Kawasaki EL250: history, specs, pictures

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Kawasaki EL250
Also called EL250 (reduced effect), EL 250 (reduced effect), EL250E, EL 250 E, EL252, EL 252, EL252 Eliminator, EL 252 Eliminator, EL 250
Production 1988 - 2001
Class Road
twin, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 62.5mm x 41.2mm
Top Speed 90 mph (145 km/h)
Horsepower 29.37 HP (21.9 KW) @ 12000RPM
Torque 14.75 ft/lbs (20.0 Nm) @ 10000RPM
Fuel System carburetor
Ignition battery and coil
Spark Plug NGK C8HA `88-89[1]
Battery YUASA YB9L-A2 `88-89[1]
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet multi disc
Final Drive Chain: 520 `88-89[1]
Brakes Front: single disc
Rear: expanding brake
Front Tire 100/90-s17
Rear Tire 140/90-s15
Wheelbase 58.66 inches (1490 mm)
Length 85.83 inches (2180 mm)
Width 29.33 inches (745 mm)
Height 40.94 inches (1040 mm)
Seat Height 28.54 inches (725 mm)
Weight 315.26 pounds (143.0 Kg) (dry), 159.0 kg (wet)
Recommended Oil K-tech 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 2.91 Gallon (11.00 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 4.50 liters/100 km (22.2 km/l or 52.27 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual

The Kawasaki EL252 Eliminator was a twin, four-stroke Road motorcycle produced by Kawasaki between 1988 and 2001. It could reach a top speed of 90 mph (145 km/h). Max torque was 14.75 ft/lbs (20.0 Nm) @ 10000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 29.37 HP (21.9 KW) @ 12000 RPM.


The engine was a liquid cooled twin, four-stroke. A 62.5mm bore x 41.2mm stroke result in a displacement of just 253.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).


The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet multi disc.


It came with a 100/90-s17 front tire and a 140/90-s15 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a expanding brake in the rear. The EL252 Eliminator was fitted with a 2.91 Gallon (11.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 315.26 pounds (143.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 58.66 inches (1490 mm) long.

In Media[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019.