2024 Kawasaki Eliminator SE ABS Guide

2024 Kawasaki Eliminator SE ABS
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2024 Kawasaki Eliminator SE ABS: OLD SCHOOL IS THE NEW COOL.

Introducing the 2024 Kawasaki Eliminator SE ABS…

The all-new Eliminator® is Kawasaki’s sleek power cruiser first introduced in the mid ‘80s reinvented to “Let the Good Times Roll®” for a whole new generation, doing their own thing in their own way so they just ride. It’s low seat height invites riders into the comfortable cockpit, and once underway the torquey engine and light handling chassis provide a smooth ride to any destination.

Kawasaki’s all-new Eliminator® motorcycle answers the calls from the streets, with its engine, frame, and suspension designed with rider approachability in mind. The all-new Eliminator will be sure to break convention and let you just ride.

The Eliminator was built with a timeless design, bringing a sleek and low element to the forefront and making an extremely welcoming motorcycle that can be enjoyed by a wide range of riders. The Eliminator is equipped with a low and comfortable seat and utilizes a lightweight chassis to make this model an ideal riding partner.

A smooth and strong, 451cc parallel-twin engine and trellis frame were designed with street riding in mind. Combined with its highly capable chassis, comfortable and confidence-inspiring ergonomics and modern technology, the Eliminator will make any ride enjoyable in town or on the highway.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Standing apart from its brethren, the Eliminator SE comes in a distinct, eye-catching orange color adorned with special graphics that make it pop. The headlight cowl is reminiscent of those found on the original Eliminator SE motorcycles and its cunning mounting method helps add to the compact, stylish design. A convenient USB-C outlet is mounted on the right handlebar, and its waterproof design helps protect it from the elements. Staying in line with the standard seat, the Eliminator SE’s seat keeps the same overall shape but features a two-pattern seat leather and stitching along the top edge.

 

 

 

2024 Kawasaki Eliminator SE ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

  • ALL-NEW 451cc parallel-twin engine
  • ALL-NEW Relaxed, upright riding position
  • ALL-NEW Lightweight chassis
  • ALL-NEW Long and low design
  • ALL-NEW Lightweight trellis frame
  • ALL-NEW Twin-shock rear suspension
  • ALL-NEW Round LED headlight
  • ALL-NEW Digital instrumentation
  • ALL-NEW RIDEOLOGY THE APP* smartphone connectivity
  • Distinctive headlight cowl
  • Long and low authentic motorcycle design
  • Round, retro-style LED headlight
  • 18” front, 16” rear wheels
  • Lightweight trellis frame
  • Twin-shock rear suspension
  • All-digital instrumentation with tachometer and gear position indicator
  • Smartphone connectivity
  • Assist & Slipper Clutch
  • Passenger-friendly seating
  • Two accessory seats (low, high) available
  • Special Edition colour & graphics
  • SE seat with two-pattern seat leather
  • Handlebar-mounted USB-C outlet

Complementing the Eliminator for 2024 is the addition of the all-new Eliminator SE, helping to further expand the Eliminator line. The Eliminator SE adds several cutting-edge features to the standard model, making it the perfect machine to hit the streets in style.

 

ALL-NEW 2024 KAWASAKI ELIMINATOR SE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • ALL-NEW Distinct color and graphics
  • ALL-NEW Compact headlight cowl
  • ALL-NEW Fork boots
  • ALL-NEW USB-C outlet
  • ALL-NEW Seat featuring two-pattern cover

 

ACCESSORIES

Riders can personalize their Eliminator to meet their needs, with numerous Kawasaki Genuine Accessories to choose from, such as: seat cowel, low and high seats, covers, helmet lock, tall windshield, DC power outlet, frame slider kit, radiator trim, and tank pad

New Kawasaki Eliminator for Europe in 2024

The Eliminator brand makes a welcome return to the Kawasaki motorcycle model range in Europe for 2024 with a totally new model and concept called the Eliminator with the tag line “Just Ride”.

