Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator (SE, LX, HS): review, history, specs


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Class: cruiser

Production: 1987-1998

Also called: Eliminator 250

Successor: Kawasaki VN250 Eliminator

Models
Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator

1987-1998

(Japan, Europe, USA)

Kawasaki EL250SE Eliminator

1988-1996

(Japan)

Kawasaki EL250LX / 252 Eliminator

1989-1998 (2003)

(Japan)

Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator
Kawasaki EL250SE Eliminator
Kawasaki EL250LX / 252 Eliminator

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine Colors
1987 Japan Name: Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator

Code: EL250-B1

Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator
1988 Japan, USA Name: Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator

Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator SE

Code: EL250-B2

EL250-A2 (SE)

Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator
Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator
1989 Japan, USA Name: Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator

Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator SE

Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator LX

Code: EL250-B3

EL250-A3 (SE)

EL250-C1 (LX)

Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator
Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator
Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator
1990 Japan, USA Name: Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator LX

Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator SE

Code: EL250-A4 (SE)

EL250-C2 (LX)

Kawasaki EL250SE Eliminator
Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator
Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator
1991 Japan, USA Name: Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator SH

Code: EL250-E1

1992 Japan, USA Name: Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator SH

Code: EL250-E2

1993 Europe, North America, Japan Name: Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator LX

Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator SH

Code: EL250-C3 (LX) EL250-E3 (SH)

Kawasaki EL250SE Eliminator
Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator
1994 Europe, North America, Japan Name: Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator SE

Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator LX

Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator SH

Code: EL250-A5 (SE)

EL250-C4 (LX)

EL250-E4 (SH)

Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator
Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator
Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator
1996 Europe, North America, Japan Name: Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator SE

Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator LX

Kawasaki EL252 Eliminator

Code: EL250-A6 (SE)

EL250-C6 (LX)

EL250-F2 (252)

EL250-D7

Kawasaki EL250SE Eliminator
Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator
Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator
1997 Europe Name: Kawasaki EL252 Eliminator

Code: EL250-F3

1998 Japan Name: Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator LX

Code: EL250-C8

Kawasaki EL250LX Eliminator
1999 Europe Name: Kawasaki EL252 Eliminator

Code: EL250-F4

2001 Europe Name: Kawasaki EL252 Eliminator

Code: EL250-F5

2002 Europe Name: Kawasaki EL252 Eliminator

Code: EL250-F6

Specifications

Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2140 mm / 84,2 in
Overall width 745 mm / 29,3 in – SE

665 mm / 26,2 in – LX

Overall height 1110 mm / 43,7 in – SE

1045 mm / 41,1 in – LX

Seat height 700 mm / 27,5 in – SE

725 mm / 28,5 in – LX

Wheelbase 1490 mm / 58,6 in
Ground clearance 160 mm / 6,3 in
Dry weight 134 kg / 295 lbs – B1, B2, B3

142 kg / 313 lbs - LX

143 kg / 315 lbs - SE

Curb (wet) weight 152 kg / 335 lbs – B1, B2, B3

158 kg / 348 lbs - LX

159 kg / 350 lbs - SE

FRAME Type Tubular diamond (steel)
Front suspension, travel 36 mm telescopic fork, 140 mm / 5,5 in
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with twin-shock, 100 mm / 3,9 in
Front tire size 100/90-17 55S
Rear tire size 140/90-15 70S
Front brake Single disc, 260 mm, 1-piston caliper
Rear brake Drum, 160 mm
Fuel capacity 11,0 l / 2,9 US gal
Trail 112 mm / 4,4 in
Fuel economy 2,13 l / 100 km (50 km/h)
ENGINE Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 2-cylinders, inline
Bore & Stroke 62,0 x 41,2 mm – EL250

62,5 x 41,2 mm – EL252

Displacement 248 cm³ (15,13 cu in) – EL250

252 cm³ (15,38 cu in) – EL252

Compression ratio 12.0:1 – B1, B2, B3

12.4:1 – EL250A/C/E

12.2:1 – EL252

Valve train Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves
Max. power 40 hp (29,4 kW) / 12500 rpm – EL250 (Japan)

33 hp (24,1 kW) / 12500 rpm – EL250/252 (Europe)

Max. torque 23,5 Nm (2,4 kgf*m) / 10000 rpm

20,0 Nm (2,04 kgf*m) / 10000 rpm

0 to 100 km/h 7,0 sec – EL250 (Japan)

8,2 sec – EL250 (Europe)

Top speed 139 km/h – EL250 (Europe)

155 km/h – EL250 (Japan)

CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 2x Keihin CVK30
ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 3.458
Final reduction 3.142
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V

VI


2.600

1.789

1.409

1.160

1.000

0.892

ELECTRICAL Ignition Full transistor
Alternator Three-phase AC: 17.0 A/14 V @10 000 r/min (rpm)
Battery capacity 12V-8AH

Images

Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator: images, gallery.

Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator
Kawasaki EL250SE Eliminator
Kawasaki EL250LX Eliminator

Videos

Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator: video.

Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator
Kawasaki EL250 LX Eliminator
Kawasaki EL250 SE Eliminator

Manuals

Kawasaki EL250 Eliminator: manuals, parts, microfiches.