Kawasaki India has teased a new motorcycle on its social media handles. And going by the silhouette, it looks like Japanese marque is all set to bring its new Eliminator 450 to our shores.
The Eliminator 450 uses a new 451cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin motor that delivers 44.7 bhp and 4.34 kgm. This engine is based on the 399cc unit of the Ninja 400, however, with changes to make it more suited for low-speed riding.
Kawasaki has used an all-new chassis for this new cruiser. The Eliminator rides on an 18/16-inch wheel setup with telescopic fork and dual shocks taking up suspension duties. For braking, Team Green has deployed single discs at both ends, backed by dual-channel ABS. There are no other electronic aids, however, it does come with smartphone connectivity.
The new Kawasaki Eliminator 450 will make its grand debut at the India Bike Week this month. Once launched, it will take on the Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 and the upcoming Shotgun 650. And that’s going to be the biggest hurdle for the Japanese brand. Currently, the Super Meteor is priced at Rs 3.61 lakh onwards (e-showroom), and it is highly unlikely that Kawasaki will come close to this pricing. With an expected price of Rs 5 lakh, would you pick this over the Super Meteor?