Kawasaki has launched its new 2024 Eliminator cruiser motorcycle in US market. This new cruiser motorcycle from Kawasaki will compete with the very popular Honda Rebel 500. The Kawasaki Eliminator comes in two variants – Standard Eliminator and Eliminator SE.
The Eliminator has a likable look in terms of design. While the’retro’ appeal comes from the circular headlight and mirrors, the alloy wheels, blacked-out mechanicals, and LED lights provide a modern touch. The low-slung, classic cruiser stance, the small fuel tank, and the chopper-style rear fender all go well with this. Even though the Kawasaki cruiser’s overall aesthetic is pretty similar to the Rebel, we still think it’s great. It is available in two simple liveries (Pearl Robotic White and Pearl Storm Grey), and in our opinion, it is still quite gorgeous.
Regardless of design, the Eliminator has a two-piece seat, mid-set footrests, and a slightly tall handlebar for your convenience. This contributes to a riding triangle that is upright and more comfortable than the Z400 but less relaxed than Kawasaki’s 650cc mid-capacity cruiser, the Vulcan S. When you get to the top, an LCD instrument cluster with lots of smartphone connectivity welcomes you.
To display motorbike statistics on your phone and phone notifications on the bike’s dash, use the Rideology app. Other features include ABS and non-ABS models, as well as all-around LED lighting.If you find that to be insufficient, Kawasaki also offers an Eliminator SE model that can be configured with dual-tone seats, fork gaiters, a headlamp nacelle, and a USB port.
Kawasaki Eliminator engine and specs
The new Kawasaki Eliminator is powered by a 451 cc parallel twin engine which is borrowed from the Ninja 400 but it has 6.8 mm longer stroke to ensure more torque. It produces 31.7 lb-ft of torque which is 0.2 lb-ft less than its rival Honda Rebal 500. Engine is mated to a 6 speed gearbox with a slipper clutch.
The motorcycle is built on steel tubular frame which is essentially derived from the Kawasaki’s 400cc naked bike. It gets RSU telescopic forks at the front and twin shock absorbers at the rear. The motorcycle rides on 18 inch front wheel with tire size 130/70-18 and a 16 inch rear wheel with tire size 150/60-18. Braking duties are handled by a 310 mm single disc at the front and 240 mm single disc at the rear. Both the brakes are clamped with Nissan calipers.
Kawasaki Eliminator dimensions
It measures 2250 mm in length, 785 mm in width, 1099 mm in height. It comes with 1518 mm of wheelbase, 150 mm of ground clearance and a seat height of 734 mm. It has a 30-degree rake angle too, which is relatively sharp for a low-slung cruiser. The fuel tank capacity is rated to 3.3 gallons.
2024 Kawasaki Eliminator price
The MSRP of 2024 Kawasaki Eliminator starts from $6,649 for the standard variant and it goes up to $7,249 for the SE ABS variant. It is $200 more expensive than its competitor Honda Rebel 500.
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