Please Note: This Kawasaki ZXR250 sold before it was scheduled to go up on auction. We’ve added it to the site to help you value the Iconic goodness that we sell!
Additional photos are available here for your perusal.
Kawasaki first introduced the ZXR250 in 1989 as a smaller alternative to the ZXR400. In addition to sporting similar styling to its bigger sibling, the ZXR250 also borrowed plenty of race-ready components. For instance, it boasted an inertial boost system, a cast aluminum frame, adjustable sports suspension, and a 15L fuel tank — all in a motorcycle weighing just 311 lbs dry.
What’s more, the 249cc four-stroke inline-four engine was tuned to the absolute limit of legality. Capable of producing 45hp at 15,000rpm, it could take you from 0-60mph in just 3.8 seconds before climbing all the way to a claimed top speed of 127 miles per hour. And here’s the thing: three years later, Japan amended its restriction laws, further restricting the maximum power for a 250cc motorcycle to 40hp.
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us replace the oil and oil filter, the air filter, and the brake fluid. We also serviced the carbs, cleaned up the wiring, and installed new Bridgestone Battlax BT46 tires with date codes of
Our service department notes the following in their condition report:
Gas Tank Internal: Ok
Tire Year Front: 2623 / Rear: 3822
Tire Life Front: 100% / Rear: 100%
Tire Press Front: 30PSI / Rear: 28PSI
Brake Life Front: 80% / Rear: 60%
Hydraulic Brake Fluid Front and Rear: New
Oil Quality: New Level: Good
Coolant Quality: Ok Level: Ok
Drive Chain Condition: Ok
Suspension Leaks: Front is Pitted, Rear: Ok
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Test Ride: Bike Operates as intended
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Kawasaki is offered on a clean Tennessee title. Please note that as an import, this bike lacks certain compliance and emissions stickers that the state of California would require to transfer a title. Have any ZXR250 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!