New Kawasaki Eliminator 450 to debut at IBW 2023; price announcement likely
Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Kawasaki is all-set to introduce the Eliminator series to India with the unveiling of the new Eliminator 450 at the upcoming India Bike Week 2023, which marks its 10th anniversary this year. In fact, the bike maker has teased the motorcycle on its social media handle. That being said, this edition of the IBW also marks the return of the Eliminator after a hiatus of two years, offering a fresh take on the classic cruiser.
As mentioned earlier, the Eliminator nameplate is making a comeback to the Indian market after a two-year absence. Its original stint in the country was back in 2001 for a limited duration, during which it was on a sale under a collaboration between Kawasaki and Bajaj Auto. However, the cruiser from that era featured a smaller capacity in contrast to the upgraded version being introduced now.
2024 Kawasaki Eliminator: Variants and colours
The new Eliminator 450 will come in two variants - Standard and SE ABS - each offering a range of colour choices: Pearl Robotic White, Pearl Storm Grey, Metallic Flat Spark, and Candy Steel Furance Orange/Ebony. Its design draws inspiration from the original Eliminator and the Vulcan S, embodying the classic cruiser style.
2024 Kawasaki Eliminator: Features and specifications
In terms of features, the Eliminator 450 includes a circular digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity, all-LED lighting, Nissin dual-channel ABS, and an assist and slipper clutch. The SE variant adds a headlight cowl, unique colour schemes and graphics, a Type-C USB port, and front fork boots. The bike features a 310mm front single disc, a 240mm rear single disc, telescopic front forks, and twin rear shocks, all riding on an 18-inch front and a 16-inch rear wheel.
2024 Kawasaki Eliminator: Powertrain
Powering the Eliminator 450 is a new 451cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine delivering 45.4PS at 9,000rpm and 42.6Nm at 6,000rpm, coupled with a six-speed gearbox.
2024 Kawasaki Eliminator: Pricing
Expected to be priced around Rs 4-5 lakh, the Kawasaki Eliminator 450 will enter the market to compete against the Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650.