Kawasaki Eliminator with 451cc Engine Debuts in US, Will it Launch in India Soon?

In the American market, the Kawasaki Eliminator 451cc is priced at $ 6,649 (Rs 5.49 lakh) for the non-ABS trim and $ 6,949 (Rs 5.73 lakh) for the ABS version. It is offered across three variants - standard, ABS, and SE ABS.

By Kanika Sachdeva | on June 9, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

For the American market, Kawasaki has unveiled the new Eliminator cruiser. The bike is propelled by the same engine that also powers the Ninja 400, however, the engine of the Eliminator displaces 451cc. This 451cc parallel-twin engine develops 49bhp of maximum power. Thanks to a 6.8mm longer stroke, larger 32mm throttle bodies, and a bigger 5.8-litre airbox, the engine offers better low-end torque delivery and increased displacement. The gearbox is a 6-speed unit. The new Kawasaki Eliminator 451cc is the same bike that the bike manufacturer released in the Japanese market a few months back (March 2023), however, the Japan-spec model receives a 399cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, parallel-twin engine, under its hood. This model comes in two variants - Standard and SE, whilst the US-bound Eliminator is offered across three variants - standard, ABS, and SE ABS. In the American market, the Eliminator is priced at $ 6,649 (Rs 5.49 lakh) for the non-ABS trim and $ 6,949 (Rs 5.73 lakh) for the ABS version.  

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The Eliminator sits below the Vulcan S in Kawasaki's cruiser line-up. The motorcycle that comes close to the Eliminator is the Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 cruiser, delivering 46.3bhp of peak power output and 52.3Nm of maximum torque. Besides, the Kawasaki Eliminator also rivals the Honda Rebel 500 in the US market. 

Kawasaki Eliminator 451cc: Hardware

Kawasaki Eliminator With 451cc Engine 1

Similar to the Japan-spec model, the US-spec Eliminator is underpinned by a new steel trellis frame and has an accessible seat height of 735mm. In terms of suspension, the bike uses 41mm telescopic forks at the front and a twin shock absorber set-up at the rear. A single 310mm disc with twin-piston callipers at the front and a single 240mm disc with a single-piston calliper at the rear handle braking duties. On offer is also a dual-channel anti-lock braking system.   

The bike's kerb weight sits at 176 kilograms, making it 8 kilograms heavier than the Ninja 400. On the other hand, ground clearance is rated at 150mm. The Eliminator rides on 18-inch front and 16-inch rear wheels. 

Kawasaki Eliminator 451cc: Design

The Eliminator 451cc boasts a classic cruiser styling with some retro elements. It gets a low seat, round LED headlamps, a teardrop-shaped fuel tank, a low-slung profile, and a long tail. Of the 3 variants available, only the SE has a body-coloured headlamp cowl. Unlike the previous Eliminators, the bodywork and cycle parts of the Eliminator have no chrome this time; they are finished in black. 

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Other notable features include an assist and slipper clutch, smartphone connectivity, and Kawasaki's ero-fit system that enables the riders to customise their bike in accordance with their height and comfort. All taken together, the Eliminator is claimed to offer you a relaxed riding experience. 

While there is no official confirmation, the bikemaker could bring the Eliminator to our shores in the coming months (if we believe some industry reports). 

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