Kawasaki EL 250 Eliminator

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Kawasaki EL250 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:


Kawasaki EL250LX Eliminator
Kawasaki EL252 Eliminator
Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator
Kawasaki EL250LX Eliminator


Specifications Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator:

ModelKawasaki EL250 Eliminator
Motorcycle typecruiser
Year of release / sales1987-1998 (2003)
Engine type2-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line
Working volume248 cc cm.

252 cc see - EL252 Eliminator (Europe)

Bore / stroke62.0 x 41.2 mm

62.5 x 41.2 mm - - EL252 Eliminator (Europe)

Compression ratio12.0: 1-12.4: 1 (depends on version)
Number of valves per cylinder4 valves per cylinder (DOHC)
Fuel supply systemcarburetor x2 Keihin CVK30
Ignition typefully transistor
Maximum power40 hp (29.4 kW) at 12,500 rpm

33 h.p. (24.1 kW) @ 12,500 rpm - European versions

Maximum torque23.5 Nm @ 10,000 rpm

20.0 Nm @ 10,000 rpm - European versions

Drive typechain
Framesteel tubular
Front suspensiontelescopic fork 36 mm, travel 140 mm
Rear suspensionpendulum with two shock absorbers, stroke - 100 mm
Front tire size100 / 90-17 55S
Rear tire size140 / 90-15 70S
Front brakes1 disc 260 mm, 1-piston caliper
Rear brakesdrum, 160 mm
Dimensions (L x W x H)2140 x 745 x 1110 mm - SE

2140 x 665 x 1045 mm - LX

Saddle height700 mm - SE

725 mm - LX

Wheelbase1490 mm
Fuel tank capacity11.0 l
Maximum speed155 km / h - Japanese versions

139 km / h - European versions

Acceleration to 100 km / h7.0 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