Kawasaki Motors Australia has this week confirmed that its new learner-approved Eliminator cruiser will launch locally in two variants, sometime towards the end of 2023.
The Kawasaki Eliminator will sit below the Vulcan S ($10,578 plus on-road costs) in the brand’s cruiser line-up, and rival the Honda CMX500 in showrooms.
Motivating the Eliminator is a 451cc parallel-twin engine generating 33.4kW and 42.6Nm. For comparison, the similarly specified Honda CMX500 manages 35kW/43Nm from its 471cc engine.
Designed to be approachable for learner riders, the Eliminator has a low seat height of 735mm and tips the scales at a reasonable 176 kilograms.
The bike rides on 18-inch and 16-inch cast wheels, front-to-rear, and features retro-inspired themes like a round headlight and twin rear shocks.
An ‘SE’ variant will be available which adds special edition graphics as well as an upgraded two-pattern leather seat.
2024 Kawasaki ZX-6R
Kawasaki has also confirmed that the updated Ninja ZX-6R will launch locally in a single ‘KRT Edition’ variant in the coming months.
New for the middleweight sportsbike is revised styling with LED lighting, a new TFT dash with smartphone connectivity and revised advanced rider modes.
The bike maintains its 636cc inline four-cylinder engine which generates a healthy 92kW and 69Nm.
Pricing has yet to be confirmed, although for reference, the outgoing Kawasaki ZX-6R KRT Edition is available from $17,870 rideaway.
Spencer has a keen eye for hard news, and does some of his best living on deadline day. He loves more than anything to travel on his motorcycle, and is adamant that Melbourne Bitter is a world-class lager. He also knows how to operate the big computery thing in the office. By night, Spencer plays guitar with Melbourne punk outfit LOUTS.