The History of Kawasaki Eliminator 400

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The History Of Kawasaki Eliminator 400

The Eliminator is a cruiser-type motorcycle has been produced in several since its introduction in 1985 as the Billed as a power cruiser the 1980s and mid-1990s, Kawasaki now the Eliminator as an entry-level cruiser. in black for 2005, the Eliminator styling features include a seat with laid-back comfort for two, a stretched fuel tank, straight-flow and chrome-plated single headlight.

Introduced in 1985, and only for 2 years (1985 and 1986), the evolved from the legendary Z1. The ZL900 was designed to evoke of the wildly successful Z1 drag with a bobbed rear short travel fork, rear tire, fat chromed a small fuel tank and low handlebars, and at the time of its original was the fastest accelerating (from to 50 m.p.h.) production motorcycle, and sported the widest rear of any production motorcycle.

The ZL900 engine was a transplanted and modified version of the liquid-cooled I4 in the 1984 Kawasaki ZX900 Kawasaki used smaller carburetors (the ZX900 34mm), different timing and with less duration. gave the engine a dramatically personality, trading the Ninja’s surge for low-end grunt and a mid-range that was more for a cruiser.

At the time, the ZL900 was the only in its segment using an Inline 4 instead of a V4 configuration. These were produced by Kawasaki in Nebraska for the American market, but to live up to their potential as there were stiff at the time for Japanese motorcycles 700c.c.’s[citation needed]. They wildly popular overseas in due in large part to the decidedly styling and plenty of dependable needed].


The pursuit of drag-bike resulted in some functional First, riders of the Eliminator[who?] about a lack of cornering although it took corners than its super-heavyweight competitors the Magna V65, the Suzuki and the Yamaha V-Max. The ZL900 was and low like a drag bike, so riders who wanted ZX900 in a cruiser had to give up riding the

Additionally, pushing the bike overwhelmed the skinny front and brought the rear suspension’s to the surface. More universally, and magazines alike[who?] bemoaned the lack of range due to its small tank capacity. At 25-35 mpg on a 2.9 tank, even conservative were forced to find a station after 100 miles or

Kawasaki Eliminator 600
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Even with all of the criticisms, the Eliminator was considered a giant and is still considered to be ahead of its even now some 20-plus after its initial introduction.

For more information on the Kawasaki contact the Kawasaki Eliminator Association at


The was an evolution of the ZL900, sporting a engine shared with the Concours and 34mm carburetors. The of the ZL1000 was much more than that of the 900, a longer rear fender and a larger fuel tank, motorcycle was only available for 1 1987, and shares the same following as the ZL900.


The ZL750 was sold 1986-1989 as a mild-mannered version of its big

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