Offering yet more Kawasaki choice in the mid-capacity European A2 class, the new Eliminator has distinctive urban cruiser styling offering a comfortable and low seat plus a cruiser style 18” front and 16” rear wheel combination all relying on an all-new trellis type chassis with a 451cm3 Ninja based fuel-injected parallel twin engine at its core delivering strong low rev performance combined with lively upper rev range ability.

In a nod to previous Eliminator models, the 2024 machine has a tail unit reflecting the heritage of the brand family while twin rear shock absorbers aid the “traditional meets modern” look. Offering a natural and relaxed riding position and conceived to be passenger friendly, the Eliminator rider can rely on all-digital instrumentation plus the welcome incorporation of an assist and slipper clutch.

Focussing on what Kawasaki terms its “Horizontal” design approach, the full 2024 Eliminator specification will soon be revealed – along with many genuine accessory items – but two colour options have been confirmed; the first option being Metallic Flat Spark Black and the second Metallic Matte Carbon Gray with Flat Ebony.

It’s said that the best things come to those that wait, so potential Eliminator customers need to hold their breath just a little longer for the full facts to emerge regarding this welcome new addition to the Kawasaki cruiser stable. The Eliminator will be available from January 2024, with a guide price between £6,600 and £6,800.

 

 

2024 Kawasaki Eliminator SE ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION

The Eliminator’s parallel twin engine utilizes the same platform as the performance-proven Ninja® 400 sportbike but has a 6.8mm longer stroke to increase displacement and help create strong low-end torque, which greatly benefits low-speed rideability and makes for a relaxed, fun  machine.

Large 32mm throttle valves provide abundant air flow for strong performance while the oval-shaped valves allow their closed position to sit at an angle, contributing to quicker throttle response. Fine-atomizing injectors aid in overall combustion efficiency and were closely placed near the intake ports to add to a smooth, linear throttle response.

A large 5.8L airbox ensures optimum intake efficiency and more engine power and the design helps riders hear the engine’s intake noise during acceleration,  while the intake funnels are set at unequal heights to help tune out torque valleys for a smoother throttle response. The downdraft intake tract helps contribute to the engine’s overall performance at higher rpms and eliminates space under the seat to facilitate an easier ground reach.

A smooth-shifting six-speed transmission covers a wide range of riding conditions and allows for more comfortable cruising on the highway or city streets, while the final gear ratio was selected for a similar feel to some of its Ninja counterparts. The assist and slipper clutch uses the rotational forces of the clutch to force it together during acceleration (assist function) so that fewer and lighter clutch springs can be used for a lighter feel at the lever. During high back torque, such as when too low of gear is selected during downshifting, the slipper function allows some clutch slippage to help prevent rear wheel hop and stalling due to engine lock-up.

Parallel Twin Engine
The engine has a rider-friendly character, smooth response and abundant low-end torque for low-stress everyday riding, but at highway speeds its Kawasaki Ninja® motorcycle lineage is apparent.
• Based on the Ninja® 400 engine with a 6.8mm longer stroke for increased torque.
• Downdraft intake tract provides a short, direct path for intake air to enter the cylinder, improving cylinder-filling efficiency and contributing to power, especially at high rpm. The downdraft intake also helps eliminate space under the seat so that it could be designed to provide an easier reach to  the ground.
• Large airbox contributes to intake efficiency for more power. The airbox design helps the rider more clearly hear the engine’s intake note during acceleration.
• Unequal height of the intake funnels help smooth throttle response by tuning out torque valleys.
• The 32mm throttle valves are oval shaped so that their closed position is at an angle, which contributes to quick throttle response as the valves open quickly from initial valve rotation.
• Fine-atomizing injectors positioned close to the throttle valves allows them to spray fuel directly onto the valves, which contributes to combustion efficiency and linear throttle response.
• 27.7mm intake and 23.5mm exhaust valves contribute to performance at all engine speeds.
• Oil jets cool the underside of the pistons, enabling a lighter piston design.
• Aluminum die-cast cylinder has an open deck design for excellent heat dissipation and reduced engine weight. Cylinders are sleeveless with plated bores.
• The cylinder is tilted forward 20 degrees to help reduce overall engine height.
• Lightweight flywheel lets the engine rev quickly for sharp response and direct power feeling.
• Machined balancer shaft helps offset engine vibration for a more comfortable ride.
• Exhaust system designed to accentuate the Eliminator’s long and low horizontal design.
• Cooling system layout minimizes external coolant pipes for a clean look.
• Radiator fan cover directs hot air out to the sides and away from the rider for increased comfort when riding in heavy traffic. It also helps keep the tank, frame and other parts that the rider contacts cooler, further increasing comfort.

