawasaki VN800 Drifter
UK Registration: X266 SCY
You are looking at a stunning and RARE 1 lady owned Kawasaki Drifter VN800 in Candy Red.
Just 3,850 miles from new and you can tell this bike has been loved and kept in climate controlled garage under wraps.
This one in particular has the added VERY expensive Corbin leather solo seat, leather saddlebags, detachable windshield, amplified speakers, crash bars and Kuryaken cushioned hand grips.
We have just had the carbs rebuilt, all fluids checked/changed and the MOT passed with flying colours.
Kawasaki offered both 1500cc and 800cc engines for these VN based models
Like the bigger 1500 Drifter, the 800 flaunts luxurious pre-war styling with full, sweeping fenders and chrome spoked wheels. While both have V-twin engines with similar liquid-cooling systems, the similarities mostly end there.
For one thing, the 800’s more attractive. The rear end, for instance, is better served with the design of the 800’s triangulated, single-shock swingarm, which more effectively conceals the rear shock for a hardtail sleight-of-hand. The 1500’s twin shocks and taller seat interrupt the unique curves of the Drifter concept. The 800’s underlying design embraces the overall design more concisely.
Bottom line is pay Polaris Industries who now own the Indian Brand close to £20k for a “new” one that doesn’t look quite as authentic as Kawasaki’s offering here at a third of the price!
All in all somebody is going to get themselves a unique and fantastic bike here that differs from many of the other Drifters out there.