The all-new 2024 Kawasaki Eliminator is an entry-level cruiser with a sporty character. It slots above smaller beginner bikes to be a motorcycle that both new and intermediate riders can enjoy. It’s powered by a liquid-cooled 451cc parallel-Twin derived from the Ninja 400 engine but with a longer stroke for added torque.
The Eliminator features a 28.9-inch seat height, a weight of only 386 lb (base model), and mid-mount footpegs, all important considerations for new riders looking for an easy-to-ride bike on which to practice the basics. It also has a slim fuel tank, all LED lighting, and a round LCD display with Bluetooth connectivity through Rideology the app.
Additional tech on the Eliminator includes a slip/assist clutch for lighter clutch feel, a positive neutral finder, and ABS on the ABS and SE versions.
The Eliminator comes in three version: base, ABS, and SE. The SE version includes a two-patterned seat, fork boots, a USB-C charging port, a headlight cowl, and the Candy Steel Furnace Orange/Ebony colorway. The base and ABS versions come in Pearl Robotic White and Pearl Storm Gray.
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2024 Kawasaki Eliminator Specifications
- Base Price: $6,649
- Price as Tested: $6,949 (w/ ABS)
- Website: Kawasaki.com
- Warranty: 1 yr., unltd. miles
- Engine Type: Liquid-cooled, parallel-Twin, DOHC w/ 4 valves per cyl.
- Displacement: 451cc
- Bore x Stroke: 70.0 x 58.6mm
- Torque: 31.7 lb-ft (factory claim)
- Transmission: 6-speed, cable-actuated slip/assist wet clutch
- Final Drive: Chain
- Wheelbase: 59.8 in.
- Rake/Trail: 30 degrees/4.8 in.
- Seat Height: 28.9 in.
- Wet Weight: 386 lb (388 lb w/ ABS)
- Fuel Capacity: 3.4 gal.