Transmission/Clutch
• The Assist & Slipper Clutch(KP) is compact, and it’s operating plates help reduce lever pull for an extremely light feel at the lever. A wide engagement range helps make it easy to control.
• Using the rotational forces of the clutch hub and pressure plate, the clutch is forced together during acceleration (assist function) so that fewer and lighter clutch springs can be used for a lighter feel at the lever. During high back torque, such as when too low of gear is selected during downshifting, the slipper function allows some clutch slippage to help prevent rear wheel hop and stalling due to engine
lock-up.
• Close gear ratios facilitate smooth shifting.

 

CHASSIS

Developed with street riding in mind, the 2024 Eliminator features a lightweight trellis frame and was designed using Kawasaki’s advanced dynamic rigidity analysis, resulting in optimum rigidity with minimal weight which significantly contributes to the bike’s low overall curb mass. The long and low frame design keeps the rider’s seat low while maintaining a sporty feel, and the geometry of the chassis was carefully designed to provide light, natural handling to boost rider confidence to give a relaxed feel while riding.

In an effort to reduce weight, a square-tube swingarm construction was used and provides ample rigidity without unnecessary gusseting. A die-cast aluminum swingarm mount plate bolts to the back of the engine for the swingarm pivot shaft, allowing the swingarm to be mounted directly to the engine. Using this method eliminates the need for additional frame cross members for torsional rigidity.

Lightweight Trellis Frame
• Trellis frame designed using Kawasaki’s advanced dynamic rigidity analysis to ensure optimum rigidity with minimal weight, so the frame significantly contributes to the bikes low overall curb mass.
• Long and low frame design keeps the seat height low while maintaining a high performance potential.
• Chassis geometry was carefully designed to provide light, natural handling to boost rider confidence and contribute to stress-free riding.

Suspension
• Square-tube swingarm construction provides rigidity without unnecessary gusseting, which contributes to weight savings.
• Die-cast aluminum swingarm mounting plate bolts to the back of the engine for the swingarm pivot shaft, essentially allowing the swingarm to be mounted directly to the engine. This eliminates the need for additional frame cross members for torsional rigidity which reduces weight.
• Twin-shock rear suspension maintains the Eliminator heritage and contributes to ride comfort.
• 41mm fork provides rigidity and smooth suspension action so the front wheel has a better planted feel.

Brakes
• Large 310mm semi-floating petal front disc is gripped by a balanced actuation dual-piston caliper. The large front brake disc size provides strong stopping power.
• Rigid front brake master cylinder helps eliminate idle stroke for a more positive feel.
• Rear dual-piston caliper with large pistons clamps a 220mm rear petal disc.
• Anti-lock braking system features Nissin’s latest compact ABS control unit that assists braking under certain conditions.

Wheels/Tires
• The Eliminator has 18-inch front and 16-inch 10-spoke rear wheels to help achieve the long and low custom bobber design.
• Big 130/70-18 front and 150/80-16 rear tires help provide ride composure while adding the Eliminator’s imposing figure..

Styling
• A long and low design with elegant proportions is created by the thin fuel tank and horizontal lines drawn from the headpipe to the heritage-design tail.
• The Eliminator legacy fuel tank design elegantly curves to seamlessly flow into the seat.
• Heritage round headlight features a modern LED lamp with dual high/low beam chambers and position lamps so that the whole headlight appears lit like a traditional incandescent bulb would appear. LED lighting is highly visible to other motorists and provides increased brightness over conventional bulbs.
• Tail cowl stays true to the original Eliminator design without being a total copy of it. The slim fender complements the long and low styling, while the aggressive slash-cut lower line hints at the Eliminator’s performance potential.
• Slim, wide tail light pays homage to the early Eliminator models.

