Pass the "Grey Poupon", we're headin' over the pond to find this great piece of Kawasaki history. Starting in 1975 Kawasaki was a force to be recon with in the 250 GP class. Their inline twin with counter rotating cranks made some serious horsepower as Eddie Lawson proved by winning the AMA 250 GP Championship in '80 and '81. Winning 5 World 250 Championships Kawasaki chose to stop racing 250's in 1982 to focus on World Superbike machines, until a surprise visit at Daytona in 1992 with a "new" version of the KR1. This new version was heavily guarded as the new motor was allegedly an upside down fuel injected V-twin, finishing a 6th place while the other bike DNF'd, Kawasaki was never seen at a 250 race again. Located in West Yorkshire England, here is a brilliant example of their street going version, it is just plain smashing. Click here for the jump.
The ad reads:
Black and green, totaly standard and original 1990 KR1s. Great condition and fantastic performance. No known problems. Grab one before the prices start to climb like the other classic strokers are doing. £3299 ovno.Will come with 12 months mot
With 9000 miles this bike looks the part. At under 300 lbs these were one of the lightest 250's on the market and made 55 rear wheel horsepower from an inline twin. So at about $5500 (US) I think the bikes a steal, except one small issue, getting into the US. If the laws have remained the same you can bring in anything you want if its 25 years old with no problem, if not which is the case here, then Customs may ask you for DOT/EPA paperwork for this bike which it doesn't have. This can still be a little "hit or miss", it's worth a call to your local Customs broker and see what he says. Anyway this bike is still the dogs bollocks, tell him you found it here at RSBFS.com!