Kawasaki ZL600 Eliminator (1986-91)

The Kawasaki ZL 600 Eliminator was produced from 1986 to 1991 and was equipped with a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, transverse four-cylinder engine with DOHC and four valves per cylinder. With a displacement of 592 cc, the bike had a compression ratio of 11.0:1 and came standard with a 4x 30mm Keihin CV induction system and solid-state digital ignition. The motorcycle produced a maximum power of 74 hp and maximum torque of 53.8 Nm.

The bike had a six-speed transmission coupled with a shaft final drive. The front suspension was equipped with 37mm Kayaba air-assisted forks, and the rear suspension featured dual shocks adjustable for rebound and preload damping. The stopping power was provided by a single 280mm disc brake at the front and a drum brake at the rear. The front and rear wheels had a tyre size of 100/90-18 and 150/80-15 respectively.

The Kawasaki ZL 600 Eliminator had a seat height of 715 mm and a wet weight of 209 kg. The bike had a fuel capacity of 12 litres and, on average, had a fuel consumption of 43 mpg. It was capable of reaching a top speed of 181.6 km/h and completing a standing quarter-mile in 12.2 seconds at a speed of 106.7 mph.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Kawasaki ZL 600 Eliminator

Year: 1986 – 91

Engine: Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder.
Capacity: 592 cc / 36.1 cu-in
Bore x Stroke: 60 x 52.4 mm
Cooling System: Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
Induction: 4x 30mm Keihin CV
Ignition: Solid state digital
Starting: Electric
Max Power: 74 hp / 54 kW @ 10500 rpm
Max Torque: 53.8 Nm / 39.7 ft-lb @ 8500 rpm
Transmission: 6 Speed
Final Drive: Shaft
Front Suspension: 37mm Kayaba air assisted forks
Front Wheel Travel: 137 mm / 5.3 in
Rear Suspension: Dual shocks adjustable for rebound and preload damping

Rear Wheel Travel: 89 mm / 3.5 in
Front Brakes: Single 280mm disc
Rear Brakes: Drum
Front Tyre: 100/90-18
Rear Tyre: 150/80-15
Seat Height: 715 mm / 28.1 in
Wet-Weight: 209 kg / 460.7 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 12 Litres / 3.1 US gal
Consumption Average: 43 mpg
Standing 1/4 Mile: 12.2 sec / 106.7 mph
Top Speed: 181.6 km/h / 112.8 mph

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