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Kawasaki EL 125 Eliminator

Forget all the damn guessing guys are doing. here is a on it:

Small Guy Complex: Kawasaki’s 125

Eliminator is a tough name to up to. Kawasaki’s Eliminator series was its line. Even the 500 Eliminator is than many larger-displacement However, being the smallest in our entry-level cruiser comparison the Eliminator 125 started out with a 50 disadvantage when compared to the contestants.

Still, the little has strengths that help it to up to challenge.

Although the Eliminator is old, the 125 version is the only new in this test. Since the 125 was this year, its styling closely follows current From the snazzy tank to the chrome gas filler panel with warning lights), the shares a family resemblance the newer members of the Vulcan

Starting with a backbone that cradles the engine, the like all the others in this is pretty standard fare. A fork holds the 17-inch wheel. Attached to the right of that wheel, a single gets squeezed by a two-piston

Atop the fork, a drag-style bar the speedo. The shapely tank like one from a much motorcycle. The one-piece stepped gives the bike a sleek The rear fender adds a of sportiness. The rear suspension is a preload-adjustable affair.

A 15-inch rear wheel and a brake round out the rolling

The little engine utilizes a cylinder to generate power. The x 52.4mm bore and … the displacement to a minuscule 124cc. A overhead camshaft actuates the two

Cam timing is kept accurate by an cam chain tensioner while a negates vibration. A 28mm carburetor handles the mixture. the electronic ignition has done its a megaphone-styled exhaust empties the Both the carburetion and exhaust are for bottom end and midrange power.

The of their labors are sent to the final drive via a five-speed

Riding the Eliminator highlights the specific tuning. Pulling from a stop, the engine strong initially, but the power off abruptly, forcing the rider to into second at about 11 per hour. Again, the engine strong initially, but just for a Of all the bikes included in this only the Eliminator struggles to ahead of in-town traffic.

Out on the road, without other to gauge by, the 125 provides a pleasant However, a move to the interstate its dearth of power. The Kawasaki comfortably maintain 65 mph. but try to go any and the engine feels like gonna explode, as one tester put it.

Not being able to travel on the highway limits the Eliminator’s which is too bad since it was the most bike we tested.

The Kawi’s position, ironically, felt the largest of our quartet, striking an balance between roominess and size. Part of the big-bike to the riding position must be to the fact that the Eliminator heavier than it is.

However, the time came to apply the we were once again with the Eliminator. The brake travel quite a ways engaging with any force, concern on the first application of the after switching from the bikes. Once accustomed to the binder, we simply exerted pressure on the lever. In addition, the brake pedal travel is

Kawasaki EL 125 Eliminator

From the moment that the shoes start to drag, the still needs to be pressed inches to reach full

Although the Eliminator has some at a retail price of $2499, it is the expensive of the bikes in this Add its roomy riding position and looks, and the little Kawasaki make a nice economy However, because of environmental California residents won’t be to buy the Eliminator at any price.


2001 Kawasaki 125 Eliminator

base price: $2499 available in CA)

Wet weight: 308 lb.

GVWR: 668 lb.

height: 26.8 in.

Overall 84.7 in.

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