Kawasaki Eliminator 500 Hits the Streets at Rs 5.62 Lakh

Kawasaki Eliminator 500 Hits the Streets at Rs 5.62 Lakh

Rev up your engines and get ready to cruise in unparalleled style as Kawasaki, a renowned name in the world of motorcycles, introduces the Eliminator 500 to the Indian market. Priced at Rs 5.62 lakh (ex-showroom, India), this two-wheeled masterpiece blends cutting-edge engineering with timeless cruiser aesthetics, offering riders a journey into the realm of classic elegance and powerful performance.

Engine Dynamics

At the heart of the Eliminator 500 beats a robust 451cc parallel-twin motor, a direct descendant of the acclaimed Kawasaki Ninja 400 engine. Boasting a 6.8mm longer stroke, an expanded airbox, and enhanced 32mm throttle bodies, this powerhouse is meticulously crafted to deliver heightened torque and exceptional ridability. With a power output of 45hp at 9,000rpm and a peak torque of 42.6Nm at 6,000rpm the engine promises not only power but an exhilarating performance on the open road. The six-speed gearbox, complemented by a slip/assist clutch ensures a smooth and responsive riding experience.

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Kawasaki Eliminator 500

Chassis and Design

Beyond its powerhouse, the Eliminator 500 features a brand-new chassis with dual rear shocks, striking a perfect balance between modern engineering and classic cruiser aesthetics. Distinguishing itself from its larger sibling, the Vulcan 650, the Eliminator exudes a vintage cruiser vibe offering riders a timeless and elegant riding experience. The marriage of a long and low silhouette, coupled with a large 18-inch front wheel and a 16-inch rear wheel, makes a bold statement on the road. The braking system, comprising a single 310mm front disc and a 240mm rear disc with standard dual-channel ABS, ensures precise control and optimal safety.

Comfort and Customization

Crafted for riders of varying statues, the Eliminator 500 offers a welcoming low seat height of 734mm. Embracing Kawasaki’s ergo-fit system, riders have the flexibility to tailor their riding experience by choosing from various optional handlebar and footpeg configurations. Weighing in at 176kg, the Eliminator 500 strikes an ideal balance between agility and substance.

Market Positioning

Positioned as a completely knocked-down (CKD) import, the Eliminator 500 is competitively priced at Rs 5.62 lakh (ex-showroom, India). In a segment that demands both style and substance, its rivals include the recently unveiled Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 and the Benelli 502C.

With its timeless design, powerful performance, and rider-centric features, the Kawasaki Eliminator 500 emerges as a compelling choice for cruiser enthusiasts seeking a distinctive blend of style and substance on Indian roads.