Kawasaki ZL 1000 Eliminator




Make Model

Kawasaki ZL 1000 Eliminator


1987 -


Liquid cooled, four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder.


997 cc / 60.8 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 74 х 58 mm
Compression Ratio 9.2:1


4x 32mm Keihin carburetors


Starting Electric

Max Power

110 hp / 82 kW @ 9000 rpm

Max Torque

9.3 kgf-m / 67.2 lb-ft @ 7000 rpm


6 Speed 
Final Drive Shaft

Front Suspension

38mm Showa air assisted forks 142mm wheel travel.

Rear Suspension

Dual Showa air assisted shocks, 106mm wheel travel.

Front Brakes

2x 277mm discs

Rear Brakes

Single 267mm disc

Front Tyre


Rear Tyre


Dry Weight

244 kg / 538 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

18.5 Litres / 4.8 US gal

Consumption  average

30 mpg

Standing ¼ Mile  

11.8 sec / 112.5 mph

Top Speed

131.4 mph

The ZL1000 was an evolution of the ZL900, sporting a larger engine shared with the ZG1000 Concours and 34 mm carburetors. The styling of the ZL1000 was much more conservative than that of the 900, with a longer rear fender and a much larger fuel tank, this motorcycle was only available for 2 years, 1987 and 1988, but mostly sold in UK, Australia and the US in 1988. 100 HP models was sold in Germany, France and Sweden. The ZL1000 shares the same strong following as the ZL900.