Ergonomics
• Relaxed riding position combined with the low seat height helps provide rider reassurance and lowstress riding.
• Scooped rider’s seat helps reduce height while increasing ride comfort with moderate hip support.
• Wide, flat rubber-mounted handlebar contributes to the authentice Eliminator styling and provides a wide grip for easy control.
• Rubber-covered footpegs add comfort. Rider pegs combine hard rubber with hollow centers and hidden counterweights to reduce vibration felt through the footpegs.

All-Digital Instrumentation
• Compact, round LCD instrument panel offers a modern display in authentic Eliminator styling.
• Positive LCD screen has high contrast for excellent readability.
• Display functions include digital speedometer, digital barstyle tachometer, gear position indicator, clock, odometer, dual trip meters, fuel gauge, remaining fuel range, current and average fuel consumption, coolant temperature, maintenance reminder, smartphone mail and call notices, and Bluetooth indicator.

 

WHEELS & BRAKES

Keeping with the customary long and low design, the 2024 Eliminator comes with an 18-inch front and 16-inch rear 10-spoke wheels. Measuring in at 130/70-18 up front and 150/80-16 in the rear, the larger-sized tires help provide riding composure while adding to the motorcycle’s striking figure.

A large 310mm semi-floating petal front brake disc, paired with a balanced actuation dual-piston caliper, provides strong, effective stopping power and a rigid front brake master cylinder helps to eliminate idle stroke for an overall more positive feel. The rear dual-piston caliper with large pistons and 220mm rear petal disc keeps the motorcycle in check in the rear.

An anti-lock braking system is featured on select Eliminator models, which features Nissin’s latest compact ABS control unit that can step in and assist with braking under certain conditions.

 

ERGONOMICS

Rider comfort was kept in mind every step of the way when designing the Eliminator. To help increase rider confidence, the rider is situated in a relaxed riding position, and the lower seat height and scooped design provides moderate hip support for increased rider comfort.

Wide, flat rubber-mounted handlebars not only add to the authentic Eliminator styling but provide the rider with a wider grip for easier bike control. The footpegs are found in a standard central location land are covered in rubber to add comfort to the rider’s feet and combine hard rubber with hollow centers and hidden counterweights to help reduce vibration in the feet.

 

STYLING & INSTRUMENTATION

The Eliminator is ready to answer the call of the streets with its long and low, elegant design, with a thin fuel tank and horizontal linework found from the head pipe to the heritage-designed tail. A legacy fuel tank design makes the motorcycle unique as it curves to seamlessly flow into the rider’s seat.

The tail cowl stays true to the original Eliminator design but creates its own unique statement with a slim design that complements the long and low styling and an aggressive slash-cut lower line hints at the motorcycle’s performance potential and sleek appeal.

A round headlight pays homage to the motorcycle’s overall heritage design and features a modern LED lamp with dual high/low beam chambers and position lamps so that the entire headlight appears lit like a traditional incandescent bulb. The tail light is reminiscent of early Eliminator models with its slim, wide design, giving it the perfect street-dominating look.

Keeping the Eliminator’s authenticity but staying with current times, a modern, compact, round-shaped LCD instrument panel was chosen to adorn the front of the motorcycle, fully equipped with a positive LCD screen for high contrast and excellent readability while riding. The display functions include a digital speedometer, digital bar-style tachometer, gear position indicator, clock, odometer, dual trip meters, fuel gauge, remaining fuel range, current and average fuel consumption, coolant temperature, maintenance reminder, smartphone mail and call notices, and Bluetooth® indicator.

