Powered by a new 451cc parallel twin engine, the Kawasaki Eliminator neo-retro cruiser could be launched in India in the near future
In March 2023, Kawasaki showcased the new-gen Eliminator 400 for the Japanese market which was powered by a 399cc parallel twin engine, a straight lift-off from the brand’s Ninja 400 motorcycle. In the most recent development, the same neo-retro cruiser has now debuted in the US market but gets a new powertrain. Here are the top 5 things to know about the latest new-gen Kawasaki Eliminator.
1. New-Gen Kawasaki Eliminator: Design
The latest Kawasaki Eliminator sports a classic cruiser-like styling with a neo-retro touch. Upfront, it gets a round headlamp unit, flanked by a set of LED indicators. The thin fuel tank effortlessly flows into the low front seat and the strong chassis line works well to give it a rugged appeal. The tail section is inspired by the original Eliminator with a modern appeal followed by a sharp rear section.
2. New-Gen Kawasaki Eliminator: Hardware on Offer
To begin with, the Eliminator gets an 18-inch wheel at the front, while the rear end gets a 16-inch unit. The front wheel comes shod with 130 section tyre and the rear gets 150mm wide rubber. The braking department is handled by a 310mm semi-floating disc at the front and a 220mm rear petal disc. In addition to these, it gets a conventional dual fork setup for the front as well as rear end.
3. New-Gen Kawasaki Eliminator: Chassis and Powertrain
The Eliminator is based on an all-new lightweight trellis frame with a square-tube swingarm. Talking about the engine, it gets a new engine which is based on the Ninja 400’s 399cc parallel twin engine. All thanks to the 6.8mm longer stroke, the displacement has gone up to 451cc, however, the power output is still under wraps. In addition to this, the two-wheeler also sports a 32mm larger throttle body along with a bigger 5.8-litre airbox. The setup is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
4. New-Gen Kawasaki Eliminator: Features
In terms of safety tech, the Eliminator comes equipped with dual-channel ABS along with an assist and slipped clutch. Along with this, the two-wheeler gets a round LCD instrument cluster, featuring a fully digital layout for the speedometer, light bar style tachometer, odometer, fuel gauge and more. The Eliminator also gets RIDEOLOGY THE APP, which is a Bluetooth-based smartphone connectivity feature.
5. New-Gen Kawasaki Eliminator: India Launch
As of now, the all-new Kawasaki Eliminator is only revealed for the USA, however, it will soon debut in the European market as well. If some media reports are something to go by, the motorcycle could be launched in the Indian market, as it is BS6 complaint.