Kawasaki’s British connection is less direct. In 1964, Kawasaki absorbed Meguro Motorcycles, which happened to have a 1953 license to produce a 500cc copy of the BSA A-7 engine, dubbed the K Stamina. In 1966, Kawasaki produced the 624cc W1 based on the K Stamina and that BSA A-7 design. In 1999, the W650 was introduced as a homage to that model, but with a bevel-driven tower shaft OHC for even more retro coolness. It was sold in the United States only in 2000–01, and production for other markets ceased in 2007. The W800, based on the 650, debuted in 2011, but not for the United States. Finally, in 2019, the W800 returned stateside, with its Café name and styling.