This yr’s 2023 Bangkok Motor Present noticed Workforce Inexperienced exhibiting off the beginner-friendly Eliminator 400 cruiser for Japan’s Powersports business – and we could possibly be getting one thing barely extra highly effective headed to America simply in time for 2024.
Based on RideApart, utility papers sourced from the California Air Sources Board (CARB) present a collection of filed mannequin codes: EL450A, EL450B, EL450C, and EL450D – all new combos just like the Eliminator 400’s personal combo, EL400A.
Whereas B, C, and D are all too generic to guess at what sort of bikes Kawi’s received in retailer, we’ve a greater concept of what “A” entails; in different phrases, we could probably be taking a look at a larger-cc model of the Eliminator 400.
Give it some thought: If Eliminator 400 stands for EL400A, then certainly Eliminator 450 stands for EL450A, proper?
Each Dennis Chung from Bike.com and Dustin Wheelen suppose so; if the filings are any indicator as to specs, we’ll even be getting an influence platform able to 451cc’s – one thing that hovers smack between Kawi’s 400 parallel twin platform (399cc) and their bigger, 650 parallel twin platform (649cc).
Backside line, it’s clear that Kawasaki’s seeking to deal with the Honda 500 displacement of 471cc – and if it means we get new sorts of revvers onto US asphalt, I say hell sure to every time Kawi decides to ship this piece of fairly over.