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2024 Kawasaki Eliminator Review | Video

The 2024 Kawasaki Eliminator invites new and intermediate riders to get on and go. (Photos by Kevin Wing)

The all-new 2024 Kawasaki Eliminator is an entry-level cruiser with a sporty character. It slots above smaller beginner bikes to be a motorcycle that both new and intermediate riders can enjoy. It’s powered by a liquid-cooled 451cc parallel-Twin derived from the Ninja 400 engine but with a longer stroke for added torque.

The Eliminator features a 28.9-inch seat height, a weight of only 386 lb (base model), and mid-mount footpegs, all important considerations for new riders looking for an easy-to-ride bike on which to practice the basics. It also has a slim fuel tank, all LED lighting, and a round LCD display with Bluetooth connectivity through Rideology the app.

Additional tech on the Eliminator includes a slip/assist clutch for lighter clutch feel, a positive neutral finder, and ABS on the ABS and SE versions.

The Eliminator comes in three version: base, ABS, and SE. The SE version includes a two-patterned seat, fork boots, a USB-C charging port, a headlight cowl, and the Candy Steel Furnace Orange/Ebony colorway. The base and ABS versions come in Pearl Robotic White and Pearl Storm Gray.

Watch the video to see the 2024 Kawasaki Eliminator in action or read our full review.

2024 Kawasaki Eliminator Specifications

Base Price: $6,649

Price as Tested: $6,949 (w/ ABS)


Warranty: 1 yr., unltd. miles

Engine Type: Liquid-cooled, parallel-Twin, DOHC w/ 4 valves per cyl.

Displacement: 451cc

Bore x Stroke: 70.0 x 58.6mm

Torque: 31.7 lb-ft (factory claim)

Transmission: 6-speed, cable-actuated slip/assist wet clutch

Final Drive: Chain

Wheelbase: 59.8 in.

Rake/Trail: 30 degrees/4.8 in.

Seat Height: 28.9 in.

Wet Weight: 386 lb (388 lb w/ ABS)

Fuel Capacity: 3.4 gal.


Helmet: SMK Gullwing Modular

Jacket: Highway 21 Women’s Pearl

Gloves: Highway 21 Women’s Black Ivy

Pants: Alpinestars Daisy V2 Women’s Riding Denim

Boots: Highway 21 Axle Waterproof Shoes

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