Kawasaki Eliminator 450 vs Honda Rebel 500 Compared In 7 Images

  • Jun 9, 2023
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Check out detailed pictures of the mid-capacity cruisers

Kawasaki has taken the wraps off the Eliminator 450 – a stroked out version of the Eliminator 400 – in the U.S. The true-blue cruiser is quite a contender in the segment, and directly rivals the Honda Rebel 500. Here’s how both cruisers compare in images 

When it comes to design, the Eliminator 450 is quite identical to the Eliminator 400 – muscular and aggressive with a raked-out front and a low-slung stance.

Honda Rebel 500 takes it up a notch on the design front with a high-rise fuel tank and a really muscular overall appeal. This bike segues more into the cruiser style with the low seat and raised handlebar.

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Powering the Eliminator 450 is a 451cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin motor making 43Nm. The Eliminator 400 makes 48PS and 37.2Nm, so expect the Eliminator 450 to make slightly more power than its smaller sibling. On the Rebel 500, propelling duties are taken care of by a 471cc, parallel twin, liquid-cooled engine making 46.2PS and 43.3Nm. 

So to reiterate, the Rebel 500 makes less power and is heavier at 191kg kerb, whereas the Eliminator 450 tips the scales at 176kg kerb, offering a better power-to-weight ratio.

In terms of underpinnings, both bikes feature a similar setup – telescopic fork and dual shock absorber suspension setup along with disc brakes at both ends. That said, the Eliminator gets an 18/16 inch alloy wheel setup, whereas the Rebel runs a smaller 16 inch setup front and back. Also, the Rebel 500 gets standard dual-channel ABS, whereas it is an optional feature on the Eliminator 450.

While both get circular LCD consoles and all LED lighting, the Eliminator 450 boasts of smartphone connectivity; however, it does not get navigation.

Lastly, the Eliminator 450 is priced at USD 6,649, around Rs 5.49 lakh, for the non-ABS variant and at USD 6,949, around Rs 5.73 lakh, for the ABS model. On the other hand, the Honda Rebel 500 costs USD 6,449, around Rs 5.3 lakh. Sadly, both bikes are unlikely to debut in India, although you have the Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 and the Kawasaki Vulcan S available in our markets.

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