Kawasaki VN 250 Eliminator (Kawasaki Eliminator 250V)
The Kawasaki VN250 Eliminator appeared in 1998, replacing the obsolete Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator.
Despite the name, the bike has nothing to do with the Eliminator series and rather belongs to the Vulcan series. This is primarily due to the engine, which has become a classic V-shaped (all Eliminator models were in-line), and the appearance - the features of the dragster were replaced by the classic features of the cruiser. In the Japanese market, the motorcycle is called the Kawasaki Eliminator 250V '.
The model was based on a 2-cylinder V-shaped liquid-cooled engine with a volume of 249 cc, producing up to 35 hp. power and up to 24 Nm of torque. The model is widely represented in the Japanese market, but in 2000 it was officially supplied to some European countries.
The Kawasaki VN250 Eliminator has a steel frame, suspension in the form of a telescopic fork and double shock absorber, wheels 17 'and 15' (unlike EL250 Eliminator, the rubber is 20 mm wider), disc front (unlike EL250 Eliminator, the front disc was increased to 300mm and the caliper was 2-piston) and rear drum brakes. The fuel tank capacity has been increased from 11 liters (for EL250 Eliminator) to 13 liters.
In general, the Kawasaki VN250 Eliminator received a large number of technical and visual improvements, and began to compete on an equal footing with Honda Magna 250. Nevertheless, the VN250 Eliminator is practically not represented on the Russian market, while the Magna 250 is quite popular.
The Kawasaki Eliminator 250V lasted until 2007, after which it was discontinued. European versions were produced only in 2000 (sales - until 2002), after which sales of new motorcycles were carried out only in the Japanese market (a small number of motorcycles were also supplied to Asian countries and Oceania).
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Specifications Kawasaki VN250 Eliminator 250V:
|Model||Kawasaki Eliminator 250V|
|Year of release / sales||1998-2007|
|Engine type||2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped|
|Working volume||249 cc cm.|
|Bore / stroke||62.0 x 41.4 mm|
|Compression ratio||12.5: 1|
|Number of valves per cylinder||4 valves per cylinder (DOHC)|
|Fuel supply system||carburetor x2 Keihin CVKR32|
|Maximum power||35.0 h.p. (26 kW) at 12,500 rpm|
|Maximum torque||24.0 Nm (2.4 kgm) at 9500 rpm|
|Front suspension||telescopic fork 41 mm, travel 150 mm|
|Rear suspension||linkage with two shock absorbers (adjustable preload), stroke - 96 mm|
|Front tire size||120 / 80-17 61S|
|Rear tire size||160 / 80-15 M / C 74S|
|Front brakes||1 disc 300 mm, 2-piston caliper|
|Rear brakes||drum, 160 mm|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||2355 x 775 x 1075 mm|
|Saddle height||690 mm|
|Fuel tank capacity||13.0 l|
|Maximum speed||140 km / h|
|Motorcycle weight (dry)||171 kg|