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I was reading about a Kawasaki ZXR250 and that it was not made/available in the USA. Does anyone know where this model is made and what some of the differences are?
 

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the zxr250 is a japanese domestic model, started in 1989, frame no zx250a-******.
zbout 1992 zx250b-****** came out with 17inch rear wheel and different plastics.
about 1994 zx250c-****** came out with loads of changes.
all models are restricted to 112mph, but can easily be derestricted using a little black box that plugs in up by the speedo clock.
does 50+mpg
125mph
redline starts at 18000rpm,yes 18,000 and finishes at 21,000.
sounds like a f1 racing car on speed when wound up, even on stock end can.
mine is my lil baby,totally original, money is no object for her, she gets whatever she needs, i love her and will never sell her.
 

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We get the bottom of the barrel here in the USA. You would think that we would have access to some kick butt bikes...in small size... I guess the Government would rather us have 600 up bikes for those that aren't in the service overseas...I'm pretty **** Upset with our current choice of the EX 250 Model F, the so called Ninja 250R Sportbike. This is the bike that I push hard as it truely packs a punch and it is something that has low mass and power enough to reach the Maximum Federally imposed Speed LIMIT in our country. Then I find out, after writing to Kawasaki (USA and Japan) with ALL of my constructive criticism, that hte bikes exist in Uk and even Canada! Get rid of the 16" wheels was my first line, so that 17" sticky tires, more available and on EVERY other sportbike listed here for Kawasaki. I went on with about a dozen SAFETY ideas...then I find out there is a ZZ-R250 model in CAnada...The UK has a ZXR-250 model GPx250 model and Somewhere out there...is a kr1s model... Things could be worse for us here in the United States we could have the Republic of California involved and their bikes are nothing but a nightmare with differences that are major problems when trying to get rid of the smog and or controls involved. When I Enlisted into the US Navy we took an Oath to defend our Country against ALL Enemies Foriegn and Domestic...it seems that the only way we have to defend ourselves now adays is to VOTE! I don't want to get in to deep with everyones feelings towards our so Called Democratic Government in the United States of America...In the Beginning, we were a small country where we were tired af Taxation without representation...now we have representation but it seems very corrupt, even Socialistic is some areas of our lives. We pay taxes on what money we can earn, then when we spend it we are taxed again. I own a house and 10 acres that my grandfather bought 80 acres originally, then my father bought it, now I have it...do I own it....NO! should I refuse to pay my Personal Property Taxes on the County appraiser's list, then I lose the house and land. I now pay more taxes on the house and 10 acres than my grandpa, or even my dad did when he owned the house and land. AM I UPSET about the availability of a bike? **** straight I AM! I have to have on to be able to pay my taxes on my house to the State of Kansas....I won't even start on the Federal Government...IF they can't win they cheat, same as the STATE and County, city...IT's a raw deal. IF I can get my wife through the removal of her last kidney and the 6-8 weeks of dialysis before her sister donates a kidney and it heals up, I'm Packing up the wife, having an ESTATE AUCTION, sell the house and buy a small place in the Arizona Desert, or perhaps s. Nevada Desert. She can have her 1956 Buick and I can have my truck and a couple of bikes. Maybe WE will have a CHOICE of 250 Kawasaki's by then. I guess NAFTA is only good for the USA when it is only in THEIR interest. I know that posting or FLAMING is good for the soul every once in a while...just like going out on the back 10 and yelling as loud and as long as you can...you only scare wild life, hopefully not a skunk in the process. ARGHHHHHH!!!!!!!
 

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zxr250?

Hiya zx2r,
the kr1s is a official uk import from kawasaki uk, as was the gpx250 and the zzr250 which replaced it.
the zxr250 and gpz250r were both grey imports to the uk from japan, although i'm led to believe that austraila got these bikes through the grey import market as well.

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I understand...No we didn't get any that I know of here in the US...I may have to settle for a 750 tripple 2 stroke I found...although the 250 would be my first choice...
 

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Just an FYI, it's surprisingly easy to bring vehicles in from Canada. The following is for cars and motorcycles. I don't think it all applies to motorcycles.

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Contact the manufacturer of the vehicle to request a letter, having them state if the vehicle complies with all applicable U.S. Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS). The letter from the manufacturer must identify your vehicle by the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). READ THE LETTER CAREFULLY.


If the manufacturer letter states that the vehicle complies with U.S. FMVSS, except for minor labeling requirements, you have an acceptable letter. This letter along with your vehicle registration should be presented to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (Customs) at the border. Customs will review the manufacturer letter to assure that the vehicle complies. (DOT approval of the manufacturer letter was discontinued as of April 8, 1997.)


If the manufacturer letter states that the vehicle meets all U.S. FMVSS, except for the speedometer, or headlights, you may have these components replaced at a dealer authorized by the factory to repair your vehicle. In addition to the documents cited in item 2, above, you must present the invoice for the speedometer or headlight replacement to obtain Customs approval.


If the manufacturer letter states that the vehicle meets all U.S. FMVSS except for FMVSS No. 208 (automatic or passive restraint requirements) you WILL NOT be able to bring your vehicle into the U.S. on a permanent basis unless it is modified by an RI. If an RI is willing to modify the vehicle, it may be expensive and may change your desire to import the vehicle.


If the manufacturer will not issue a letter for your vehicle, the only method to import your vehicle on a permanent basis is to contract with an RI.


EPA approval is also required. You may call the EPA information line at: (202) 564-9660.
 

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Thanks, I've been working with a group on the web Greater Toranto Area, and already have my US Department of Transportation, National Transportation Highway Trafic Safety Administration Form HS-7 (Rev. 9-99) in hand. The DECLARATION. It shouldn't be any problem bring it across the border. Even though it is on the list I will go through the proceeedures first before making the purchase, the if everything is dialed in I'll go back across the line with everything again and ride one back...Who knows, I could legally in my state sell up to six of them a year without a dealers license. I just think that the Aluminum frame, 17" wheels, and a better looking fairing is better than what the US is offering. I'm not sure about the suspension...but with the other changes it is worth having one...
I have also printed out your information and will deep read it, again. Should this become a serious matter I'll chat with an importer for motorcycles on the US states side and they get paid a nominal fee and set things up...but I think for filling out a peice of paper, the Declaration...I can do it myself.
 
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