Coming Full Circle

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Coming Full Circle

What started off as one of India’s most affordable cruisers has come around to its roots ushering in a new era of entry-level premium motorcycles

Abhik Das

In early 2000s, erstwhile Kawasaki Bajaj came out with a game changing product. The Eliminator shrunk big-bore cruisers into a compact package while even offering a powerful (for that time) 175cc, 15bhp engine. Low-slung, chromed out, classic cruiser lines ensured that the motorcycle stood apart while the high price tag ensured exclusivity. Over the years, the engine capacity went up to 220cc and then had the Street iteration which also had an affordable 150cc version available which is now being replaced by the Street 180, coming full circle from the original Eliminator.

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April 2018