Kawasaki EL 250 Eliminator
Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator was first introduced in 1987 and existed on the market until 2003. Initially, the model was focused on the domestic Japanese market, but since 1988 it has been available in the United States, and since 1990 in the European market. In 1996, a version of the Kawasaki EL252 Eliminator was produced for European countries, which had a 252 cc engine. see instead of the standard 248 cc. cm.
The model was based on an in-line 2-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, producing 40 hp. power and almost 24 Nm of torque. Modifications to this engine were also installed on models - Kawasaki GPZ250, Kawasaki ZZ-R250 and Kawasaki KLE 250. Standard European versions produced up to 33 hp. power.
Other features of the Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator include a steel frame, simple suspension in the form of a conventional telescopic fork and dual shock absorbers, front disc and rear drum brakes, 6-speed gearbox, 11L fuel tank and 134 kg dry weight.
The main modifications of the Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator:
- Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator - regular version.
- Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator SH - the version is similar to the previous one. Export oriented.
- Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator SE - version with half fairing and lower "plow".
- Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator LX - Classic version with spoke wheels.
- Kawasaki EL252 Eliminator - version for some European countries. Similar to the previous version, but with a 252 cc engine. cm.
Japanese versions of the Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator were available on the market until 1998, European versions until 2003. By 1998, Kawasaki had updated the EL250 Eliminator to VN250 Eliminator, offering the market a cruiser with more conventional classic shapes and a V-engine , finally moving away from the concept of power cruisers of the 80s and 90s.
The main competitors of the Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator in the class:
Specifications Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator:
|Model||Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator|
|Year of release / sales||1987-1998 (2003)|
|Engine type||2-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line|
|Working volume||248 cc cm.|
252 cc see - EL252 Eliminator (Europe)
|Bore / stroke||62.0 x 41.2 mm|
62.5 x 41.2 mm - - EL252 Eliminator (Europe)
|Compression ratio||12.0: 1-12.4: 1 (depends on version)|
|Number of valves per cylinder||4 valves per cylinder (DOHC)|
|Fuel supply system||carburetor x2 Keihin CVK30|
|Ignition type||fully transistor|
|Maximum power||40 hp (29.4 kW) at 12,500 rpm|
33 h.p. (24.1 kW) @ 12,500 rpm - European versions
|Maximum torque||23.5 Nm @ 10,000 rpm|
20.0 Nm @ 10,000 rpm - European versions
|Front suspension||telescopic fork 36 mm, travel 140 mm|
|Rear suspension||pendulum with two shock absorbers, stroke - 100 mm|
|Front tire size||100 / 90-17 55S|
|Rear tire size||140 / 90-15 70S|
|Front brakes||1 disc 260 mm, 1-piston caliper|
|Rear brakes||drum, 160 mm|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||2140 x 745 x 1110 mm - SE|
2140 x 665 x 1045 mm - LX
|Saddle height||700 mm - SE|
725 mm - LX
|Fuel tank capacity||11.0 l|
|Maximum speed||155 km / h - Japanese versions|
139 km / h - European versions
|Acceleration to 100 km / h||7.0 sec - Japanese versions|
8.2 sec - European versions
|Motorcycle weight (dry)||134 kg - regular version|
142 kg - LX
143 kg - SE
|Motorcycle weight (curb)||152 kg - regular version|
158 kg - LX
159 kg - SE