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PostSubject: Kawasaki 900 Eliminator   Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:46 pm

I remember the introduction on this machine.



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ZL900Introduced in 1984, and only produced for 2 years. It was produced as the Eliminator in 1984 and the ZL900 in 1985, the ZL900 evolved from the Kawasaki Z1. The ZL900 was designed to evoke images of the wildly successful Z1 drag bikes, with a bobbed rear fender, short travel fork, large rear tire, fat chromed mufflers, a small fuel tank and low straight handlebars. The ZL900 engine was a transplanted and slightly modified version of the liquid-cooled Inline 4 introduced in the 1984 Kawasaki ZX900 Ninja. Kawasaki used smaller 32 mm carburetors (the ZX900 used 34 mm), different timing and camshafts with less duration. This gave the engine a different personality, trading the Ninja's high-end power for low-end and mid-range performance that was more suitable for a cruiser. At the time, the ZL900 was the only bike in its segment using an Inline-four powerplant instead of a V4 configuration. These bikes were produced by Kawasaki in Lincoln, Nebraska for the American market.

Credits for the pic to ThinMan - and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawasaki_Eliminator
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