Is the Kawasaki Eliminator H2 set to land in 2021?

The rumoured supercharged Kawasaki Eliminator H2 is said to be nearing the end of its development

Kawasaki Eliminator H2

RUMOURS are beginning to circulate again regarding the supercharged Eliminator H2 power-cruiser, with the latest whispers claiming its development is nearly complete!

The time we heard of a potential Kawasaki supercharged cruiser was when the Japanese magazine Young Machine ran a rendering on the front cover a couple of months back. Fast forward a couple of months and the latest murmurs from Japan are claiming that the bike’s development is nearly done.

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While the styling and look of the machine is not officially known, if Young Machine’s talent for sniffing out the final form of an un-finished bike is on point, it’s likely to look pretty close to this.

The bike they have shared uses a tubular frame just like that found on the H2 and Z H2 machines. For this model though, the stance of the bike has been heavily revised, with the fuel tank swooping down to meet a low seat and mid-set footpegs. The rear end stocky, with YM envisaging the bike as a single-seat machine – that’s obviously something that it likely to be changed.

Styling aside, it makes sense for the bikes, if and when it lands, to share much of its chassis components with the naked Z H2. It’s slightly more cost-effective spec and slightly softer tune would make it a better fit for the long-slung cruiser than the kit on the sporty Ninja H2 sports bike.

Should the bike make it to market, it will naturally be given a specific tune, with power set to drop from 200+ to somewhere around 175 to 180bhp. If that was the case, it’d still make the bike one of the most powerful cruisers on the market.