Kawasaki Eliminator 400 Revealed Globally; Could Launch in India

The Kawasaki Eliminator 400 cruiser is propelled by the same engine that powers the Ninja 400 Sportbike. The bike starts at Rs 4.71 lakh for the standard trim and goes up to Rs 5.33 lakh for the top-spec SE variant. All prices are ex-showroom.

By Kanika Sachdeva | on March 20, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Kawasaki has debuted the Eliminator 400 cruiser, which is propelled by the same engine that powers the Ninja 400, in the Japanese market. While we have no official confirmation, the bikemaker could bring the Eliminator 400 to our shores. As of now, the Kawasaki Eliminator 400 is only available in Japan and comes in two variants - Standard and SE. Speaking of its prices, the cruiser starts at Rs 4.71 lakh for the Standard trim and goes up to Rs 5.33 lakh for the top-spec SE variant that gets front and rear cameras as special additions. All prices are ex-showroom. With its reveal, the Eliminator 400 marks a comeback of the 'Eliminator' nomenclature to Kawasaki's line-up after a period of around 10 years. A few days ago, the company teased three new bikes on social media, including the Eliminator 400 cruiser. 

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Kawasaki Eliminator 400: Hardware, Engine, Specs

Powering the Kawasaki Eliminator 400 is a 399cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, parallel-twin engine that develops 47bhp of maximum power at 10,000rpm and 37Nm of peak torque at 8,000rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. 

The Kawasaki cruiser is underpinned by a brand-new trellis frame and has an accessible seat height of 735mm. In terms of suspension, the motorcycle comes with 41mm telescopic forks at the front and a twin shock absorber set-up at the rear. 

For braking duties, the cruiser is equipped with a single 310mm semi-floating disc upfront and a 240mm disc at the rear, featuring dual-piston calipers. It weighs 176 kilogram, which makes it 8 kilogram heavier than the Ninja 400

Kawasaki Eliminator 400: Design & Features

The Kawasaki Eliminator 400 receives a classic cruiser design with some retro elements. The bike gets a low seat, a round 12-litre fuel tank, a low-slung profile, and a long tail. Unlike the previous Eliminators, the bodywork and cycle parts of the Eliminator 400 have no chrome this time; they are finished in black. 

Feature-wise, the bike comes with round LED headlamps, GPS-compatible front and rear cameras, which serve as dash-cams, a small bikini fairing, fork gaiters, USB-C power socket, and a digital instrument console that houses an odometer, trip meter, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, fuel consumption, smartphone notifications, and more. The features will vary depending on the variant.

Other notable features include Nissin's latest dual-channel ABS (anti-lock braking system) with an assist & slipper clutch. The bike rides on 18-inch front wheels that are wrapped in 130/70 tyres. While its 16-inch rear wheels are wrapped in 150/80 tyres.

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Kawasaki Eliminator 400: Dimensions and Rivals

Dimensionally, the Kawasaki Eliminator 400 measures 2,250mm in length, 785mm in width, and 1,100mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 1,520mm. 

The bike is positioned below the Vulcan S in Kawasaki's cruiser line-up. When launched in India, the motorcycle that comes close to the Eliminator 400 is the Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650, which produces a maximum power output of 47bhp and a peak torque of 52Nm.

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