Kawasaki Eliminator 125 Review
If you’re looking for a good bike for tooling around town, then the kawasaki eliminator 125 may be the perfect bike. It has classic styling, a smaller engine that gets AMAZING gas mileage, and it’s light weight makes it ideal for low speed maneuvers. There are a few things this bike can’t do, but depending on your situation they may not matter much.
Cruising around town
The Eliminator offers classic motorcycle styling and an engine that will keep a new rider out of trouble. The small frame and manageable 125cc engine make it ideal for those who predominantly stick to street riding.
Need to pop down to the grocery store for some milk? This is a great choice. Want to ride around on back country roads? Also an amazing bike. Want to drag race a Ferrari? Then the eliminator probably isn’t the best choice.
Low seat and vintage look
In addition to the control you get from the lower horsepower, this bike and has a cool vintage look about it. With chrome in all the right places, and the stretched fuel tank you’ll be sure to attract double-takes from the passerby.
Out of all the features of this motorcycle the best thing would probably be it’s seat height. It comes in at an amazingly low 26.8 inches, that’s even lower than the Kawasaki Ninja 250 (29.3 in. inches) that is famous for being a bike great for smaller riders. In fact the Eliminator 125 has the distinction of being the smallest production model motorcycle in the United States.
The Eliminator is equipped with an air-cooled, 125cc four-stroke, single-cylinder engine. The engine is designed to be more powerful at lower speeds. This low-end torque is very useful when riding around in the streets. It’s good to keep in mind that this engine is only 125cc’s and therefore clocks in at around 12 horsepower. (This number may be confusing if you are used to hearing about cars with hundreds of HP, but cars are hauling around a lot more metal than a small framed motorcycle like this one).
A great learner bike
So, in general, this motorcycle is great for commuting on surface streets, but if you are going to take it on the highway make sure you don’t have too many hills to go over or else this little trooper might struggle. The Eliminator trades excess power for other attributes, -like keeping your hard earned money in your wallet were it belongs!
It is one of the cheapest motorcycles around, retailing at only $2,649.00. The bike is also low-maintenance. With the bike getting around 60-70 miles per gallon you definitely won’t be hurting at the pump either.
- Small frame is perfect for shorter riders.
- 125cc engine is VERY forgiving.
- Front brakes are fantastic on this bike.
- A little too underpowered for much freeway riding.
- Bike could be a bit small for larger riders
- Engine: Four-stroke, SOHC, two-valve, single cylinder
- Displacement: 124cc
- Transmission: 5-speed
- Brakes: Front: Single hydraulic disc, Rear: Drum
- Length: 84.6 in.
- Seat Height: 26.8 in.
- Weight: 291 lbs. dry
- Fuel Capacity: 3.4 gals
- Price: $2649