6 June marks the introduction of exciting new models to the 2024 Kawasaki lineup of products. The all-new Eliminator launches with an equally new, 450cc engine ideal for the North American market.
Also new for 2024 are the thoroughly revised Ninja ZX-6R and KX450/KX450X as well as the updated KLX300/KLX300SM that all receive important design and mechanical upgrades in their new model-year.
Here’s a closer look at all our new models’ features.
ALL-NEW – 2024 ELIMINATOR
● Powered by an entirely new 451cc parallel-twin
● Offers a relaxed, natural riding geometry and an accessible low seat height of 735 mm
● Lightweight build with Ninja 400-inspired trellis frame for a total weight of 176 kg*
● Round digital LCD instrumentation with smartphone connectivity
● Eliminator SE model adds headlight cowl, USB-C port, and SE seat
*Weight of the base model only
The 2024 Kawasaki Eliminator becomes an all-new point of entry into the world of Kawasaki cruisers. With a design inspired by the original Eliminator with a long and low silhouette, it also borrows certain features from sportier models to create a dynamic, easy-to-handle, and comfortable ride that will appeal to a wide range of riders.
At its core, the Eliminator is powered by an all-new Ninja 400-derived 451cc parallel-twin tuned to produce ample low-end torque for easy low-speed maneuvering, but also strong and linear power for flexibility on the highway. The engine is paired with a 6-speed transmission with assist & slipper clutch.
The new trellis frame, also inspired by the Ninja 400, is supported by a 41 mm telescopic fork upfront and twin shocks at the back. The 18-inch front wheel receives a large, 310 mm disk with balanced actuation dual-piston caliper. The 16-inch wheel at the back gets a 240 mm disc with dual-piston caliper.
The design combines elements of the present and the past with a round LED headlight, a round LCD instrument gauge with smartphone connectivity via RIDEOLOGY THE APP, and a LED taillight placed at the end of a floating tail inspired by the model’s heritage. The ergonomics are designed to be comfortable, natural, and relaxed for nimble handling and confident riding.
The Eliminator SE also comes with a standard front headlight cowl, USB-C port enclosed in a waterproof casing, and two-pattern leather SE seat.
Pricing for the 2024 Eliminator starts at $8,199 and at $8,499 for the Eliminator SE.
NEW – 2024 KX450
● New, redesigned cylinder head with new, central port resulting in increased power
● New aluminium perimeter frame
● New bodywork for optimized ergonomics and seamless position shifts
● New quick-release side cover
● New front Brembo brake system
● New ODI lock-on grips
● New Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC)
● New power modes
● New smartphone connectivity app and remote tuning ability
The championship-winning KX450 becomes even mightier opponent thanks to serious upgrades and updates. At the center of our top-of-the-line competition machine is a revised engine with a new cylinder head that features new straight intake and exhaust ports with the exhaust positioned centrally for more direct air flow, which results in a stronger performance. The aluminium perimeter frame was redesigned to accommodate the redesigned engine and is now stronger and more flexible.
Sitting on top of the new frame is a revised bodywork designed to offer improved ergonomics and seamless integration of the all the panels ensure easy weights shifts. This also includes a new quick-release side cover for easy access and maintenance.
To further improve braking, the KX450 and KX450X are now fitted with a Brembo front brake caliper and master cylinder paired with a 270 mm disc, while a 240 mm disc with Nissin caliper and master cylinder handle the braking duties at the back.
Both models receive a flight of switchable electronic assists which makes them even more capable and flexible in different conditions. The three-level Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) will provide an adjustable level of grip on slippier surfaces while the two-level power modes allow riders to choose between two engine mapping. Riders will also get to adjust their tuning using the smartphone connectivity and RIDEOLOGY THE APP KX.
Pricing on the new 2024 KX450 starts at $12,049 and at $12,149 for the 2024 KX450X.
NEW – 2024 Ninja ZX-6R
● Updated design aligned with the new Ninja ZX aesthetic introduced on the Ninja ZX-10R
● Receives new round brake disks similar to the Ninja ZX-10R for increased braking power
● New Integrated Riding Modes (Sport, Road, Rain, Rider)
● New 4.3-inch colour TFT display with smartphone connectivity
The legendary Ninja ZX-6R is back for 2024 with several important updates to keep as thrilling as it’s always been. Following in the footsteps of the new-generation Ninja ZX-10R and the all-new Ninja ZX-4R, the 2023 Ninja ZX-6R receives a racy new design with a sharper fairing and a more compact headlight shape. The new fairing also integrates a sports windshield with holes that help relieve wind pressure in the cockpit and reduce buffeting at high speed.
Behind the new windshield, pilots can now select between four integrated riding modes (Road, Sport, Rain, Rider) via a 4.3-inch full-colour TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity using RIDEOLOGY THE APP.
The new 2024 Ninja ZX-6R starts at $13,099 for the non-ABS model.
NEW – 2024 KLX300 and KLX300SM
● Updated design and ergonomics inspired by the KX lineup
● New LED headlight
For 2024, the KLX300 and KLX300SM receive a few key upgrades to make them even more fun and versatile starting with new bodywork panels. New slimmer KX-style shrouds and new two-piece side covers not only give the models a sportier look but also create more comfortable ergonomics that allow the rider to easily shift in the saddle. A new, slimmer LED headlight offers improved visibility.
The 2024 KLX300 is priced at $6,999 and the KLX300SM, at $7,399.
For 2024, we are also pleased to announced the return of the high-performance Ninja ZX-10RR to our lineup, available in very limited quantities. To learn more about our 2024 models, visit kawasaki.ca.
Main picture: Kawasaki Eliminator.