2024 Kawasaki Eliminator 500: Full details revealed

The 451cc Kawasaki Eliminator 500 will be landing in UK dealerships in 2024, and full details of Akashi's twin-cylinder cruiser have now been revealed.

2024 Kawasaki Eliminator 500

The full official details of the Kawasaki Eliminator 500, which will arrive in the UK for the 2024 model year, have been revealed.

The A2-eligible 2024 Kawasaki Eliminator 500 cruiser was announced back in June, but while we knew the same 451cc twin-cylinder motor used in the Ninja 400 and Z 400 would be used and that the bike would roll on 18- and 16-inch wheels front and rear, the full specs had remained a mystery.

Kawasaki has now removed the remaining fog surrounding the motorcycle, which we now know will make use of a steel trellis frame design derived from the aforementioned Ninja 400. This provides a 1,520mm wheelbase, while the swingarm is connected directly to the engine via a diecast mounting plate. For suspension, the 2024 Eliminator 500 calls on conventional front forks and twin rear shocks. The seat height is adjustable; set to 735mm as standard, it can be lowered to 715mm and raised to 765mm.

The aforementioned 451cc engine - expected to produce 49bhp and 28lb ft of torque - features downdraft intakes to provide a shorter path to the cylinders for the in-taken air. The airbox itself has a 5.8-litre capacity, and its left and right intake funnels are set at different heights which Kawasaki says contributes to the engine’s “smooth response”. Finally, a 32mm throttle body increases the volume of airflow.

Full LED lighting, and an LCD screen through which connection to the Kawasaki Rideology app can be established also feature.

For the Kawasaki Eliminator 500 SE, there is a special graphic on the headlamp cowl, a special stitching pattern in the seat, rubber fork boots, and a USB-C port on the handlebar.

Pricing has not yet been confirmed, so we are still going off the previously issued ‘guide price’ from Kawasaki, which suggested a price in the £6,600-£6,800 range.