Kawasaki ZL 400 Eliminator (SE, LX)

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Kawasaki ZL400 Eliminator (ZL400A)

Kawasaki ZL400 Eliminator appeared in 1986 for the Japanese domestic market. The model was based on an in-line 4-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with a volume of 398 cm³, delivering up to 54 hp. power and up to 33 Nm of torque.

Engine did not become an independent development, but almost migrated from the Kawasaki GPZ400R without any changes. Other features of the Kawasaki Eliminator 400 include a classic steel frame, simple suspensions in the form of a 37 mm telescopic fork in front and a double shock absorber at the rear, front disc and rear drum brakes, cardan drive and a 12 liter fuel tank (since 1994 - 13 liters). Dry weight of a motorcycle - from 194 kg.

At the beginning of its production, there was only one Eliminator 400 modification on the market, which had the factory code “ZL400A”.

Since 1988, the model has been divided into 2 modifications - Kawasaki Eliminator 400 SE (ZL400B) and Kawasaki Eliminator 400 LX (ZL400C). Both versions were virtually identical in technical terms, but had a number of visual and stylistic differences. In these modifications, the Eliminator 400 existed until 1990 inclusive.

In 1994, Kawasaki restyled the model, offering the market a new version of the Kawasaki ZL400 Eliminator with the factory code “ZL400D”. It visually resembles the previous LX modification, but with a different rear end, saddle, brakes, etc.

1995 was the last year of production of the model, after which it finally rolled off the assembly line. An attempt to create a drag bike with a cruiser frame and a sports engine failed and the model was in rather low demand. This applied not only to the ZL400, but to the entire Eliminator line. As a result, the series, although it has its fans, but the models are quite rare on the market.



Specifications Kawasaki ZL 400 Eliminator:

Model Kawasaki ZL400 Eliminator
Motorcycle type cruiser
Release year 1986-1995
Frame steel tubular
Engine type 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line
Working volume 398 cm³
Bore / Stroke 56.0 x 40.4 mm
Compression ratio 11.0: 1
Cooling liquid
Number of valves per cylinder DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply system Carburetor, 4x Keihin CVK30
Ignition type Digital transistor
Maximum power 54.0 h.p. (39.7 kW) @ 12000 rpm - ZL400A, ZL400B, ZL400C

53.0 h.p. (39.0 kW) @ 12000 rpm - ZL400D

Maximum torque 33.0 Nm (3.4 kg * m) @ 10500 rpm - ZL400A, ZL400B, ZL400C

33.0 Nm (3.4 kg * m) @ 10,000 rpm - ZL400D

Gearbox 6-speed
Drive type cardan
Front tire size 100 / 90-18 56H
Rear tire size 150 / 80-15 70H
Front brakes 1 disc, 1-piston caliper - ZL400A

2 discs, 1-piston calipers - ZL400B, ZL400C

1 disc, 300 mm, 2-piston caliper - ZL400D

Rear brakes drum
Front suspension telescopic fork 37 mm
Rear suspension linkage with two shock absorbers
Motorcycle length 2210 mm - ZL400A, ZL400B, ZL400C

2245 mm - ZL400D

Motorcycle width 795 mm - ZL400A, ZL400B

755 mm - ZL400C

720 mm - ZL400D

Motorcycle height 1130 mm - ZL400A, ZL400B

1070 mm - ZL400C

1090 mm - ZL400D

Wheelbase 1550 mm
Saddle height 705 mm
Minimum ground clearance 145 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h 4.5 sec
Maximum speed 180 km / h
Fuel tank capacity 12.0 L - ZL400A, ZL400B, ZL400C

13.0 L - ZL400D

Motorcycle weight (dry) 197 kg - ZL400A, ZL400B

194 kg - ZL400C

195 kg - ZL400D