Lot 148 - 1992 12953 KR 1S 250C3
|Odometer reading||19,546 miles|
|Estimate||£3,000 - £4,000|
By the late '80s, Japan was going crazy over high-performance
250cc two-strokes and the Yamaha TZR, Honda NSR and Suzuki RGV were
born. In 1988, Kawasaki joined in with the fun by replacing the
KR250S with the pesky KR-1. The KR-1 had a parallel twin,
liquid-cooled engine with case reed induction and Kawasaki's KIPS
(Kawasaki Integrated Powervalve System). It punted out a healthy
52.5bhp; weighed in at a measly 123kg and reached an astonishing
131mph (the KR250S only managed 112mph). The KR-1 had awesome
acceleration and the fastest top speed of any of the 250cc
two-strokes in production at that time. It was the closest thing to
a race bike that Kawasaki had ever built for the road. It boasted a
huge, lightweight aluminium frame that wouldn't look out of place
on a 500cc bike, state of the art brakes with semi floating,
adjustable suspension, low-profile tyres and a cassette gearbox to
whip out should you need to tweak the gear ratios for the race down
to the chippy.
This excellent Kawasaki KR 1S 250C3 was first registered in August 1992 and was the subject of a restoration in 2006 when it was stripped down and repainted to the classic Kawasaki racing colour scheme of green and white. The vendor has reported that this KR 1S runs and drives well and is supplied with a V5C registration document. This two stroke 250cc motorcycle has become very sought after and collectable and does not come to market very often.
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