Update 9.20.21: Relisted due to a non-responsive winning bid. Don’t be that guy — respect the seller, the bike, and the process. -dc
Rarer in the U.S. than a 145-lb. rider, Kawasaki’s 150cc two stroke KRR-150 sings a high RPM song of far off places. But for a lighter weight fan of two-stroke fun, RSBFS reader Michael’s KRR might be the perfect hobby.
A staple in the south Asian market, the KRR-150 is a single with 30 hp, passenger pegs, and quite capable of the ton. Though it has the KIPS integrated power valve and CDI ignition , the KRR-150 relies on the six-speed to keep the engine in the power band. The lightweight steel frame and 17-inch wheels look like a larger Ninja, with a four-piston front and rear brakes. Even with full fuel and oil injection tanks, weight is under 300 lbs., and the skinny fairing makes a slot in the air if not a hole.
Michael picked up his KRR150 a few years ago, after seeing this RSBFS – profile –, cleaned it up nicely, and took care of the overdue maintenance items. It still has just 9,243 kms or 5,743 miles, and features CA title. Michael’s comments:
I received this bike in early October of 2018 and I have only changed the tires, cleaned the carb, and changed the spark plug. Like the previous owner says, the bike takes some work to get it started after it has been sitting for a while. I use a starter fluid that has a lubricant in it and I usually have it started and running after 2-3 sprays.
The bike runs great and really rips for a 150cc 2-stroke. It has a factory boost bottle type of resonance power chamber and KIPS power valve which work well together to flatten the torque curve and give more in both low, mid, and high RPM ranges. I have a handful of 2-Stroke bikes from every decade from the 60’s onward besides the 90’s and from an all around fun to ride and capable machine, this bike holds its own.
I was able to get the bike registered in California and I highly recommend if you are a California resident and you are considering this bike, do it. 2-stroke bikes are not easy to register in California from any year, but the more modern, the more difficult. Registration is current and CA title is in hand.
If I had more space I would keep this in my collection due to its rarity, it’s CA title, and it’s all around ripper fun level.
If you love 2-stroke bikes and you want to ride what I believe to be a full featured, modern, tech-advanced bike that was never available in the US, you will not be disappointed.
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Michael can be reached by email – here -. Bike is located in San Anselmo, Ca, 94960.
Michael’s KRR150 has a few paint blemishes but was imported as a new bike, and shows very well. The KRR model had a long run and parts should be easy, and Tyga Performance shows several upgrades and has a U.S. distributor. Michael’s bike is a relatively recent year, seems to have had just two owners, looks excellent, quite rare, and a lightweight performer. Even if the next rider isn’t from the left coast, the California paper trail will make it easier for a subsequent owner.
Michael welcomes your email – here -. Bike is located in San Anselmo, Ca, 94960.