Kawasaki ZL600B: history, specs, pictures

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Kawasaki ZL600
Manufacturer
Also called Kawasaki Eliminator 600, ZL 600 Eliminator
Production 1995 - 1997
Class Cruiser
Predecessor Kawasaki ZL600A
Engine
in-line four, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 60.0mm x 52.4mm
Compression ratio 11.0:1
Top Speed 118 mph (190 km/h)
Horsepower 59.68 HP (44.5 KW) @ 10500RPM
Torque 33.93 ft/lbs (46.0 Nm) @ 7800RPM
Fuel System 4x30mm Keihin carburetors
Spark Plug NGK D9EA
Battery YUASA YB12A-A
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed
Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension Front: 37mm Kayaba air assisted forks
Rear: Dual shocks adjustable for rebound and preload damping
Brakes Front: single disc
Rear: expanding brake
Front Tire 100/90-18
Rear Tire 150/80-15
Seat Height 28.15 inches (715 mm)
Weight 440.92 pounds (200.0 Kg) (dry), 209.0 kg (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-401[1]
Recommended Oil K-tech 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 3.17 Gallon (12.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual


The Kawasaki ZL600 Eliminator was a in-line four, four-stroke Cruiser motorcycle produced by Kawasaki between 1986 and 1997. It could reach a top speed of 118 mph (190 km/h). Max torque was 33.93 ft/lbs (46.0 Nm) @ 7800 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 59.68 HP (44.5 KW) @ 10500 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a liquid cooled in-line four, four-stroke. A 60.0mm bore x 52.4mm stroke result in a displacement of just 593.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6-speed transmission.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 100/90-18 front tire and a 150/80-15 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a expanding brake in the rear. The front suspension was a 37mm Kayaba air assisted forks while the rear was equipped with a Dual shocks adjustable for rebound and preload damping. The ZL600 Eliminator was fitted with a 3.17 Gallon (12.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 440.92 pounds (200.0 Kg).

1986 - 1994 Kawasaki ZL 600[edit]

Even if the first Eliminator bike was produced in 1985, Kawasaki launched multiple different ZL models depending on their displacement: 1000cc, 600cc, 500cc, 400cc.


1995[edit]

1995 Kawasaki 600 Eliminator ZL600-B1



  • 592 mL
  • 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Pearl Canary Yellow (1G), Ebony (H8)
  • F No. - ZL600B-000001
  • Engine No. - ZL600AE005301
  • Parts Catalog No. - 99917-1656-02
  • Owner's Manual No. - 99922-1737-01, (DE) 99923-1395-01,
    • (FR) 99947-1169-01
  • Service Manual No. - 99924-1055-04 & 99924-1185-52

1996[edit]

1996 Kawasaki 600 Eliminator ZL600-B2
1996 Kawasaki Eliminator 600 (ZL600-B2) in Black
1996 Kawasaki Eliminator 600 (ZL600-B2) in Black
1996 Kawasaki Eliminator 600 (ZL600-B2) in Black
1996 Kawasaki Eliminator 600 (ZL600-B2) in Black



  • 592 mL
  • 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Pearl Canary Yellow (1G), Ebony (H8)
  • VIN No. - JKAZL4B1vTA010001
  • Engine No. - ZL600AE005301
  • Parts Catalog No. - (US) 99961-0407
  • Owner's Manual No. - 99920-1765-01
  • Service Manual No. - 99924-1055-04 & 99924-1185-52

1997[edit]

1997 Kawasaki 600 Eliminator ZL600-B3



  • 592 mL
  • 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 6-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Firecracker Red (B1)
  • VIN No. - JKAZL4B1vVA015001
  • Engine No. - ZL600AE005301
  • Parts Catalog No. - (US) 99961-0407
  • Owner's Manual No. - 99920-1822-01
  • Service Manual No. - 99924-1055-04 & 99924-1185-52



In Media[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019.