Lot 215 - 1989 Kawasaki KR-1
|Odometer reading||35,638 miles|
|Estimate||£2,800 - £3,400|
|Result||Sold - £2,240|
In the late 80's, Kawasaki had some success with their KR250 road racer and subsequently released the Kawasaki KR-1 as a two-stroke race replica. It was quite successful, triggering increased competition from the big four manufactures and set off a 250cc two-stroke war among the Japanese motorcycle producers. The engine for all KR-1 models was a two-cylinder, reed valve induction two-stroke motor of 249cc. The 180° firing parallel twin configuration featured a crank driven balance shaft. The power delivery was broadened with the use of the Kawasaki Integrated Powervalve System (K.I.P.S.) arrangement shared by other Kawasaki two-strokes. Registered in the UK on 1st September 1989, this KR-1 has been owned by the vendor since June 2008 and dry stored throughout most of his ownership. Supplied with a V5C registration document, this interesting example will appeal to motorcycle collectors of all ages.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.