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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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