Design and Features
The 2024 Kawasaki Eliminator 500 SE abs is a sleek and low bike that draws inspiration from the original Eliminator, which was launched in 1985. The bike has a long and low silhouette, a horizontal headlight, a compact headlight cowl, a low and comfortable seat, a minimalist tail, and a Candy Steel Furnace Orange/Ebony color scheme. The bike also has a waterproof USB-C outlet, a smartphone connectivity feature, and a two-pattern seat cover with stitching along the top edge.
The bike has a trellis frame made of high-tensile steel, which gives it a light weight and good mass centralization. The bike weighs 390.3 lb and has a seat height of 28.9 in, making it easy to lift off the side stand and maneuver at low speeds. The bike also has a 3.4-gallon fuel tank and a 59.8-in wheelbase, which provide a good balance between range and stability.
The bike is powered by a liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, parallel-twin engine that delivers 48 bhp and 31.7 lb-ft of torque. The engine is based on the Ninja 400 engine, but it has been tuned to provide more low- and mid-range power and a smoother throttle response. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission with a return shift and a sealed chain final drive.
The bike has a suspension system that consists of a 41-mm telescopic fork at the front and twin shocks at the rear, both with 4.7-in and 3.1-in of travel, respectively. The bike has a braking system that features a single 310-mm disc with a twin-piston caliper at the front and a single 220-mm disc with a single-piston caliper at the rear, both with ABS. The bike has 18-in and 16-in wheels at the front and rear, respectively, and they are wrapped in 130/70 and 150/80 tires, respectively.
Performance and Handling
The 2024 Kawasaki Eliminator 500 SE abs is a bike that offers a natural and relaxed riding position that accommodates a wide range of riders. The bike has a low and flat handlebar, a forward-mounted footpeg, and a low and comfortable seat that provide a good view of the road and a confident reach to the ground. The bike also has a simple and intuitive instrument panel that displays the speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, gear indicator, odometer, trip meter, clock, and warning lights.
The bike has a smooth and responsive engine that provides ample power and torque for cruising and passing. The bike has a linear and predictable power delivery that makes it easy to control and enjoy. The bike has a smooth and precise transmission that shifts smoothly and effortlessly. The bike has a light and agile handling that makes it fun to ride on twisty roads and in urban traffic. The bike has a stable and comfortable ride quality that absorbs bumps and road imperfections. The bike has a powerful and reliable braking system that provides good stopping power and feedback. The bike has a top speed of 100 mph and a fuel consumption of 3.8 l/100 km.
Rivals and Price
The 2024 Kawasaki Eliminator 500 SE abs is a bike that competes with other mid-sized cruisers such as the Honda Rebel 500 and the Royal Enfield Meteor 350. The Honda Rebel 500 is a bike that has a similar engine size and power output, but it has a more modern and sporty design, a higher seat height, and a higher price.
The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is a bike that has a smaller engine size and power output, but it has a more retro and classic design, a lower seat height, and a lower price. The 2024 Kawasaki Eliminator 500 SE abs has a MSRP of $7,249, which is a reasonable price for a bike that offers a lot of features and performance. The bike also comes with a 12-month limited warranty and an optional Kawasaki Protection Plus plan that extends the coverage for up to 48 months.
|Price (On-Road Washington, D.C)
|4-stroke, 2-cylinder, DOHC, liquid-cooled
|48bhp (35KW) (Est)
|6-speed, return shift
|Front: 41mm telescopic fork/4.7 in, Rear: Twin shocks/3.1 in
|Brakes (Front/ Rear)
|Front: Single 310mm disc with twin-piston caliper, Rear: Single 220mm disc with single-piston caliper, and ABS
|Fuel Tank Capacity
|Honda Rebel 500 and Royal Enfield Meteor 350
The 2024 Kawasaki Eliminator 500 SE abs is a bike that is a modern cruiser with a retro twist. The bike has a sleek and low design, a smooth and powerful engine, a light and easy handling, and a lot of modern technology. The bike is a great choice for riders who want to enjoy the exhilaration of riding a Kawasaki motorcycle with a timeless and approachable style. The bike is available at Kawasaki dealerships now, so don’t hesitate to visit your nearest dealer and take a test ride. You won’t regret it.