Iconic Eliminator Nameplate Returns: Kawasaki 450 Cruiser Teased for 2023 India Bike Week Launch

Iconic Eliminator Nameplate Returns: Kawasaki 450 Cruiser Teased for 2023 India Bike Week Launch

News by Team Drivio | 5 Dec 2023

Retro-inspired Eliminator 450 headed for India debut

  • Kawasaki has teased the launch of Eliminator 450 retro-cruiser at 2023 India Bike Week
  • The teaser video highlights the rear and confirms the iconic Eliminator name will return
  • Details remain scarce but the design will be inspired by the original Eliminator 900

After revealing a teaser video, Kawasaki has confirmed the Eliminator name will return on a new 450cc cruiser model set for launch at 2023 India Bike Week. The retro-styled motorcycle looks set to deliver nostalgic styling paired with accessible performance. Here's what to expect from the Eliminator 450 cruiser.

The short teaser video focuses on the rear, highlighting the old-school rounded fender and chromed exhaust. The Eliminator 450 branding also features prominently, leaving no doubt the iconic cruiser moniker will be revived by Kawasaki for Indian customers.

What to Expect: Retro Design Meets Modern Hardware

Inspired by the original Eliminator 900 that achieved cult status globally, expect the styling on the Eliminator 450 to deliver a strong dose of nostalgia. Details remain limited for now but the curvy, rounded rear fender and tear-drop fuel tank indicate the retro theme will extend to the rest of the motorcycle as well.

Kawasaki Eliminator 450  - Expected Key Specs
Engine451cc, parallel twin
Power40hp - 45hp
Launch dateDecember 8, 2023 (expected)
PriceRs 5.6 lakh (estimated)

While the looks may be old-school, expect the underpinnings to deliver modern ride dynamics and performance. The Eliminator 450 is likely to be powered by a 450cc parallel-twin motor sourced from the Kawasaki Ninja 400. Tuned for stronger low-down torque, it will likely be paired to a 6-speed gearbox.

India Launch Timeline

Kawasaki is primed to take the wraps off the Eliminator 450 on December 8 at the 2023 India Bike Week festival. This would mean the retro-inspired cruiser is likely to hit showroom floors in India early next year. Pricing will be key but expect Kawasaki to retail the Eliminator 450 at an attractive price point of around ₹5.6 lakh (ex-showroom).

With the teaser video confirming cruiser icon is set for a comeback, the Eliminator 450 looks ready to deliver an enticing mix of distinctive retro styling and accessible everyday performance. It promises to resonate with riders looking for old-school style without the drawbacks.