Kawasaki ZL400 Eliminator (SE, LX): review, history, specs


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Class: cruiser

Production: 1986-1995

Related: Kawasaki GPZ400R

Also called: Kawasaki Eliminator 400

Models
Kawasaki ZL400 Eliminator

(ZL400A)

1986-1987

(Japan)

Kawasaki ZL400 Eliminator SE

(ZL400B)

1988-1990

(Japan)

Kawasaki ZL400 Eliminator LX

(ZL400C)

1988-1990

(Japan)

Kawasaki ZL400 Eliminator

(ZL400D)

1994-1995

(Japan)

Kawasaki ZL400 Eliminator (ZL400A)
Kawasaki ZL400 Eliminator SE (ZL400B)
Kawasaki ZL400 Eliminator LX (ZL400C)
Kawasaki ZL400 Eliminator (ZL400D)

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1986 Japan Name: Kawasaki Eliminator 400

Code: ZL400-A1

1987 Japan Name: Kawasaki Eliminator 400

Code: ZL400-A2

1988 Japan Name: Kawasaki Eliminator 400 SE; Kawasaki Eliminator 400 LX

Code: ZL400-B1; ZL400-C1

1989 Japan Name: Kawasaki Eliminator 400 SE; Kawasaki Eliminator 400 LX

Code: ZL400-B2; ZL400-C2

1990 Japan Name: Kawasaki Eliminator 400 SE; Kawasaki Eliminator 400 LX

Code: ZL400-B3; ZL400-C3

1994 Japan Name: Kawasaki Eliminator 400

Code: ZL400-D1

1995 Japan Name: Kawasaki Eliminator 400

Code: ZL400-D2

Specifications

Kawasaki ZL400 Eliminator: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2210 mm / 87,0 in – ZL400A, ZL400B, ZL400C

2245 mm / 88,4 in – ZL400D

Overall width 795 mm / 31,3 in - ZL400A, ZL400B

755 mm / 29,7 in - ZL400C

720 mm / 28,3 in - ZL400D

Overall height 1130 mm / 44,5 in - ZL400A, ZL400B

1070 mm / 42,1 in - ZL400C

1090 mm / 42,9 in - ZL400D

Seat height 705 mm / 27,7 in
Wheelbase 1550 mm / 61,0 in
Ground clearance 145 mm / 5,7 in
Dry weight 197 kg / 434 lbs - ZL400A, ZL400B

194 kg / 428 lbs - ZL400C

195 kg / 430 lbs - ZL400D

Curb (wet) weight
FRAME Type Tubular, double cradle (steel)
Front suspension, travel 37 mm telescopic fork
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with twin-shock
Front tire size 100/90-18 56H
Rear tire size 150/80-15 70H
Front brake Single disc, 1-piston caliper – ZL400A

Double disc, 1-piston calipers – ZL400B, ZL400C

Single disc, 300 mm, 2-piston caliper – ZL400D

Rear brake Drum
Fuel capacity 12,0 l / 3,17 US gal – ZL400A, ZL400B, ZL400C

13,0 l / 3,43 US gal – ZL400D

Trail 105 mm / 4,13 in
Fuel economy 2,5 l / 100 km (60 km/h)
ENGINE Type Water-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 4-cylinders, inline
Bore & Stroke 56,0 x 40,4 mm
Displacement 398 cm³ (24,28 cu in)
Compression ratio 11.0:1
Valve train Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power 54,0 hp (39,7 kW) / 12000 rpm – ZL400A, ZL400B, ZL400C

53,0 hp (39,0 kW) / 12000 rpm – ZL400D

Max. torque 33,0 Nm (3,4 kgf*m) / 10500 rpm – ZL400A, ZL400B, ZL400C

33,0 Nm (3,4 kgf*m) / 10000 rpm – ZL400D

0 to 100 km/h 4,5 sec
Top speed 180 km/h (112 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetors, 4x Keihin CVK30
ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed
Final drive Shaft
Primary reduction 3.277
Final reduction
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V

VI


2.571

1.777

1.380

1.125

0.961

0.851

ELECTRICAL Ignition Transistorized
Alternator Three-phase AC
Battery capacity 12V-10Ah

Images

Kawasaki ZL400 Eliminator: images, gallery.

Kawasaki ZL400A Eliminator
Kawasaki ZL400B Eliminator SE
Kawasaki ZL400C Eliminator LX
Kawasaki ZL400D Eliminator

Videos

Kawasaki ZL400 Eliminator: video.

KAWASAKI ELIMINATOR 400 LX
KAWASAKI ELIMINATOR 400 SE
KAWASAKI ELIMINATOR 400 (ZL400D)

Manuals

Kawasaki ZL400 Eliminator: manuals, parts, microfiches.