Kawasaki AR 80


Make Model

Kawasaki AR 80


1981 -83


Two stroke, single cylinder, disc valve.


79.4 cc / 4.8 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 49 x 41.6 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression Ratio 7.8:1


Mikuni VM18SC Carburetor


Capacitor  discharge
Starting Kick

Max Power

10.2 hp / 7.5 kW @ 8500 rpm

Max Torque

8.53 Nm @ 8000 rpm


6 Speed
Final Drive Chain
Frame Steel single-cradle

Front Suspension

Telescopic fork

Rear Suspension

Swingarm with monoshock

Front Brakes

Single 232mm disc

Rear Brakes

130 drum

Front Tyre


Rear Tyre

Wheelbase 1205 mm / 47.4 in

Dry Weight

78 kg / 172 lbs

Ground Clearance 175 mm / 6.8 in

Fuel Capacity 

9.8 Litres / 2.1 US gal

Performance, innovative features and sporty styling have always been reserved for big-bore machines. Until now. This is the brand Kawasaki AR80. And you’ve never had this much motorcycle in a package that’s as light, as nimble and as fun. Swing a leg over the seat and tuck yourself in behind the sleek quarter fairing. Your sporting stance echoes the racy styling of the new AR80. Those lightweight, gold-accent, cast-alloy wheels. The smooth, downswept exhaust system. Low tucked-in handlebars. And the looks are not deceiving. The AR80 really moves out! With its precision-ported, 78cc, reed-valve two-stroke engine, CD ignition and six-speed gearbox, the AR80 can flatten hills as well as many larger machines. And when the road gets twisty, the leading-axlew forks and rac-proven Uni-Trak rear suspension will guide you around with uncanny precision. There’s even a hydraulic front disc brake to help make your stops quick and sure. For big-bike styling and features in a smaller package, you can’t beat the new Kawasaki AR80. And the same goes for its performance.