This is about as new as you can probably get anywhere in the world. The seller estimates it may be one of ten that are known to be in the U.S. and I suspect he may be right. While not the usual 2 stroke 250 we often seek out, this one is a 4 stroke that revs to 19k (not a misprint)! So far no bids opening at $5k reserve in place, but I suspect that won't last long.
quote from the seller:
There aren't that many CBR250RRs in the states, probably ten. None have 553 miles on them, well, only one does, at least. This 4-cylinder motorcycle has had a long history of sitting and being admired. It is in as perfect a shape as a 23 year-old motorcycle can be.
Everything is original: the tires, the air in the tires. The oil has been changed twice. There is gas in the tank and it runs exactly as it should. The carbs had a good going through, and work fine.
When riding it, one gets to understand just how nice these bikes were when they were new, since everything about this one still is "new". If you take a CBR600 and scale it down everything on it to 80% of the 600, this is it - low seat height, light controls, light weight.
I haven't seen what 19,000 rpms feel like quite yet - my teeth start to grit pretty hard around 17,000!
This sat in a Honda dealer in Japan for around 12 years as a display. How would it look in your garage?