25 Dec 2020: Kawasaki likely to launch Eliminator H2 cruiser bike next year
As an addition to its H2 family, Japanese automaker Kawasaki is expected to launch the Eliminator H2 motorbike in the first half of 2021.
As for the highlights, the cruiser bike will share its hardware with the Z H2 motorcycle and should draw power from a 998cc supercharged engine, but in a different state of tune.
Here's our roundup.
Design: Kawasaki Eliminator H2: At a glance
The Kawasaki Eliminator H2 will sit on a tubular frame and shall come with a swooping teardrop-shaped fuel tank, a comfortable low seat, a low handlebar, an upswept exhaust, and mid-set footpegs.
The bike should pack a digital instrument console and come with an all-LED setup for lighting. It should ride on blacked-out alloy wheels.
Fact: Power and performance
The Kawasaki Eliminator H2 should be powered by a supercharged 998cc liquid-cooled, inline-four engine sourced from the Z H2. It will be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and should generate around 172.6hp of maximum power.
Safety: What about safety and suspension setup?
To ensure the safety of the rider, the Kawasaki Eliminator H2 will be equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels along with dual-channel ABS for improved handling on the roads.
Meanwhile, the suspension duties on the bike should be handled by USD forks on the front side and a mono-shock unit on the rear end.
Fact: Pricing and availability
The Kawasaki Eliminator H2 should make its Indian debut in the first half of 2021. Its pricing details are also likely to be revealed around that time. Once launched, it will take on rivals like Ducati Diavel 1260 S and the Triumph Rocket 3 R.