 

RIDEOLOGY THE APP

Bluetooth® technology built into the instrument panel enables riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly. Using RIDEOLOGY THE APP*, a number of instrument functions can be accessed, logged, and reviewed contributing to an enhanced motorcycling experience. The following information can be viewed:

  1. Vehicle Info – Information such as fuel gauge, odometer, maintenance schedule, and more can be viewed via the smartphone
  2. 2. Riding Log – GPS route information as well as vehicle running information can be logged and viewed via the smartphone
  3. 3. Mobile Phone Notices – When a call or email is received by the smartphone, this is indicated on the instrument display
  4. Tuning / General Settings – General instrument display settings such as preferred units, date, date format, and more can be adjusted via the smartphone

The app can also be used when away from the motorcycle. When riding (with the app ON), the bike and smartphone are always connected and riding log data is being recorded by the app. After your ride, the latest riding information is stored by the app and may be viewed on the smartphone. Any changes made via the app while the engine is off, or while out of range, will be implemented as soon as the ignition is turned on and the smartphone is in range with the app ON.

*RIDEOLOGY THE APP is not intended for use during vehicle operation. Only use RIDEOLOGY THE APP when the vehicle is not being operated and it is safe to do so.

 

 

 

 

2024 Kawasaki Eliminator SE ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $7,249 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $8,599 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £6,600 to 6,800 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, DOHC, liquid-cooled
Displacement 451cc
Bore x Stroke 70.0 x 58.6mm
Compression Ratio 11.3:1
Fuel System DFI 32mm Throttle Bodies
Ignition TCBI w/ Digital Advance
Transmission 6-speed, return shift
Final Drive Sealed Chain
Maximum Torque 31.7 lb-ft.

PERFORMANCE
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel 41mm telescopic fork/4.7 in.
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Twin shocks/3.1 in.
Front Tire 130/70-18
Rear Tire 150/80-16
Front Brakes Single 310mm disc with twin-piston caliper, and ABS
Rear Brakes Single 220mm disc with single-piston caliper, and ABS

DETAILS
Frame Type Trellis, high-tensile steel
Rake/Trail 30°/4.8 in.
Overall Length 88.6 in.
Overall Width 30.9 in.
Overall Height 43.3 in.
Ground Clearance 5.9 in.
Seat Height 28.9 in.
Curb Weight 390.3 lb.*
Fuel Capacity 3.4 gal.
Wheelbase 59.8 in.
Special Features Smartphone connectivity, RIDEOLOGY THE APP
Color Choices Candy Steel Furnace Orange/Ebony
Warranty 12 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional) 12, 24, 36 or 48 months

 

 

 

2024 Kawasaki Eliminator SE ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com  Canadian Specifications/Technical Details

POWER
Engine 451cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC 8-valve, parallel twin
Bore x Stroke 70.0 x 58.6 mm
Compression Ratio 11.3:1
Fuel System Fuel injection: ø32 mm x 2
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
Transmission 6-speed, return
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Final Drive Chain

PERFORMANCE
Frame Trellis, high-tensile steel
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel ø41 mm telescopic fork / 120 mm (4.7 in)
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Twin shocks / 90 mm (3.5 in)
Rake / Trail 30° / 121 mm
Steering Angle (L/R) 35° / 35°
Front Tire 130/70-18M/C 63H
Rear Tire 150/80-16M/C 71H
Front Brake ø310 mm disc with dual-piston caliper
Rear Brake ø240 mm disc with dual-piston caliper

DETAILS
Dimensions (L x W x H) 2,250 x 785 x 1,140 mm (88.9 x 30.9 x 44.9 in)
Wheelbase 1,520 mm (59.8 in)
Road Clearance 150 mm (5.9 in)
Seat Height 735 mm (28.9 in)
Curb Mass** 177 kg (390 lb)
Fuel Capacity 13 litres
Instrumentation All-digital LCD instrument panel with digital speedometer, digital bar-style tachometer, gear position indicator, clock, odometer, dual trip meters, fuel gauge, remaining range, current and average fuel consumption, maintenance reminder, smartphone call and mail notices, and Bluetooth indicator
Warranty 12 months
Kawasaki Protection Plus 12 / 24 / 36 / 48 months

 

 

 

2024 Kawasaki Eliminator SE ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

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